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Friday in St. Pete: Benefit for local concert production guru Rob Matson



If you attended a concert at Jannus Live, Vinoy Park or Straub Park in the past decade-plus, odds are you saw Rob Matson's handiwork.

Matson is the owner of Total Production Services, so he was responsible for bringing lighting, instruments and equipment for concerts in those venues and more. "If it went on in Pinellas, it was probably him that was hired," said Dave Hundley of No Clubs Productions.

But things haven't been good for Matson lately. He's been suffering from a variety of ailments related to kidney and heart problems.

To help offset the cost of his therapy and treatment, friends are staging a fundraiser for him from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave. in St. Pete. It's $20 per person, which includes food and drinks, and there will be a silent auction and raffle.

Sandra Gadsden has the details. Click here for her story.

Photo: Dirk Shadd, tbt*

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 3:20pm]


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