BLOOMINGTON -- This week's benefit to raise money for tornado relief was a huge success. Organizers say, so far, Wednesday's mega-concert raised $300,000.
Six big acts, including Champaign's own, REO Speedwagon, performed at U.S. Cellular Coliseum. Thousands of tornado victims got in for free.
The bands say it wasn't just about raising money; it was about boosting spirits.
BLOOMINGTON -- A concert was held Wednesday to benefit tornado victims. The performers actually toured devastation in Washington earlier in the day.
REO Speedwagon, a native-Champaign band, performed. They said the tornado victims left a lasting impression on them and they were thrilled to hold a concert in their honor.
It was free for tornado victims. The sold-out show brought in a packed house of 8,000 people.
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