Vets Eat Free, Charity Concert and Cookout on Armed Forces Weekend

May 16th-17th

After med-evac flights, extensive surgery, and physical therapy for detonation wounds received in Iraq in 2010, Army veteran Mike Frizzell returned to civilian life in his home state of Michigan. It was the generosity shown to Mike by Dan Higgins (Help For Our Disabled Troops), Ron Jedwab (Lincorp Construction), and Home Depot of Lake Orion, MI, that allowed Mike and his wife to settle in and enjoy the home they had purchased. The dedicated group of companies and volunteers added much needed insulation to the home, as well as replaced the broken front porch, made repairs to drywall, and added a deck complete with outdoor furniture and a barbecue grill.

Mike is extremely grateful for the help and support that he has received and now it is his desire to serve again through music and charity, “It’s the only way I know how to give back […] with my talents and making art.” As the drummer for the band, Pulp Culture, Mike is able to ignite further generosity within our community through the benefit shows the band performs for local charities.

The rock group has teamed up with nationally acclaimed Ann Arbor music venue Blind Pig and Charcuterie Connoisseur Chef Drew Dziewit in order to raise money for a retrofitting project for homeless and disabled veterans by hosting a Pig Roast with a lineup of up and coming atmospheric rock outfits from the Detroit and Ypsilanti areas. The event will be held on Armed Forces day, May 17th, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Veterans and current servicemen and women receive a free three-course meal in Waterworks Park, Ann Arbor on 7th St. and will be admitted for free to the show at 9:00 p.m.

On May 16th, the day before, the group will be hosting a cookout to benefit Help For Our Disabled Troops at the Old Miami, originally established as a haven for veterans of the Vietnam War. They will sell hand-grilled steak-hoagies, veggie sliders, homemade coleslaw, potato, and side-salads. Doors are at 5:00 p.m.

For more information please visit the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/286308071529373/

For more information on Pulp Culture please visit Pulp Culture’s official website: http://www.pulpculturemusic.com/

For social media please visit: https://www.facebook.com/PulpCultureMusic