Raising money for a planetarium

Raising money for a planetarium

MARQUETTE — A benefit concert is set to take place Friday night that’s all about helping out the Shiras Planetarium at Marquette Senior High School.

The concert will feature five local bands playing rock, folk, country and many other styles of music. Concert officials are hoping to raise enough money to purchase a new digital projector for the planetarium.

Less than 30 tickets are available to see the show.

“I don’t think that enough people even know about it. A lot of people aren’t aware that there is even a planetarium even here in town,” said Troy Graham, the event organizer. “Being able to raise any money for a cause that I believe in and enough people believe in to help it is good.”

People who plan on attending the concert will receive a discount at the door if they dress up like a rock legend.

“David Bowie, as everyone knows, we just recently lost him as a musician. He was a great influence,” said Graham. “He played under the name, ‘Ziggy Stardust’ for years and we’re going to be surrounded by the stars,” he added.

The concert begins at the planetarium at 6:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 a person.

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