Concert to benefit fallen musician is Sunday

Published 2:22 pm Friday, August 31, 2012

Members of a Clanton-based band that split several years ago are reuniting for a concert Sunday to benefit the late Charlie “Two Dogs” Wade.

Wade, who passed away Aug. 19, was a bass player and vocalist in the band Copperhead.

Former band mates Michael Cash, Pete Dupree and Jeff Strickland organized the concert to memorialize Wade and help his family with funeral expenses.

“He was a member of our band for several years,” Cash said of Wade. “He was a phenomenal musician.”

The concert will begin at noon at the Jefferson State Exhibition Hall in Clanton.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 12 and under, and free for children 5 and under.

Plates of homemade spaghetti and dessert will also be sold, door prizes will be raffled off and a cakewalk will be held.

More than 50 local musicians from Chilton and Shelby counties will entertain audiences until 10 p.m.

A bluesy rock-and-roll band called South of Blue will take the stage at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 30-minute solo set by Jeremiah Headley (a.k.a. “Red” Headley).

The Chris Porter band will play from 2–3 p.m., soloist Madison Wilson will perform from 3–3:30 p.m. and Steppin’ Out will take the stage from 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Cash said Exit 219 Reunion, his original band from nearly 20 years ago, will play a set from 5–6 p.m. Mike Nick will perform at 6 p.m.

More performers are still needed to fill empty time slots.

Anyone interested in performing can contact organizers at