A blues music fundraiser is scheduled at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, to help pay funeral expenses for Dennis Edwards.
The fundraiser will be held at Knuckleheads, 2715 Rochester, Kansas City, Missouri.
A silent auction will be held in conjunction with the concert.
Blue 88 will open the concert at 7:15 p.m., followed by 51% Blues Band at 8:15 p.m., and Earl and Them at 9:15 p.m.
Edwards was murdered along with a customer at a shooting at Edwards Original Corner Market and Deli at 81 N. Mill St., on July 10, 2019.
Blue 88 and the 51% Blues Band are donating their participation in the fundraiser; the headliner was already booked for the performance.
Edwards was a 1974 graduate o Wyandotte High School. Sue Corbett of Blue 88 was a classmate of his. Urma Cade-Watson and Ronnie “Sticks” Hardin of 51% Blue Band also are Wyandotte graduates.
There also will be a silent auction that will feature about 60 items.
The fundraiser was organized by Scott Mackey, also a classmate of Edwards’ at Wyandotte.
Those who would like to contribute to help defray funeral expenses may mail a contribution to Larkin and Garcia funeral home, 1844 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, 66102, and designate it “Attention: Dennis Edwards.”