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Chip Willis Tribute Concert

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Join host Sean Carney and friends for this special concert fundraiser to assist with the final expenses of beloved Central Ohio musician Chip Willis.

Chip started his professional music adventure at the age of 14 playing with the Columbus based “Wild Bill Graham and the Escalators Band” as the sax man. In 1967, he recorded a 45 rpm record called “Ooh-Poo-Pa-Doo”, on Atlantic Records. Chip graduated from East High School in 1967, where he played the saxophone in the jazz and marching bands. After graduation he began working at Ohio Bell and also doing gigs on the weekends. He played with “Lee’s Sykes and the Highlander’s”, frequently entertaining at the Lemon Drop Club in the Short North area of Columbus. He proudly lead several bands including “Shades of Soul”, “Chip Willis and Company”, and played with many more as an in demand freelancer. Chip was featured and collaborated with national artists, Sam and Dave, Ike and Tina Turner, Joe Simon, Dee Dee Warwick, Edwin Starr, Sugar and Spice along with many other different recording artists.

Featuring performances by:
Linda Dachtyl
Cary Dachtyl
Ken Weaver
Giles Ponticello
John Obora
Don Hales
Fred Gablick
Sean Carney
Austin Johnson

Date: Sunday, February 19, 2023

Time: 7:30 pm

Doors Open: 6:30 pm