Fundraiser will be held at Iron Post in Urbana

Fundraiser will be held at Iron Post in Urbana

URBANA – A benefit concert for the new Community Center for the Arts (C4A) at Lincoln Square Village will take place Saturday evening at the Iron Post in downtown Urbana.

Admission is a minimum donation of $5.

The benefit, from 5 to 9 p.m., will feature:

– 5 p.m., Oberon, the Possum King. Performs hard-driving old-time, cafe-style waltzes, haunting Breton melodies, quirky ballads and other genres. Members: Tom Faux, banjo and button-accordion; Robin Kearton, fiddle and old-time viola; Randy McCabe, mandolin; and Will Hope, guitar.

– 7:30 p.m.: The Backyard BBQ Band, blues, honky-tonk and Western swing, with Randy Cordle, steel guitar and mandolin; Rob Krumm, guitar; Doug Schroer, harmonica; Mark Wetzel, bass; and Mark Obuchowski, drums.

The school also will sell 50-50 raffle tickets during the event.

The Community Center for the Arts, founded by Robin Kearton, is a community-based organization designed to break down barriers that prevent people from enjoying and participating in the arts. It offers education in all disciplines, inspires artists to collaborate and brings people together through a mutual interest in the arts.

For information, visit online or contact Kearton at