River Kane, an emerging rock band based out of Cherokee, is hosting their inaugural Christmas Toy Drive benefiting Cherokee Youth at their upcoming concert on Friday, Dec. 21 at the Cherokee Indian Fairgrounds.
“Music brings people together,” said Kyle Chappa, River Kane’s lead singer. “Music has helped me throughout my life and the band thought, what better way to bring kids and the community together than through music and a toy drive for Cherokee’s youth.”
Chad Cucumber, guitarist for River Kane, said, “Kids deserve a Merry Christmas, even when the family is struggling. Christmas is a time for happiness, but for some, it can also include hardships. Growing up, my family and I sometimes struggled during Christmas making sure the bills were paid and we had food on the table.”
Cucumber continued, “We hope this show will help some families, both young and old.”
The band’s much anticipated return to the stage will feature local EBCI rap artists Banished DG, Kid Savvy, and Jinuine.
Admission is $5 at the door or free with an unwrapped toy to be donated to kids in need at the Cherokee Youth Center. River Kane is also donating 50 percent of ticket sales from the door directly to the Cherokee Youth Center.
River Kane is a Cherokee rock band with Kyle Chappa on vocals, Chad Cucumber on guitars, Dakota Bryson on bass, and Kyle Pete on drums.
– Special to the One Feather