A 12-hour bluegrass jam to benefit the Richmond Fisher House will take place Saturday at Grandpa Eddie's Alabama Ribs and BBQ (11129 Three Chopt Road) beginning at noon.
Nine bands, including Richmond's East of Afton, George Winn with Doug Cherrington, Cary Street Ramblers and Highway 249, will perform.
There is no cover charge, but contributions are suggested.
Last year, marathon jams to assist Fisher Houses nationwide were held in six states and Baghdad.
The Richmond Fisher House provides free room and board to families of American soldiers recuperating at McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
For details, visit http://www.grandpaeddiesbbq.com or call (804) 929-4102.
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