The Downtown Vernon Association continues with its free Civic Sounds concerts in front of the Vernon library and museum. This Thursday is blues-rock band Casual Sax. All concert attendees are encouraged to bring a donation to the local food bank.

The Downtown Vernon Association continues with its free Civic Sounds concerts in front of the Vernon library and museum. This Thursday is blues-rock band Casual Sax. All concert attendees are encouraged to bring a donation to the local food bank.

Concert aids food bank

Those hungry for live music can help those who are truly hungry.

Those hungry for live music can help those who are truly hungry.

On Thursday, local blues-rock band Casual Sax will be playing a free concert for the Civic Sounds concert, hosted by the Downtown Vernon Association.

Those who attend will have the opportunity to help the Salvation Army food bank load its shelves.

“(We) are encouraging all concert attendees to bring a non-perishable food item to donate and help those in need,” said DVA events and marketing coordinator Holly Schmidt.

Those who bring items for the food bank will be given a raffle ticket and entered into a draw, which will be drawn at the end of the evening. (The winner will need to be present.)

“It’s a fantastic way to spend a Thursday evening, either dancing the night away or just sitting and enjoying the music, all while having the opportunity to support a great cause,” said Schmidt.

The concert takes place between 7 and 9 p.m. in the plaza between the Vernon library and museum.