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 www.swic.edu/foundation. For more information, you can contact SWIC assistant professor of music Adam Hucke via email at email@example.com.