Due to the recent increase in Covid cases around the tri-state area, The Live to Save Lives Concert in Support of Donate Life, will be Postponed until April, 8 2022.
The Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates, The Kentucky Circuit Court Clerks Trust for Life, and all of our partners, are saddened by this, but we take our promise to help save lives very seriously. While it is still so important for us to share the message of organ, eye, and tissue donation, we cannot do so at the expense the communities we serve. Our hope is that we can come together on April 8 where we can “Sing and Save Lives” with Arlo McKinley and Hello June, in safety. You can continue to visit the website to learn about updates while we are all patiently waiting be together again.
From Our Holler To Yours,
Your Donate Life Family
COVID-19 has significantly impacted the number of new organ donors by creating barriers to registration.
Currently, 110,000 people in the U.S. are patiently waiting for the gift that will save their lives.
Unfortunately, 20 people DIE everyday while waiting for this gift.
That’s why We’re Going LIVE to Save Lives! We are teaming up with Arlo McKinley, Hello June, and one lucky high school student to encourage you to sign up to be an Organ Donor.
We need your help! Please consider joining the organ donation registry. YOU can Give the Gift of LIFE to several people in need!
WHY DONATE LIFE?
One organ donor can save up to eight lives
One tissue donor can heal more than 50 lives
All donor families receive grief support through our Aftercare Program
Our feature musician of the night is Arlo McKinley
McKinley’s Oh Boy Records solo debut, Die Midwestern, is deeply rooted in street soul, country, punk, and gospel and draws on personal stories, set against the backdrop of his hometown of Cincinnati Ohio.
It was crafted downriver, in Memphis’ legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service, produced by GRAMMY award-winning Matt Ross-Spang, with an all-star Memphis band of Ken Coomer, David Smith, Will Sexton, Rick Steff, Jessie Munson and Reba Russell.
There, McKinley recorded ten remarkable songs – some dating back fifteen years – all penned with a weight, honesty and gritty-hope that comes from living in the rustbelt city where his songs were born.
Our opening band is Hello June
Hello June formed in the hills of Morgantown, WV after core members Sarah Rudy (guitar/vocals) and Whit Alexander (drums) met as tenants of a particularly communal apartment building.
Their debut six-song EP, Spruce, fittingly unfolds as if an expression of self-discovery, where languid reflection is never as far from catharsis as it seems. NPR featured their single “Dance” on Heavy Rotation and hailed the Spruce EP for its mix of driving, indomitable hooks and ethereal, sustained tones, noting its, “blend of bright, blissful rock that shimmers, even throughout its darker moments.”
In January 2018, Hello June was featured in NPR Music’s first ever Slingshot class, a program where NPR-affiliated stations nominate exceptional emerging bands.
(photo by Josh Saul)