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May 30, 2013

Tupelo continues support of cancer research

LONDONDERRY — Music for life continues at the Tupelo Music Hall.

The music venue on Young Road is presenting its “Music for Life” concert series to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The Tupelo is donating $2 for every ticket purchased during the designated shows to support cancer research and patient services.

Tupelo owner Scott Hayward said he is partnering with the American Cancer Society to help raise awareness and support the cause.

“The American Cancer Society has played a role in nearly every cancer research breakthrough in recent history and I’m happy to support such a worthy cause,” Hayward said. “I don’t know anyone that doesn’t know someone affected by cancer and if we can help anyone from suffering, then that’s a worthy endeavor.”

Hayward said he and his music hall want to continue to help fight the cancer battle.

The Tupelo has brought in many renowned singers, instrumentalists and bands to its intimate space. Some names that have played the hall include B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Pete Best, Richie Havens, Lisa Loeb, Thomas Dolby, Arlo Guthrie, Colin Hay, The Fixx, Howard Jones and Judy Collins.

The “Music For Life” series includes the following concerts: James Hunter, June 2; Chris Smither, July 19; J. Geils Jazz Quintet, Aug. 24; and The BoDeans, Sept. 22.

Tickets are available at or by calling 437-5100. When ordering tickets, enter the code “RELAY” to donate $2 to the American Cancer Society.

Money raised will also help support the Cancer Society’s upcoming Relay for Life event at Pinkerton Academy in June. To learn more visit

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