A benefit for the family of locally-bred singer/songwriter Katie Reider takes place Saturday at Dirty Jack's in Elmwood Place. The event — also serving as a celebration of Katie's life and music — starts at 8 p.m. and is hosted by Debra Randall, the show's organizer and a WAIF radio personality (she hosts the show EveryWoman, which airs Saturdays at 1 p.m.).
The show will also feature raffles (giving away Reider memorabilia, including watches and jewelry, as well as other items donated by local businesses and institutions). The musical lineup includes Jen Foster, Jayne Sachs Band, Whitney Barriclow, The Blue Umbrellas, Frozen Feet, Holly Spears and Chakras.
All of the money collected will be donated to the online "500,000 Hits in 365 Days" benefit for Katie's family, which collects money by offering MP3 downloads for $1. Reider had many medical bills during her two-year battle with aggressive tumors.
Check the memorial Web site dedicated to Katie for all of the latest news on benefits. The next one comes up on Nov. 29 at the Southgate House.