Three bands will perform during a July 8 fundraiser for West Seattle raised Amanda Knox at the Showbox Sodo, 1700 1st Ave South. not the other Showbox (at the Market) as was previously reported. The family told the West Seattle Herald that the Sodo location charges a lot less for fees to use the room.
Knox’s family is currently in debt over one million dollars because of legal and travel expenses incurred by her three and a half year long murder trial that is now in its appeals phase. She is currently serving a 26-year sentence in prison in Perugia, Italy. If she wins her appeal, she could be released in early September.
The three bands performing are Brian DiJulio & the Love Jacks, Zero Gravity Circus, and The Gifted Program, with special musical guest Tony Montana. Silent auction items include two donations made by Donald Trump, a vocal supporter of Knox. They include an autographed book, and a certificate for a golf foursome at one of his resorts. Some band members who are Seattle Prep graduates volunteered because, they said, they felt a connection to Amanda Knox, who was a Seattle Prep grad, class of '05.