One Good Deed Michiana benefit concert this weekend

Published 10:00 am Wednesday, January 20, 2016

One Good Deed Michiana, a non-profit organization created by Niles’ Allison Hayes, will host its third annual benefit concert this weekend.

Hayes, who works as a sportscaster for the Big Ten Network, said funds raised at the event would be used for future projects.

Past efforts include building a tree house for Niles cancer patient Bailey Bennett.

“Just doing one good deed can make a big difference,” Hayes said.

The concert is scheduled to take place Saturday, Jan. 23 at Lasalle Kitchen & Tavern, which is located at 115 W. Colfax Ave. in South Bend.

An art show featuring Amy Beth Geerling Payne will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Music begins at 6 p.m. and The Family Ferlic takes the stage from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with The Jesse Ryan Project, featuring members from Blammo, Vyagra Falls and FOX 28 anchor Faran Fronczak taking the stage from 9 to midnight.

Cost is a $10 donation at the door.

The event also features a live auction, including tickets to the Notre Dame vs. Louisville men’s basketball game and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to perform on stage with one of the bands.

Hayes started One Good Deed Michiana after receiving a great amount of support from the community after her husband died in August of 2012.

One Good Deed Michiana recognizes and gives back to people who go above and beyond to help others.

Hayes said the organization chooses projects based on nominations.

She encourages anyone to nominate someone who is doing good deeds in their community, no matter how big or small.

For more information, visit the organization’s website at or find it on Facebook.