Chet Viken’s benefit is slated for Sunday, May 13 at the Vancouver Eagles, 107 E. 7th Street, Vancouver, Wash. (Phone: 360-693-8119.)
Musician Chet Viken has performed in the Northwest since the early ‘70s as a lead guitarist and vocalist. He’s played in several bands in the area, such as Sweet Revenge, Shilo, TLC, Peach Creek and Dakota, just to name a few.
Viken has battled cancer for more than a year now and was just recently in the hospital for four months; out of those four months, he was in a coma for about half of that time, with his medical bills soaring very close to a million dollars. Now is the time for all to step up and help a great guy and fellow musician.
The event starts at 2 p.m. and will go until at least 9 p.m. A great line up of bands is slated; starting off the day is Cheap Sunglasses at 2 p.m.; Radiophlyer, 3 p.m.; Wood Works, 4 p.m.; The Vermon, 5 p.m. Several other bands are waiting on time confirmations. Also, individual musicians will be there to jam throughout the day.
There will be raffles for some great prizes like a BBQ, an electronic E-book reader with 100 free books, a homemade quilt, a roll top desk and much more. A meatloaf dinner is available for $5.
If you would like to sign up to play at the event, contact Cat McGinnis at 360-518-9968 or contact her on Facebook.