There will be a benefit show this Saturday night for veteran Knoxville punk rocker Chris Scum at Ziggy’s in North Chattanooga.
Scum, best known as the lead singer (and eventual bass player) for The Dirty Works, was traveling with his long-time companion Donna Bailey and their dog Mackey on June 27 when they ran into an overturned diesel truck in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Neither Miss Bailey nor the dog survived the accident. The badly injured Scum was airlifted to a burn center in Augusta, Georgia where he continues to recover.
A group of concerned friends and fans have partnered with Ziggy’s to raise money for the families of Scum and Bailey during this terrible time. Local bands Mythical Motors and Thee FiNKs as well as Knoxville-based The Harakiris will be performing.
Doors open at 9 p.m. and those who may be unable to attend are encouraged to stop by Ziggy’s and make a donation.
Donations can also be made for Christopher, subject of the 2006 documentary “Rebel Scum the Movie,” at the GoFundMe account: gofundme.com/y6m6e2c
Ziggy’s, 607 Cherokee Blvd, (423) 265-8711, facebook.com/ziggyschattanooga