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Don Potter’s benefit concert will support UR Medicine Thompson Health’s education initiative

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Renowned singer and guitarist, Don Potter, is set to grace the stage at the Fort Hill Performing Arts Center on Friday, Oct. 13, with a performance to bolster funds for UR Medicine Thompson Health’s initiative aimed at aiding its associates in their professional advancements.


Potter, a 2013 Rochester Music Hall of Fame inductee, began captivating audiences in the Rochester region during the late 1960s. Initially performing with the Show Stoppers, he then teamed up with Bat McGrath and later partnered with notable names such as Chuck Mangione, Elton John, Kenny Chesney, and Lyle Lovett. After the release of two solo albums, he migrated to Nashville and played an instrumental role in skyrocketing the careers of The Judds, the globally celebrated mother-daughter duo. Tickets for his 7:30 p.m. show are priced at $65 for orchestra seats and $85 for mezzanine, with Wegmans taking the helm as the Presenting Sponsor.

The concert’s proceeds will be channeled towards Thompson’s Healthcare Education Fund, a noble endeavor that provides stipends to Thompson associates pursuing advanced education. This initiative not only compensates for their lost wages, but also offsets costs like childcare and transportation, making academic pursuits more accessible. This effort ensures that Thompson’s patients receive top-tier care from dedicated professionals deeply rooted in the community’s healthcare system. Those interested in attending can secure their tickets online or reach out to the F.F. Thompson Foundation for further details.