Line-up set for cancer benefit concert

The third annual Striking Chords Against Cancer will be held May 31 at the Altoona Railroaders Museum.

This music festival is presented by Keller Engineers, Heidelberg Country Club and Furrer Beverage Co.

This talent-packed all-day concert benefits the American Cancer Society.

The gates open at 2 p.m., followed by the following entertainment line-up:

2:30 p.m. -?Matt Pletcher

3 p.m. -?The Syrins

4 p.m. – Travis Singer

4:30 p.m. – 7th Gear

5:30 p.m. – Jackson Monsour

6 p.m. -?Flight 19

7 p.m. – Matt Wagner

7:30 p.m. – Shallow 9

8:30 p.m. – The Backyard Rockers

9 p.m. – Chris Vipond and the Stanley Street Band

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at Giant Eagle Altoona and the American Cancer Society in Hollidaysburg for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Tim’s Cafe (drawing on May 27).

Tickets will also be available at the gate until sold out. Each ticket purchased enters you for a chance to win a luxury suite for an Altoona Curve game (20 tickets are included).

Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event from Wings and Things, JR Pizza, Furrer Beverage Co and ViSalus Project 10 Challenge Milkshakes with a percentage of sales benefiting the cancer society.

There will be a basket raffle, event T-shirts for sale and games of chance to raise additional funds.

Please take note that this is a rain or shine event, and that no re-entry is permitted.

This year’s music festival has already gained overwhelming support from local business sponsors and individual donors, including the following sponsors: Keller Engineers, Heidelberg Country Club, Unter Uns Society, Furrer Beverage Co., Freelance Audio, Altoona Mirror, ARROW Land Solutions LLC, The Bavarian Aid Society, Blue Knob Auto, Iron Masters Golf Course, Bettwy Systems, Audio Visual Resource Group LLC, Best Way Pizza, Lee Industries, Young, Oaks and Brown, Burgmeier’s Hauling, Bonney Forge Corp., the Bruno and Lena DeGol Family Foundation, Allegheny Club, Lynn Warehousing, Park Audio, Holiday Bowl, Belmar Hotel, Catholic War Veterans Post 1691, Fiore True Value, Automatic Transmission Specialists,, Grane Hospice, Buccinese Society, Sheetz Inc., Blair Mill Outlet, Reed, Wertz and Roadman Insurance, Glow Salon, ProActive Sports and Press Box Printing Co.

Striking Chords Against Cancer is a part of Giant Eagle’s Grocers Fight Cancer campaign that benefits the American Cancer Society.

This year’s 24th annual Grocers Fight Cancer Day event will turn the Altoona, Bedford, Ebensburg and Indiana Giant Eagle locations into a carnival-like atmosphere all in the name of raising funds for the “fight to put cancer in the bag” for good.

The stores donate at least 5 percent of the day’s total sales back to the ACS and have raised more than $1.2 million since the first event. This community-driven event takes place Oct. 2.

For more information on Striking Chords Against Cancer, follow the event on Facebook: www.

strikingchordsagainst or call the American Cancer Society at 695-9232.

Sign sponsorships are still available for $100.