Local bands and acoustic artists are donating their time this weekend for Hope: A Benefit for Bethlehem House at "The Brick Room" at 1020 Front Street at 6 p.m. Saturday. The musicians will perform on two stages; one is set up for bands and the other for acoustic performances.

"We are expecting a tremendous turn-out for performances by four local bands and several acoustic artists at the Second Annual Hope Concert," Jill Imboden, development coordinator for Bethlehem House homeless shelter.

"We’ll have a great variety of music, something for everyone. One admission price gets you into any or all of the acts you want to see. The music starts at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. You can learn more about the bands by going to www.facebook.com/pages/Hope-A-Benefit-For-Bethlehem-House," Imboden adds.

Event Sponsors for the concert are Trinity Development Company, Sonic Drive-In, Conway Downtown Partnership, Preston Palmer Studios and Revel Magazine. Crain Automotive is sponsoring the acoustic stage. Smith Ford and Summit Bank have sponsored tables for the concert. Tables are still available for sponsorship for $150. This sponsorship includes eight tickets for the concert and a reserved table with the sponsoring company’s name displayed.

"Besides hearing some great bands, music lovers will actually be helping build a new building for Bethlehem House. Out of the original $1.3 million building goal, we still need $47,600 to replace our 100 year old money-pit building. Each ticket sold gets us closer. Every dollar raised at the Hope Concert will be matched twice. That means every $10 ticket amounts to $30 for building the new homeless shelter," said Imboden.

Advance tickets are available at www.bethlehemhouse.net. All ticket sales go to Bethlehem House to build a new shelter.