Dave Zollo headlines Crisis Center fundraiser at Trumpet Blossom Cafe

Benefit for Crisis Center of Johnson County

Trumpet Blossom Cafe — Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m.

Dave Zollo plays the Trumpet Blossom Cafe on Saturday, 12/17 -- photo courtesy of the artist
Dave Zollo plays the Trumpet Blossom Cafe on Saturday, Dec. 17. — photo courtesy of the artist

The yearly benefit show for the Crisis Center of Johnson County has a new home this year, at the Trumpet Blossom Cafe (310 E Prentiss St, Iowa City). The event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m.

Kate Kane, who books the show each year, recently started booking for Trumpet Blossom, and said in an email that she “thought it would be a fun change of pace to have the benefit be there this year.”

Trumpet Blossom’s Katy Meyer added, “We’d been wanting to do a locals-only show for a while, so it made sense to make a huge night of it and try to raise some money for the Crisis Center.”

“I chose all performers that I love,” Kane said. “Some of them I expect to draw a larger crowd, while others are great new local acts that haven’t had their deserved exposure yet.”

Headlining the evening is Iowa City performer, songwriter and producer Dave Zollo. Other performers include Dave Moore, Hadiza, Hot Tang, the Passes, Pulsing and Samuel Locke Ward.

Admission for the evening’s festivities is a $10 recommended donation ($5 minimum). A raffle for fun, kitschy holiday decorations will take place during the event; one raffle ticket will be included with admission, with additional tickets available to purchase for $1.

The Trumpet Blossom will be offering discounts on all draft beers during the event. Meyer will also be creating a special dinner entree for the night, and a portion of the sales from that entree will go to the Crisis Center.

“I know it’s a very valuable resource for many people and families in our community,” Meyer said of the Crisis Center. “There are several things that the Crisis Center is involved with but the one that speaks to me the most is their food bank, which provides fresh and non-perishable food and other household items to families in need.”

“Money donated to the Crisis Center will go towards funding its crisis intervention, food bank and emergency assistance, and community intervention programs,” Kane said. “They help support the members of our own community who need help the most.”

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