The Greater Cleveland music community will come together to support Grog Shop sound engineer, musician and artist John Kalman this weekend.
Kalman experienced serious injuries while on vacation in California in late October, after an accidental fall led to injuries to his brain, ribs and clavicle. According to a news release from the Grog Shop, Kalman was in a medically induced coma for two weeks after the accident. A Caring Bridge account run by Kalman's family members shares details about Kalman's recovery.
After the accident, a GoFundMe fundraiser for Kalman has amassed more than $39,000. Now, the Grog Shop will add to the funds with a benefit show and online auction on Saturday, Dec. 3. Tickets to the event cost $20-$50 and proceeds will be donated to Kalman and his family, as he continues to recover.
The event will feature a DJ set by The Gerloscar Supreme Team and performances by Wrong Places and Non Bruises. Complimentary food will be provided by Geraci's, Farmer's Feast, MOJO World Eats, R&D Sausage Co., Gifted Grass Farms and Kensington Pub, according to a news release. The venue will also raffle off gift cards to local businesses, basket prizes and merchandise.
For those who can't make the event in person, an online auction will also support Kalman, featuring signed records, original artwork, instruments, Cavs tickets and more. The auction opens at 10 a.m., Dec. 2 and. closes at 7 p.m., Dec. 8, according to the release.
Find more information about the benefit show and auction at grogshop.gs.
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