Frisco Benefit Concert Supports First Responders and OthersJun 16, 2022 ● By Frisco STYLE
A concert scheduled at 7 p.m. Saturday
at Comerica Center in Frisco will benefit first responders and victims of the
recent mass shooting in Uvalde.
Thin Line Events is hosting the Uvalde Victims and First Responder Mental Health Benefit Concert, which is slated to be headlined by country music artists Craig Morgan, Morgan Evans and Pam Tillis.
The company produces charity concerts nationwide as well as festivals and other live events. It expanded its 2022 concert series to benefit the Robb School Memorial Fund following the May shooting at the Texas elementary school, which claimed the lives of 19 students and two teachers. The series also highlights organizations that strive to improve mental health, post-traumatic stress care and suicide prevention for first responders.
“We started this organization with the hope of preventing at least one first responder suicide,” Jon Bryan, a Texas firefighter and paramedic who is co-owner and CEO of Thin Line Events, says. “It’s public safety’s mission to serve their community. When the tragedy struck the Uvalde community … it was our mission to lend our support. Now, we can help those affected in Uvalde as well as several charities nationwide to combat mental health challenges that face the public safety community.”
Following the post-traumatic stress disorder-related death of a friend (who was a former fire captain), Bryan and his father, former first responder and Army veteran John “Kempton” Bryan, wanted to bring awareness and assistance to first responders. Kempton Bryan has produced and promoted major live events across the United States for more than 30 years, including the Borderline Benefit Concert that raised upward of $3.5 million for those affected by the 2018 Borderline Bar & Grill shooting in Southern California. Inspired by that experience, Thin Line Events was founded in 2021 to raise funds and awareness through live community events.
Tickets for the Uvalde Victims and First Responder Mental Health Benefit Concert may be purchased at thinlineevents.com.