By Samantha Zasadil
The Country Music Festival on March 7, was hosted by the Dementia Connection of Havasu. The fundraiser featured country music start Jay Allen at the SARA Park Rodeo Grounds.
Allen wrote a song titled “Blank Stares” in 2018 which was written about his mother that was suffering Dementia. She passed away at the age of 54.
Other bands that performed included:
Dez Hoston/Longwood Band
Briana Payne Band
Little Town Band
Jay Allen and The Stallions were the headliner of the evening.
Money raised from the event benefitted the Dementia Connection of Havasu with more than 800 tickets were sold.
“This weekend I flew my band to the beautiful Lake Havasu, Arizona. We played a show in the middle of the desert and raised thousands of dollars to help fight Alzheimer’s. We partied, we tore up that stage, we shared stories, we cried, we did something important. This is what it’s all about right here. Thankful, proud, exhausted, heart full,” Allen said via his Facebook page.