Party in the Pit benefit concert for Ellicott City raises $60,000 prior to Monday's concert

Prior to the showtime Monday night, a benefit concert for Ellicott City flood relief has already raised $60,000. 

The "Party in the Pit" benefit concert will be held at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia. It will feature The Doug Segree Band and Misspent Youth as well as special guests Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford and Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door. There are VIP tickets which cost $150 in advance, and $175 at the door. You can get your tickets here. A VIP reception with food and drinks starts at 5 p.m., then the main event kicks off at 6 p.m.

All Ellicott City residents, business owners, and property owners affected by the flood get free general admission tickets. You just need to bring your credentials to Merriweather's West Gate.

Funds are being raised through ticket sales, corporate sponsorships, and a portion of all food and drink sold during the show. 

All the proceeds of the concert will benefit the Ellicott City Partnership Flood Relief Fund, and the Eddison Hermond Memorial Scholarship Fund. Hermond was the Air Force veteran and Maryland National Guardsman who died while helping others during the flooding on May 27 that devastated the city.

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