Helping Hand - Kings of Spade Willie K Benefit Concert

May 18, 2018

Credit courtesy of Nik Lacchin of

This week on Helping Hand, it’s Kings of Spade and guitarist Jessie Savio speaking with HPR All Things Considered Host Dave Lawrence about the unique benefit they’re presenting tonight at The Republik, offering 100% of the ticket proceeds toward the medical expenses of legendary local musician Willie K, battling lung cancer. Over his career, Willie K has participated in numerous benefits and fundraisers to support many causes, and tonight is one of several gatherings assisting him with his medical bills. Tickets at $20 at the door; the lounge opens at 6 p.m., venue doors open at 8, and the music starts at 9 with openers 82Fifty. Kings of Spade headline, joined by a range of special guests each covering a popular rock hit from decades of chosen material. For those unable to attend, there is a Willie K Cancer Fund gofundme page to make contributions.

Helping Hand is a weekly feature on HPR. Friday afternoons on All Things Considered, and then archived here, Helping Hand puts the spotlight on an organization, event or topic that offers assistance to people with disabilities and others among the most vulnerable.

Tickets are available at the door.   

Donations to Willie K's medical expenses can be made on this Willie K gofundme page.