TinMan band’s first post-Gilroy concert will become a fundraiser

The musicians playing at the Gilroy Garlic Festival when the mass shooting occurred July 28 will go back on stage this week — and they’re turning the concert into a fundraiser.

TinMan, a classic rock band, was already scheduled to perform this Thursday, Aug. 15, at the free summer concert series at the San Jose Municipal Golf Course.

“We want to honor the victims,” said leader Bill Weir, who announced that the San Jose-based band will donate all tips and other donations received at the show.

Weir said band members discussed the upcoming performance after the violence that took place as the festival was winding down and decided, “We need to just carry on.”

The musicians dove for cover under the stage as the shooting started. None was injured.

“We’ve always been close. We’ve been a lot closer as a band (since then). That really kind of sealed it for us,” he said.

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The band also expects to announce a fundraising concert in Gilroy soon. Details for that event are still being firmed up.

Details: Early arrivals are recommended for Thursday’s concert, which will start at 6:30 p.m. at the San Jose Municipal Golf Course, 1560 Oakland Road, San Jose. Seating is limited at this outdoor venue; lawn chairs are welcome. Both food and drink will be for sale.

Source:: East Bay – Entertainment


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