FARGO — Folk musician, songwriter and poet Chuck Suchy will host a virtual benefit concert for the Great Plains Food Bank at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 21. The virtual concert will be streamed on both Suchy's and the Great Plains Food Bank's Facebook pages.
Suchy, a longtime Mandan-area farmer, is known as the original North Dakota Troubadour. He has spent his career writing and performing songs about his experience living in North Dakota, while also recording albums and performing with family members.
The concert will benefit the Great Plains Food Bank, which assists children, seniors and families throughout North Dakota and western Minnesota. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the Great Plains Food Bank has experienced a 44% increase in demand for food assistance through its partner food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens and a 79% increase through its Mobile Food Pantry.
Suchy's concert is the sixth in a series of concerts to benefit the Great Plains Food Bank. Blind Joe, Kat Perkins, 32 Below, Tigirlily and Dakota Bay have also performed in the months following the outbreak.