Bar Manager Chase Richardson said the bands that played — Syren; Before the Storm; John King and Ryan Asbury; and the Railway Express Band — performed free of charge for the event. He helped organize the fundraiser to help the shelter. In addition to the cover charge, half of the proceeds raised during a dart competition that night was also donated to the shelter.
“I got a cat from the animal shelter about a year ago and my girlfriend got a dog there two years ago,” Richardson said. “We like to go play with the animals and thought it would be a good idea to do the fundraiser.”