CODA to Host Benefit Concert to Help Local Musician John McKitrick Pay His Medical Bills


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Earlier this year, local musician John McKitrick suffered strokes in both his brain stem and cerebellum. Even though doctors told him he wouldn't be able to sing (let alone speak) with the tracheotomy tube they had to put in, he reportedly began serenading the nurses after only a few days.

To help McKitrick, who plays with the Original Waysiders, Galaxie Deluxe and Johnny Elvis & the Crown Electrics, pay his medical bills, CODA in Tremont will host a benefit concert featuring an afternoon/evening full of live music and food. All proceeds go towards McKitrick’s recovery and medical costs.

Local acts Johnny Elvis & the Crown Electrics, Ray Flanagan and Micah will perform.

The event takes place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14. Tickets are $25.

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