Free Paducah Concert Saturday To Raise Funds For Local Unity Watertower Mural
Paducah community members are holding a free concert Saturday to help fundraise for a mural on a water tower expressing a spirit of unity in McCracken County.
The concert at the Noble Park amphitheatre will be raising funds for a mural painting that's been planned for months, picturing Black and white shaking hands in front of an American flag, along with the phrase “United We Stand.” The water tower mural would be displayed across from a large Confederate flag on private property, that has been displayed for years next to Interstate 24.
Paducah Southside Association is coordinating this event.
“The Blues Man” Frank James and the band “A Different Sound” out of Paducah will be performing. “A Different Sound” band leader Ernest Burton said his group supports the effort.
“I think they’re trying to raise another $4,000. I think we can do it,” Burton said. “We as a band do work at no charge to help out with worthy causes. I think with all the divisiveness of this year, that this is a worthy cause.”
Money will be raised through donations and paid concessions. Concert seating starts at 1 p.m. CST and runs till 4 p.m.. Paducah Mayor George Bray and Judge Executive Craig Clymer will be guest speakers at the event.