“Playing for 12 hours straight wears on the body, and before it’s over I’ll have to superglue my fingers in order to keep playing.”
Fort Worth Performing Artist
.…on his planned free 12-hour concert Wednesday in Grapevine to benefit the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ingram is preparing to strum and sing for a cause Wednesday—but unlike a typical short set, this one’s slated to last 12 hours straight.
The free concert will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. outside of Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall Food Hall in Grapevine. Called “ALZ the Songs,” the concert will benefit the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Ingram’s lengthy gig is part of The Longest Day, when participants worldwide will come together to fight Alzheimer’s through a fundraising activity of their choice.
It’s the second year Ingram has slung his guitar for the marathon session, which was born out of a challenge to see how many songs he could play from memory without repeating one.
“Seeing the body break down while the mind is still working is a demonstration of the true power of the mind,” Ingram said in a statement. “I believe there will be a cure some day for this terrible disease which robs someone of their mind and our memories. I am proud to work with the Alzheimer’s Association in their mission to end Alzheimer’s and all forms of dementia.”
On average, he plays around five shows a week and never uses notes or music. Once he decided to take on the challenge, he knew it was a great opportunity to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s.
During the 12-hour event, food and drink will be available for purchase at the Harvest Hall Food Hall. Donations to the Alzheimer’s Association will be accepted on site or online.
For more info on Wednesday’s global event, visit The Longest Day website..
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