screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-2-05-36-pmSolomon’s Song benefit concert will take place at Winona State University, featuring folk artist John McCutcheon, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in the Harriet Johnson Auditorium, in Somsen Hall.

A health fair that will include several local mental health care organizations and organizations that promote healthy living will precede the concert at 6 p.m. John McCutcheon is a widely known folk artist with six Grammy nominations. He is an instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and storyteller.

This event is a partnership with the “Solomon’s Song” organization. This non-profit organization seeks to promote healthy mind/body, celebrate diversity and reduce stigma in its many forms. Solomon’s Song was created in memory of Solomon Elhindi who died by suicide.

General admission tickets are $25, $20 for kids 17 and under and students with a valid university ID.

Tickets are available at Hardt’s Music, Midtown Foods, the PAC box office weekdays noon to 2 p.m. and on Brown Paper Tickets website

All proceeds received will go to promote mental health awareness, suicide prevention and diversity.

Patty McCutcheon will be interpreting the concert in American Sign Language.

This concert is sponsored by The National Association for Music Educators Collegiate Chapter 252 and Solomon’s Song.

For more information, email Carol Daul-Elhindi at