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Friday, June 7, 2013

"Remembering Jim Imbus" Benefit Concert


Three musical acts will come together this month to help raise money for cancer research as well as celebrate the life Jim Imbus. The "Remembering Jim Imbus" show features Noah Sugarman, Hero Jr., and Veseria. The show takes place Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Southgate House Revival.

Imbus was an important part of the Ft. Thomas community, and this event also shows just how much he touched the lives of those around him. I recently spoke with Noah Sugarman about his role in the event. Sugarman is a Ft. Thomas native, and local favorite amongst music fans. He recently released a new album, and has been traveling the country for years performing. This benefit show is especially important to him.

“When I was a kid, even in middle school and high school, the Imbus family was like a second family to me. I lived really close to them, and babysat the youngest two boys, and I hung out with their oldest two...They lived close to my parents, and we hung out with them all the time,” said Sugarman.

According to Sugarman, the show is a way for him to honor an important family in his life. “For me, it’s just my way to give something to the family that was so solid, and such a huge part of my childhood,” said Sugarman. “I was close with the entire family.” Unfortunately, Sugarman could not attend the funeral, but wanted to come back to the area and celebrate Imbus in his own way.

On June 26th, don’t expect to walk into a somber event. “First and foremost, I want it to be fun and happy. It’s supposed to be a celebration of his life. Not another funeral,” said Sugarman. He will be playing songs off his new album as well as some old songs. So what else can you expect the night of the show? “A really nice, solid gathering. I think there will be a lot of love in the room,” said Sugarman.

The Southgate House Revival is located at 111 E 6th Street in Newport, KY. Doors open at 7:30pm and the show kicks off at 8:00pm. Tickets can be purchased now or at the door for $12, and a portion of the sales goes to Good Samaritan Foundation's Brain Tumor Research Fund.

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