February 19, 2010 | 11:27am
Though much of the devastation has disappeared from the headlines, we're glad to see that OC business owners and musicians are still drumming up support for the devastated communities in Haiti as they struggle to rebuild after experiencing a massive 7.0 earthquake on Jan. 12.
Inspired by the star-powered "Hope for Haiti Now" charity telethon last month, Piper Michelle of Canvas--Santa Ana's harmony-driven four-piece--headed up a local effort to organize Operation Band Aid, a free all-day concert event taking place this Saturday, Feb. 20 at City Place shopping center in Santa Ana (right across the street from Main Place Mall).
Nine acts will perform from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and surrounding businesses sponsoring the event are donating free samples and services as well. The lineup, showcasing plenty of talent written about in our Locals Only column, includes Matt Kollar and the Angry Mob, Canvas, Barret Johnson and the New Limb. Other great acts include Mike Vitale, the Relative Strangers, The Trade, Echo Echo and the Orange Effect. The event is free but donations are encouraged through the Red Cross. City place is located at 151 E. Memory Lane in Santa Ana. Check out the set times after the jump.