Lee Greenwood hosts impromptu concert in Kingwood
Kingwood Rotarian Charlie Buscemi said it was one of the weirdest circumstances he ever encountered.
On Dec. 20, world famous musician Lee Greenwood was at an event in Katy speaking to members of other area Rotary Clubs about the damage Kingwood sustained from flooding during Hurricane Harvey.
“He said his concert in Dallas the next day was cancelled, and asked if he could come to Kingwood instead to sing and talk to people,” Buscemi said.
Greenwood was put in touch with Buscemi, who quickly coordinated an event at Kingwood Town Center the night of Wednesday, Dec. 21. He worked with other individuals and local organizations to spread the word to as many people as possible.
During the event, Greenwood performed songs for the residents of Kingwood and surrounding areas. Toys and monetary donations were accepted for area hurricane relief efforts, although Buscemi said the main purpose of the event was to provide the community with a heartening holiday event.
“This is just an uplifting thing,” Buscemi said. “It’s about being able to come and talk to people. It’s an opportunity to have a worldwide-known guy come out and sing songs for free because he heard there was a dire need in the area.
“We had less than 24 hours to put this together and had no idea whether 50 people or 50,000 people would show up tonight. It’s just one of those things where you do the best you could with the opportunity you have.”