by Portia, entertainment editor

On Sunday, March 23rd, 5 area bands will take the stage at Mooreman’s Southside in Pittsburg, Kansas for a benefit concert to raise funds for 27 year old Colter Steffens.

During this past winter, Steffens became stranded for over five hours outside in the freezing snow. A local homeowner discovered the man face down in the snow practically frozen to death. Although doctors were able to save his life, Steffens lost both of his feet and one hand due to severe hypothermia. He has a long road to recovery and needs your help.

Performing that day will be “The J3 Trio”; “Smoot Mahuti”; “Pit 42”; “Cronus” and “Burning Tide.” There will also be a raffle and an auction. Food will also be available.

There is a $5.00 cover charge at the door.

The benefit marks the first one of the year to be presented by “Musicians for Miracles” which has been presenting benefits since 2010. Last year “Musicians for Miracles”, a 501 (c) (3) charity raised right at $50,000.00 to benefit area people in need. The organization stages benefits to assist individuals with a variety of health issues and other related expenses. Unlike many charitable organizations, 100% of all money raised goes directly to the person needing help. You can visit the “Musicians For Miracles” Facebook page by clicking here.

Mooreman’s Southside is located at 1608 South Broadway in Pittsburg, Kansas.

The benefit runs from 2-8pm