Mansfield native Josh Weathers is coming home to put on a show, and raise money for charity.
A Night of Giving, set for Dec. 10 at Walnut Creek Country Club, will benefit Discover Historic Mansfield, a nonprofit that supports downtown Mansfield, and Love Like You Mean It, Weathers’ nonprofit that focuses on building awareness and orphanages near Hyderabad, India.
“Josh Weathers is playing in his own hometown,” said Felix Wong, a member of the DHM board of directors. “Most of the time he’s solo, with a full band, it’s once in a blue moon.”
The Josh Weathers Band, which will include Brooke Wallace of Burleson on fiddle, has its own sound.
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“Besides being creative in writing his own songs, he has a wide range of vocals,” Wong said. “He used to do a lot of funk and soul. His music has evolved so that he doesn’t have a particular genre. He’s adaptive. He can sing George Strait, Amy Winehouse, Otis Redding, Whitney Houston or Amazing Grace.”
Weathers and his wife, Kady, both Mansfield High graduates, adopted a daughter from India and began raising money to build and support The Hope House for Indian women affected by sexual violence through their nonprofit.
Local charities can also benefit. Organizers are inviting local nonprofits to donate raffle items, then take home all the proceeds that their item raises. Charities interested in participating can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The party will also include dancing, hors d’oeurves and a pair of drinks for attendees, said Ann Smith, who is also on the DHM board.
Tickets are limited, Smith said. People can purchase tickets at historicmansfield.tix.com.
The real draw, however, is Weathers, Wong and Smith said.
“His roots are in Mansfield,” Smith said. “He’s really motivated to raise money for the orphanage and it seemed like a natural fit for A Night of Giving in Mansfield.”
A Night of Giving
7-11 p.m. Dec. 10
Walnut Creek Country Club
1151 Country Club Drive