WHAT: Benefit Concert for Striking FairPoint Workers, Tickets $10 at the door
WHEN: Monday, December 22, doors open at 8:30 pm, show starts at 9 pm
WHERE: Empire, 575 Congress Street, Portland
A lineup of some of Portland’s most prominent musicians is holding a “FunkFest for FairPoint Strikers” on Monday, December 22, at Empire music hall. The evening will be headlined by the eight-piece band Model Airplane. Adam Waxman and Joe Farrell and special guest Kenya Hall will also perform.
The announcement of the benefit concert at Empire marks the latest surge in public support for the FairPoint strikers. Since the strike began on October 17, the workers’ relief fund has received nearly $150,000 in donations.
“The community support we’ve received has been amazing,” said Peter McLaughlin, chair of the bargaining committee of the nearly 2,000 union workers at FairPoint. Read more