Monday, April 28, 2014

Concert to Benefit Wheelchair Trip Across Northern Spain

Posted By on Mon, Apr 28, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The Shell: the official logo of the Camino de Santiago - WIKIPEDIA.ORG
  • The Shell: the official logo of the Camino de Santiago

At a glance, the Camino de Santiago looks a lot like Idaho. It's flanked by dramatic hillsides and lazily crosses rolling golden wheat fields. Hikers and cyclists bob along its dusty trail. 

The Camino is a 500-mile track running across northern Spain. An avenue of religious pilgrimage since Medieval times, today it's also a destination for secular tourists, including best friends from Boise Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray, who will be hiking the Camino from Sunday, June 1, to Saturday, July 12. The catch? Gray will be pushing Skeesuck's wheelchair from St. Jean Pied de Port, France, all the way to Cabo de Finisterre, Spain.

To raise funds for the trip, Skeesuck and Gray are holding a benefit concert Saturday, May 3, 8 p.m. at The Bouquet, featuring performances by Fires in FranceA Sea of Glass and Michael Gray  Admission is a minimum $10 donation at the door. 

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