Fundraising concert, Yarnell Rising- Voices from the Ashes, will feature two original songs written by Yarnell resident, Denise Roggio. The concert will be held at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 to benefit the rebuilding of Yarnell and to honor the 19 + 1 Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Denise Roggio wrote the song “Blazing Honor” as a tribute to the tragedy that took place in Yarnell with help from her husband, Lou Roggio. Denise also composed a song to celebrate the spirit of Yarnell and the rebuilding of the town, entitled “Yarnell Rising.”
Because the Roggios decided that they wanted to do something to help rebuild Yarnell, the song “Blazing Honor” was made available online for donations to the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group to aid in the rebuilding process.
Denise has been asked to sing her songs for several fundraising events, from Phoenix to Prescott, and never turns down the opportunity to share the songs with others. For more information about Denise Roggio visit her website at www.deniseroggio.com, or to read the full story of how Denise came to write the songs visit www.dewpac.org/roggio.
The concert at the Webb Center is being organized by the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group, an association of local volunteers working to rebuild Yarnell. They are recognized as the official recovery group for the the Yarnell Hill Fire.
Yarnell Rising – Voices from the Ashes begins at 7:30 pm and will combine music, artwork and photos from local and nationwide talent. Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for 18 and under. 100% of the proceeds from ticket sales are being donated directly to the Yarnell Hill Recovery Group. If you would like to make an additional donation, gift cards to home building stores are greatly appreciated. To order tickets, visit the Webb Center Box Office on the second floor of Meridian Bank or call 928-684-6624.