Country, comedy shows set to help firefighters' families

2013-07-12T00:00:00Z 2013-07-23T17:19:23Z Country, comedy shows set to help firefighters' familiesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
July 12, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Country music star and Arizona native Dierks Bentley will host a concert July 22 in Prescott to benefit the families of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots killed battling the Yarnell Hill fire June 30.

Tickets for Country Cares Concert, with Bentley headlining and other artists yet to be announced, go on sale at 10 a.m. today at

The concert will be held at Tim's Toyota Center, the 6,000-seat home of the Arizona Sundogs minor league ice hockey team in Prescott Valley, outside Prescott.

Tickets are $19, $24, $49 and $149 and proceeds will benefit families of the 19 firefighters, including William "Billy" Warneke, 25, of Marana. Warneke, who was buried Wednesday, leaves behind a pregnant wife.

Phoenix station KMLE Country 107.9 FM and Flagstaff's 92.9 KAFF Country are co-sponsoring the concert.

• Comedian Christopher Titus will join the KUPD Holmberg's Morning Sickness crew for a benefit concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stand Up Live, 50 W. Jefferson St. in Phoenix. Tickets are $19, and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot families.

Tickets are available at or by calling 1-480-719-6100. No one under 18 will be admitted.

Cathalena E. Burch

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