Following the devastation of Sunday’s tornado, Conway locals Preston Palmer, of Preston Palmer Studios and Marcus Bobbit of Kings Live Music came together to create a benefit concert to raise funds for those affected by the storm.
Alongside the Conway Chamber of Commerce, Bobbit and Palmer designed a full concert, which "all came together in two or three days," said Bobbit, "it was time sensitive and needed to happen."
Palmer and Bobbit have worked diligently to create the benefit concert. "We are trying to get ground work laid," said Palmer. Bobbit echoed, Palmers claim, "It’s been a whirlwind."
Kris Allen will be the main act at Fellowship Bible Church on Friday, May 9th, at 7 p.m.
Allen, a Conway local, was contacted by Palmer following the storm last Sunday. Palmer and Allen have worked together in the past. Allen and his band rehearse at Preston Palmer Studios, Palmer’s business. The event is Palmer’s hope to raise spirits and funds to supports those affected by the tornado.
In partnership with the Conway Chamber, the Red Cross, and Salvation Army, donation bins will be set up near the stage for people to give throughout the concert. The Chamber will allocate donations to both the Red Cross and Salvation Army.
The loving spirit of the community has blown Bobbit and Palmer away. "I’m excited of a community that is jumping in and helping out," said Bobbit.