Rick Springfield to hold benefit concert in Cape Girardeau

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 | 1:18 p.m. CDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU - Rocker Rick Springfield will leave the amplifiers at home for a benefit concert in southeast Missouri.

The singer, who had a string of hits in the 1980s that included "Jessie's Girl" and "Don't Talk to Strangers," plans an acoustic concert Oct. 4 at Buckner Brewing Co. in Cape Girardeau. Proceeds benefit Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship.

Springfield is a family friend of Shannon and Amy Aldridge of Cape Girardeau, whose 13-year-old daughter, Sahara, died of brain stem cancer in November. The family says Sahara benefited from the program at Mississippi Valley.

Three songs from Springfield's latest album, "Venus in Overdrive," were written about Sahara.

Springfield also performed in Cape Girardeau in 2006 at a benefit show to help offset Sahara's medical bills.


Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.