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Local musicians band together to help guitar repair store owner recover from flooding

ROCHESTER, Minn. (FOX 47) –  Local musicians are coming together to help out one of their own who’s still dealing with a big challenge.

A concert at Pure Rock Studios Sunday raised funds for Brandon Evans, the owner of Evans Guitar Repair in Oronoco.

As we told you earlier this month, heavy rain and flooding left thousands of dollars in damage to Evans’ store.

Ten bands volunteered their time to put on a concert and raise donations to help Evans repair the building.

Local businesses also donated food and raffle prizes.

Two of the organizers, Weston Holley and Gina Marcucci, both members of the band My Grandma’s Cardigan, say Evans is a big supporter of Rochester’s music scene.

“We’ve got a lot of great musicians here that are not only representative of the Rochester music scene but also representative of his clientele,” Holley said. “So a lot of people are playing instruments either modded out, made by, set up by Brandon.”

There’s also a GoFundMe page collecting donations for repairs to the store.

Erin O'Brien

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