A benefit concert is in the works for the victims and families of the Cedar-Riverside building explosion and fire on New Year's Day, the Star Tribune reports.
Nearby radio station KFAI, as well as Augsburg College and the Cedar Cultural Center have joined forces to organize the concert, which is scheduled for Jan. 24 at the Cedar Cultural Center.
Participating artists so far include Spider John Koerner, the Brass Messengers, Southside Desire and DJ Go Getta. Also on the bill are Augsburg JIVE, which is a student ensemble from Augsburg College, and SYAV (Somali Youth Against Violence).
Tickets are $20 each and will go on sale Friday at the Cedar Cultural Center box office and website.
"Our neighborhood is known best for both its immigrant history and history of arts and culture, so we feel it's only appropriate to assemble a wide diversity of musical artists for this benefit concert," Cedar Cultural Center Director Rob Simonds said in a statement on the organization's website.
Officials say 13 others were injured in the blast and subsequent fire, some critically.