Young Guns of Country’ concert rocks Van Wezel

Event, presented by 92.1 CTQ and Goodwill Manasota, draws crowd of nearly 1,500, raises funds for Goodwill

Published Thursday, December 7, 2017

Young GunsSARASOTA, FL - For the third year, Goodwill Manasota and 92.1 CTQ partnered for "Young Guns of Country,"¯ a free concert featuring some of country music's hottest young acts. Rising stars Midland - a band that was just nominated for two Grammy Awards - Walker McGuire and Delta Rae rocked approximately 1,475 music fans at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall; the show also helped to raise funds to support Goodwill Manasota's work throughout the area.

The show had originally been booked for September but Hurricane Irma forced organizers to reschedule.

 Major sponsor for the event was Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating. Prior to the concert, McCutcheon and his team presented a check of $1,500 to Goodwill Manasota vice president Veronica Brandon Miller to support the nonprofit's mission of changing lives through the power of work.

"We are very grateful for the ongoing support of 92.1 CTQ's Maverick and Lulu, and iHeart Media,"¯ said Goodwill Manasota vice president Veronica Brandon Miller. "This concert provided us with a wonderful opportunity to work with a trusted community partner to bring our organization to the attention of potential new friends. We are grateful to Sean McCutcheon for his generous contribution in support of our programs and services, which help community members - many of whom have barriers to finding jobs - to find and maintain employment."

For more information about Goodwill, call (941) 355-2721 or go to

PHOTO ID: Sean McCutcheon (holding check, left) presents a ceremonial check to Veronica Brandon Miller of Goodwill Manasota prior to the Young Guns concert; also pictured are employees of Sean McCutcheon's Air Conditioning and Heating and Goodwill Manasota


About Goodwill Manasota

Goodwill Manasota is an industry-leading, 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. With the sales of donated goods and philanthropic donations, Goodwill is able to assist people with disabilities and other barriers to employment by providing job skills training and employment opportunities. In 2016, Goodwill Manasota served 28,207 people, placed 755 people in jobs and assisted 240 veterans as they reintegrated back into the civilian workforce. Goodwill Manasota's economic impact back to the community is worth $92.1 million. Goodwill is one of the pioneers of the reduce-reuse-recycle movement and this past year diverted more than 40 million pounds out of the landfill. We accomplish our mission through a network of Good Neighbor Centers in Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee and DeSoto counties and our Mission Development Services (MDS) around North America. Goodwill Manasota is accountable to a local Board of Directors. Goodwill Manasota, in essence, belongs to this community and is not owned by any individual or company. For more information, visit