Friday, December 11, 2009

Bob Borgestede memorial concert
set for Friday, January 15

Friends and musical colleagues of Bob Borgestede are planning a memorial concert to honor the late guitarist on Friday, January 15 at the Rialto Ballroom in the Grand Center district of St. Louis.

The show will start at 7:00 p.m., and will include music from faculty members and alumni of SIUE, UMSL and Southwestern Illinois College (SWIC) - all schools where Borgestede either studied or taught - as well as the Funky Butt Brass Band and Arvell and Company. Light appetizers will be provided and there will be a cash bar.

Tickets are $15, or $10 for students, and all proceeds will benefit the Bob Borgstede Memorial Scholarship for full-time SWIC students majoring in music education, music performance or music technology. Borgestede died in May, 2007 of acute pancreatis caused by a gallstone blocking a pancreatic duct.

To purchase tickets or make a donation, call the SWIC Foundation at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5215 or go to For more information, you can contact SWIC assistant professor of music Adam Hucke via email at

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Buddy Moreno and Adam Tracy's last show on WSIE this Saturday?