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Thu, Oct. 17

'Hidden Faces' concert to honor, benefit Yarnell animal rescuers

The "Hidden Faces" concert in Yarnell Saturday will honor people who helped residents and animals of that town after the disastrous Yarnell Hill wildfire in June and also raise money for Petey's Playground, which has taken care of the town's pets before, during and after the blaze leveled homes and other structures.

Said concert coordinator Walt Eckes, "I got together with another musician friend and saw that there were some folks and organizations that were contributing a lot, but hidden when it came to saying 'thank you' to them. We know we could never come close to thanking the hundreds of people or volunteer groups that came to assist Yarnell at its time of greatest need and the people behind the scenes coordinating our recovery.

"But we'd like to try."

The event will take place from noon to 10 p.m. on the site of the Mule Shoe Animal Clinic and the T-Bird Café at 19225 S. Highway 89 in Peeples Valley. Singer Denise Roggio will be the opening performer at noon on the main stage, singing "Yarnell Rising." Other entertainers will come from around Arizona to perform, including Paris James, the Sir Harrison Blues Band, Trip Wire, South Bound, 2Knuckles, Troublemakers, Marionettes, the Vulture Mine Road Band, the Weaver Mountain Band and more. All are donating their time and talent to the fundraiser for Petey's.

A $10 donation is being requested, and tickets are available at the Yarnell Market, B-Wear Fashion Boutique or at the gate.

More information is available by contacting Eckes at 928-427-4565 or

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