An all-day musical event fundraiser will be held for Dillan Pope, a 27-year-old native of Lafayette. Pope suffered an accident that burst his cervical 7 vertebrae in April. The injury left him paralyzed from his chest down throughout his lower extremities. Although he has regained some movement, it is impossible to know how much mobility will be restored. To help with his recovery and overwhelming medical expenses, his family organized an all-day fundraising dance in Downtown Lafayette on Sunday, August 28.
Songs of Hope will be held at Warehouse 535 from 1 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, but kids 12 and younger get in free. There also will be a raffle, a silent auction, a cash bar and food by Southern Spread. All proceeds will benefit Dillan.
The event features guitar virtuoso Sonny Landreth, local zydeco favorite Geno Delafose, Cajun rockers Feufolletwith special guest singer Anna Laura Edmiston, and fiddler Chris Segura joining in. A portion of the proceeds will be used to start an organization to help continue providing resources to others who suffer from spinal and brain injury.
Here's the flyer with more information: