First, here is a link to where you can donate to Greg's surviving family:
Gregory Lloyd Thompson Donation Fund
Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday, April 10th, 2010 11am
126 15th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122
click here for directions
Friday, April 9th, 2010 2pm-7pm
9021 Rainer Ave. South
Seattle, Washington 98118
AMERICAN MUSIC, THE TRIAMP GROUP, and
HIGHWAY 99 BLUES CLUB & RESTAURANT present
GREG THOMPSON, A CELEBRATION OF LIFE
A CONCERT TO BENEFIT THE THOMPSON FAMILY
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010
4pm doors, 6pm show
On Monday morning, we lost a dear friend, our head sound engineer and member of the immediate Highway 99 family. Gregory Lloyd Thompson was with us from the very beginning. For anyone who frequented this place, Greg's smiling face and contagious energy was a delightful fixture. His presence in our lives was a blessed gift.
Greg's work in the Pacific Northwest music community transcended the small world in which we dwell. During the last 35-40 years, he has run audio and visual production at every theater, ballroom, church, festival, club, and even a few dumps and dives.
On Wednesday, April 7, we host an event to honor and celebrate Greg's life. Many of the area's finest blues and jazz musicians have volunteered their time and creativity to play a concert event for all of us who wish to gather in a social environment, one in which Greg has graced with thousands of his hours during the last five and a half years.
American Music has volunteered to run the production and the Triamp Group has donated all the backline (drums, amplifiers, keyboards, etc.). Sam Marshall has graciously offered Wednesday night - previously booked with him and his trio - for this event.
GREG THOMPSON, A CELEBRATION OF LIFE will raise financial support for Greg's surviving family. With his untimely passing, the Thompsons sure could use some help. The admission for this very meaningful occasion, one which will offer brilliant and inspired performances by many of the Seattle area's top musicians who've owed part of their great sound over the years to Greg, is whatever you can donate to the Thompson Family. Nobody is keeping score or demanding anything. Just come on down, enjoy a wonderful evening with good folks, and give what you can. 100% of the funds raised will be given directly to the Thompson Family.
It just isn't possible to describe the impact Greg, his character and demeanor, has had on us. We will always love and miss him. We will always be better people as a result of him.
Please join us on Wednesday for an evening of fine music, remembrance, A Celebration of Life, and support for the Thompson Family.