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Mt. Prospect restaurant hosts benefit concert

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Submitted by Ye Olde Town Inn

Local musical sensation the Brass from the Past will be back for an encore benefit performance, Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the Ye Olde Town Inn, 18 W. Busse Ave. in downtown Mount Prospect.

The band and Ye Olde Town Inn owner Tod Curtis, a former Marine, are hosting the event to raise money for the United Relief Foundation, which helps Illinois veterans in need.

Just like their Feb. 9 charity benefit, for a $5 donation, Curtis and the Brass from the Past will reward benefit goers with a night of good music, good food and plenty of fun starting at 7 p.m. An all-you-can-eat pizza buffet will be followed by Brass from the Past taking the stage at 8 p.m.

Proceeds from the Aug. 17 benefit will be donated to the Deerfield-based United Relief Foundation, to help their Project Restoring Hope efforts in providing essential care and permanent housing for Illinois veterans.

Curtis has owned and operated the Ye Olde Town Inn at the same location for 43 years. Ten percent of the regular price of all pizza sales until Aug. 17 will also be donated to the United Relief Foundation.

Conceived in the spring of 2008 by John Tomassone, Brass from the Past has been steadily bringing back the spectacular "brass" band sound of the '60s and '70s. The band has six horns, a four-piece rhythm section and three outstanding vocalists.

The United Relief Foundation is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) humanitarian aid organization founded in 2006 to provide compassion, comfort and care to ease human suffering anywhere within the U.S.

For additional information regarding the United Relief Foundation visit

For Aug. 17 details or directions contact Ye Olde Town Inn at (847) 392-3750 or visit