Musicians from across the Lower Mainland have banded together to play a benefit concert this Monday for a fellow artist who lost his leg after a spider bite.
Guitarist Tony Del plays with the Fraser Valley's Ken McCoy Band.
Del lost his leg in October due to ongoing complications from a spider bite.
"He lived with it for seven years before he lost his leg," said event organizer Ken McCoy, of Mission, who has played with Del for more than 16 years.
"We're thrilled at the support we've received for Tony from the music community and the community at large so far."
A group of prominent musicians and bands are part of a line up that hopes to help Del wrestle with the challenges he'll face in the future.
Performers include Jerry Doucette, Jim Byrnes, Dave Martone, One More Girl, Ken McCoy Band, The Ray Roper Project, Simon Jarrett, The Lying Bastards and Angela Harris among others.
"We're thrilled to share a stage with such unbelievable musicians. This show will be one of the Valley's best shows this year," said McCoy.
The concert will also raise funds for the War Amps of Canada.
-The benefit concert takes place at 8 p.m. Monday, March 25 at Mission's Clarke Theatre, 33700 Prentis Ave. Tickets cost $20 and are available online at brownpapertickets.com/event/343766 or by phone from the Clarke Theatre box office at 604-820-3961. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events/211351122342515/