Posted at: 11/06/2012 8:22 AM
Updated at: 11/06/2012 8:59 AM
Dan Vaught, Mark Connelly, along with the members of local 80's favorite MYNX are reviving their old act and doing it to help others.
The group MYNX came together in the early 80's gaining some local fame in the Northland. Members parted ways over the years starting new careers and families. But now they're back on stage doing pro bono concerts for benefits and fundraisers.
On Friday, November 9 the first "Rockin' for Amberwing" benefit with MYNX and Friends. It starts at 7:00 p.m. and goes until 11:30 p.m. at Grandma's Sports Garden in Canal Park.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Amberwing - Center for Youth & Family Well-Being. It's an outpatient wellness center in Duluth that provides mental health and chemical dependency treatment and ongoing support to children and young adults.
It's a night to dance to all the great music of the 80's performed by MYNX and special musical guest, Duluth native, Joe Beier. Attendees can also enjoy an all-you-can-eat pasta and pizza buffet from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. along with raffle prizes and a silent auction.
Mynx band member Dan Vaught says the group is pumped up for the performance and says Amberwing it just another reason to be proud they're from Duluth.
Tickets are $20 and are available in advance or at the door. To purchase tickets early, call the Miller-Dwan Foundation office at (218) 786-5829 or visit Essentia Health-Duluth (Miller-Dwan) Gift Shop, located on the main lobby level at 502 East 2nd Street. (Tickets are $10 for kids ages 12 and younger).
Amberwing is a charitable project of the Miller-Dwan Foundation, and care is provided by Essentia Health-Duluth. For more information on the facility visit www.amberwing.org.