Rheinbach Those affected by the flood disaster are still dependent on donations. To generate this, local musicians and the bestselling author Frank Schätzing perform in Rheinbach.
The mixture sounds daring: a little classical music, rocky Cologne tones – and author Frank Schätzing. On the other hand, there is really something for everyone at the benefit concert for the flood victims in Rheinbach, Swisttal and on the Ahr on Sunday, October 10th. The organizers around Bernd Schumacher and Manfred Bogen want to attract as many people as possible to Café Parkplätze – for a few nice hours and for a good cause.
The idea for the benefit concert came up early, says Schumacher in advance. “How can you help?” Was his question after the flood. Schumacher reflected on his skills as a musician. And he’s been on the stage for decades and knows quite a few people. One spoke to the other, “and then it develops like this”.
Climate change is the main theme of the event
A development that will lead to prominent names in the glass city. Jens Streifling, known from the Höhners, brings his wife Lidia with him. She plays the violin and, according to Bernd Schumacher, he plays a number of instruments. Bömmel Lückerath from the Bläck Fööss has planned the band’s classics. Something to sing along and rock is also included. And so that the humor is not neglected, the music parodist Linus is in the program. Schumacher himself has planned “Stones op Kölsch” with some ex-tiebreakers. Bogen performs with “Campus Classic Rock”.
How does Frank Schätzing fit in there? He recently wrote a book on climate change. And that is the main topic of the event, explains Bogen. In a reading and a short lecture, Schätzing, who is known among other things for “The Swarm”, addresses this. And, as the organizers reveal, he will present a completely different side of his skills.
Concert starts around 3 p.m.
The open-air benefit concert begins around 3 p.m., admission is from 1 p.m. “Bluerock” from Morenhoven kicks off, with Schätzing going to perform around 5 pm. Tickets are available for 25 euros via Bonnticket. Remaining tickets are sold at the box office at Café Parkplätze in the Rheinbach amusement park.