ST. PETERSBURG — A jazz concert is being held at
the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg on Monday to raise money for
local musician Linda Nash Stevenson, who’s suffering from a chronic
liver condition and needs about $100,000 to pay for life saving
“If I don’t get the medicine I will die,” Stevenson said.
The jazz benefit is scheduled to begin at 7
p.m. at the Palladium Theater, located at 253 5th Avenue North, in St.
Petersburg. Musicians Jun Bustamante, La Lucha, Nate Najar, John Lamb,
Stolen Idols and Ray Biscoglia will be performing. The suggested
donation at the door is $20.
After living with hepatitis C for nearly 40 years, Rick
Beardsley’s health suddenly began to decline two years ago. Today,
doctors say a liver transplant is his only chance for survival.
Friends and family have
rallied around Beardsley, ready to help once he receives the call to go
to Chapel Hill for his transplant. But when that call comes, he and one
of his sons will need to be prepared to stay in Chapel Hill for several
weeks for daily doctor visits.
and friend Phil Arrington have worked together to organize Music Jam, a
fundraiser to help cover the additional expenses that will follow
Beardsley’s transplant surgery. Music Jam will take place at 5 p.m. May
31 at Southern Appalachian Brewery.