Vail’s Samana Lounge hosts fundraiser followed by concert by Jerry Joseph |

Vail’s Samana Lounge hosts fundraiser followed by concert by Jerry Joseph

on Tuesday night, Samana Lounge in Vail hosts a benefit for the Christie family, followed by a performance by Jerry Joseph.

Longtime locals Ben Christie, aka “Milky,” a Samana Lounge doorman, and his wife, Michaela, recently experienced a medical tragedy.

“With everything that happened, medical bills are going to be high,” said Scott McDonald, one of the event oganizers. “So, please come and help support them.”

The benefit takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. and includes free food and drink specials. There will be a raffle drawing for great prizes, including food and wine/chef’s table for six people at Larkspur, food from Up the Creek, free condo rentals from the Racquet Club and various gift certificates from bars located in Vail.

“We would like to thank the people who donated their time and effort to help out two individuals that are truly loved here in the valley,” said McDonald, who is known as Mac. “Also, we would like to thank Up the Creek, Crossfit in Avon, the East Vail Racquet Club and Larkspur for their donations.”

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For people who are unable to attend the benefit, but want to contribute, the Christie’s address is: 4145 Bighorn Road, Vail, CO, 81657.

Following the early evening benefit, Jerry Joseph will perform. For more than 30 years, Joseph has been strapping on a guitar and chasing down truth, understanding and soul with his music. He is best know for his performances with Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons who this past summer played at State Bridge or for one his side projects, including The Stockholm Syndrome. However this performance at Samana Lounge will be an unplugged acoustic set with fellow musician and drummer, Steve Drizos.

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