The Derick Kirk Foundation will host a benefit concert beginning at 6 p.m. tonight at Capitol Roasters Cafe & Coffehouse.
The event features live performances from a variety of musical acts. Confirmed acts this year include Sean Sydor, Blues du Jour, C2J2, Hybrid Soul Project and Rubber Soul.
The annual event raises awareness for the support and development of music education and funding for scholarship programs for West Virginia students K-12.
The foundation was formed in 2007 in memory of Derick Kirk, a gifted local performer, writer and educator, who died of cancer at 28. All contributions go directly to scholarship and grant programs.
Although the concert is free, funds are raised through corporate and private contributions before, during and after the event.
For more information, call 304-346-2000 or email visit www.derickkirk.org.