“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” on Saturday, Nov. 2 when musicians — including Nashville singer-songwriter David Lee Murphy — descend upon Islamorada’s Postcard Inn Beach Resort and Marina for the Help For Hope Town 2.0 event. With a full day of music, food, drinks and fun, the benefit concert will raise money for those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Known for his chart-topping duet with Kenny Chesney, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” and his ’90s No.1, “Dust On The Bottle,” Murphy said he’s excited to be coming to the Keys to play and hang out with the people in Islamorada, all while supporting Hope Town. Murphy said he’s been to Abaco and the Bahamas on many occasions, and he knows just how great the people are.

“The whole point of why I wanted to come down was to do something for the people who had to weather so much impact,” Murphy told the Weekly. “I’m just happy there’s a little something I could do to help out in the cause. Coming to Islamorada and meeting and hanging out with the people, I’m really looking forward to that.”

Davisson Brothers Band.
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Organizers of the event Sam and Timmy Arce have been instrumental in raising funds and collecting goods for the Bahamas since Hurricane Dorian. Help for Hope Town 1.0 held last month at Postcard Inn was a true hurricane party between the rain and win, Timmy says. And the rain didn’t stop it from being a success with people coming out for the cause.

As for the benefit concert this weekend, he says it’s the biggest event they’ve thrown in all their years of fundraising and collecting items for those in need. Funds raised from the event are going to Southeast Relief, a nonprofit founded that gets donations directly into the hands of people in need, such as those in the Bahamas.

Kylie Frey.

“I’ve lived down here my whole life, and I can’t remember a concert like this,” Timmy said. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase Postcard Inn, and we thank them for allowing us to throw this, and to raise funds for Southeast Relief. They have boots on the ground and they were there not long after the storm.”

Joining Murphy this Saturday are the Davisson Brothers Band, Heidi Newfield, Wheeland Brothers, Kylie Frey, and local bands including Micah & The Barstool Sailors, Nick & The Carousers and Bob Bunz & The Funkin Soul Rock Revue.

Visit the Help For Hope Town 2.0 Facebook page for more information and tickets. See more in Thursday’s Upper Keys Weekly.

Heidi Newfield.
Heidi Newfield. CONTRIBUTED
Wheeland Brothers
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Jim McCarthy
Jim McCarthy is one of the many who escaped the snow and frigid temperatures in Western New York. A former crime & court reporter and city editor for two Western New York newspapers, Jim has been honing his craft since he graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. In his 5-plus years in the Keys, Jim has enjoyed connecting with the community. Jim is past president of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club. When he's not working, he's busy chasing his son, Lucas, around the house and enjoying time with family.