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Published: 2009/06/03

A Post-Wanee Benefit for Zach Deputy

The promoters of the Bear Creek Music and Art Festival and the people behind the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park have teamed up to host a benefit concert for musician Zach Deputy. The event will take place at Live Oak, FLs Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park Music Hall this Sunday, June 7. The benefit is scheduled to coincide with the Allman Brothers Bands Wanee Festival, which will be held in the park from June 5-6. As previously reported, in March Zach Deputy’s tour truck with all of his musical gear and personal belongings was stolen from a parking lot in Paramus, NJ. The total value of the loss is roughly $80,000, and with the exception of the bus, all the gear was uninsured. The bus was later recovered.

According to the benefits promoters, Zach performs more than 250 shows per year throughout the Eastern United States and Canada and is on the road nearly 300 days a year. Because Zach virtually lives on his bus, all of his clothing and other personal items were also on the stolen bus and not recovered. This is a horrible example that sometimes bad things do happen to really good people. Zach Deputy is exactly that, really good people. Bear Creek and the SOSMP hope fans and friends of Zach Deputy will take this opportunity to help him replace his stolen gear and equipment.
This Sundays benefit will feature two extended sets from Deputy. The first set will run from 4:30 – 6 PM and the second will be held from 8-midnight. Wanee Festival weekend pass holders are asked for a minimum $10 donation at the door. Those coming just for the evening’s show will be asked to make a minimum donation of $15.

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