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Music for Miners concert to benefit former Blackjewel workers

Posted at 5:40 AM, Aug 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-30 12:12:01-04

HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two benefit concerts are being planned to help out-of-work miners in Harlan County, with the first kicking off Friday night.

People will gather at the Bell Theater in Pineville for a night of music and good will.

All proceeds from the Music for Miners concert will go toward the former Blackjewel miners and their families.

The event is a collaboration between the Bell County tourism commission and Main Street Pineville.

The concert is among several initiatives to help the miners, who haven't seen a paycheck in more than a month since the company folded.

Friday's show will run from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.