Mark Lindquist hosting Ukraine benefit concert in Fargo

Published: Jun. 27, 2022 at 9:53 PM CDT
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FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Moorhead Air Force Veteran Mark Lindquist is holding a charity concert in Fargo to raise money for war relief efforts in Ukraine.

The Mark J. Lindquist Big Band Charity Benefit Concert series is happening at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 8, at The Sanctuary Events Center in downtown Fargo. Admission is free and donations are welcome. Auction items from Ukraine will also be sold as part of the fundraiser. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for a question and answer period about the war in Ukraine before the concert.

Lindquist also held a show in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in an effort to entertain people across the European country. He hopes to offer some solace in the form of music as the war rages on.

In March, Lindquist traveled to Poland and then Ukraine to support the relief efforts. He received a warm send-off and support continues to pour in to help with his efforts.

”After you know four months of heavy warfare, it is time we believe to bring some sort of, like I said, distraction or some sort of joy or music can bring that and just lift people’s spirits,” said Mark Lindquist.

Lindquist is working with a shipping company on getting up to 200 tons of donated medical supplies shipped from Minneapolis to Ukraine. You can donate here.

He also asks concert attendants to donate tourniquets.

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