EVENT: Benefit Concert for Mike Turnbull and Family

Mike Turnbull

Mike Turnbull

After being diagnosed with stage IV thyroid and trachea cancer, Mike Turnbull recently underwent a ten-hour surgery to remove the cancerous tissues and rebuild his trachea. While many of us are fortunate to call Mike Turnbull a dear friend in addition to knowing his extraordinary musicianship, countless others have experienced his incredible talent as he toured worldwide with Tom Jones for many years and now currently serves as the trombonist for Donny and Marie Osmond on The Las Vegas Strip. As Mike continues to recover from this radical surgery, he has been unable to work as medical bills continue to pile up. It is with this in mind that I am excited to share the news of a benefit concert to give Mike and his family a helping hand in this trying time of need.

On Saturday, May 11 at 1:00pm, the people that make Las Vegas the “Entertainment Capital of the World” will join together to put on a spectacular benefit concert at the New Song Church in Anthem. In addition to many of Las Vegas’ top musicians performing, this variety concert will feature members of the cast of Jersey Boys, Hot Club, Patty Janura, the world famous Rich Little and many more! Following the event, there will be a catered reception by Chef Rodney Ignacio with an open bar that will be serving sangria and wine. There is a $30 per person minimum donation asked for what will truly be a spectacular afternoon of entertainment.
In addition to the event, there will be a silent auction held which already has some incredible items listed, such as:
  • Gift Certificates to Platinum Entourage Blow Dry Bar
  • iPad accessories from The Gig Easy
  • a Family Photo Shoot
  • Tickets to Human Nature, the Motown Revue at the Venetian
  • 4 Premium Tickets and Personal Meet and Greet with Celine Dion

There are a limited number of tickets, so be sure to reserve yours soon. You can call the New Song Church at (702) 492-1771 or buy tickets online at http://newsonganthem.org. Once there, go to the bottom of the page and click “GIVE ONLINE.” Once the donation screen pops up, go to the bottom under “Other” and enter your donation amount (minimum $30 per person) and type next to the amount, “Mike Turnbull Benefit” You can then pay with a credit card and your tickets will be waiting for you at the event.

Please help spread the word of this event. It’s not just that it will be a fun afternoon, but it is helping out one of the best guys and most loving families you’ll meet anywhere. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The Info:

What: Mike Turnbull Benefit Concert
Where: New Song Church (1291 Cornet St., Henderson, NV 89052)
When: Saturday, May 11 at 1:00pm

$30 minimum donation per person is requested.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to contribute to Mike Turnbull and his family, you can make a donation via PayPal. Send your donation to miketurnbullbenefit {at} cox [dot] net. Thanks!


Mike Dobranski is a professional bass trombonist, eater of good food and avid couch potato in the Seattle area. Follow Mike on Twitter at @MikeDobranski.

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