m4mcolterColter Steffens (in the Pink Floyd shirt) pictured with members of some of the bands that performed at his benefit on March 23rd.


by Portia-Entertainment Editor

“I am grateful beyond words” were the words Colter Steffens spoke during a benefit concert in his honor at Mooreman’s Southside Bar and Grill in Pittsburg, Kansas this past Sunday.

The benefit, presented by Musicians For Miracles, raised over $3,000.00 to help Colter with his recovery after suffering a severe case of hypothermia this past winter. After being exposed to the frigid elements for over five hours, Colter was found nearly frozen to death. As a result, the 27 year old man had both feet and one hand amputated.

But he announced Sunday that he is determined, “to get back on my feet.”

The music kicked off that day with “The J3 Trio” playing several classic rock hits. The legendary “Smoot Mahuti” came on next, followed by “Burning Tide”; “Pit 42” and finally “Cronus” who sufficiently melted the audience’s collective faces.
The benefit was 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.

Musician’s For Miracles next benefit is on Saturday, March 29th. Adalyn Cates is a one year old little girl who is giving cancer one hell of a fight. In her short life, she has already had 7 surgeries and a tumor removed from her brain. Her benefit, featuring a chili feed and auction will take place at The Square Dance Hall at 1801 W. 2nd Street in Joplin MO. The event begins at 4pm.

You can check out Musicians For Miracles Facebook page by clicking here.