In 2011, Charleston-based singer and songwriter Mac Leaphart got a diagnosis no one wants. He had a plum-sized tumor in his brain and needed immediate and invasive surgery.
Fellow musicians and friends gathered to raise $10,000 for Leaphart given the financial strains of surgery and the need for him to take time off from touring.
Born of the experience came "Mac'n At The 'Drome," a documentary concert film based on the benefit concert held for Leaphart Jan. 28. On April 29 the Charleston music community will come together for a free viewing of the film that features concert footage, interviews with participants and the telling of a story of a blue-collar musician.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Cinebarre in Mount Pleasant with live music from some of the film's cast as well as a few songs from the honoree.
Leaphart welcomes a chance to give back. "I have an opportunity to support neuroscience/brain tumor research and give back to the community that has been so generous to me. Who knew that a city known for its hospitality and
The concert will be available for download April 30 at http://www.macleaphart.com/. All of the proceeds from the sale of the DVD will benefit MUSC Brain Tumor Research Fund.