A Benefit For Rene Orduna with music from High Up, Simon Joyner, Closeness, and perfomances by Dixie Drag

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Doors at 6:00pm

Main Room

$15 Suggested Donation at the door

+Silent Auction with items from 50+ Omaha and Council Bluffs artists and local businesses!

Performances by:

High Up

Simon Joyner


and a special appearance by Dixie Drag!

*Please note: all payment types will be accepted for entry and auction items, but cash and check would be preferred to credit card payments which incur processing fees. All door and auction proceeds collected will go directly to Rob and Rene.*

*Silent Auction to begin as doors open at 6pm, and will conclude at 8:30 sharp!

All items won must be paid for and taken the night of. Come early, bid often and share with friends and family! Thank you to all sponsors, donors and supporters!

All ages show. Check entry requirements at http://theslowdown.com/All-Ages

We all know him- the heart and soul and master chef of our beloved Dixie Quicks- Rene Orduna. Rene has recently been diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer and is currently bravely battling for his life with his husband, Rob Gilmer at his side. Rene will be traveling to the Mayo Clinic soon for life saving care. We have all been touched in so many ways by Rob and Rene's continuing generousity, support of the arts, love of humanity, and family. They've loved and supported us throughout the years, and now they need OUR love and support. Join us at Slowdown on Sunday, September 11 for a night of music and fun in support of Rene. We are raising money to help with their extensive medical expenses, travel, medication, and the toll the illness is taking on their ability to work at the restaurant. Full band lineup and silent auction details coming soon. Spread the word!

Please note that it is not anticipated that Rob and Rene will be in attendance at the event, as Rene is in active medical care. They are aware of everyone's support and are eternally grateful.

More info at http://theslowdown.com/

For those who can't make the benefit, you can donate directly to Rob and Rene here:


For those interested in donating items for the auction, we really appreciate your support for both Rob and Rene. We have fortunately and gratefully already met our goal for the number of silent auction items we are accepting. We are trying to keep auction items at a manageable amount to ease the planning process and the event itself. Please show your support by attending the benefit and/or by donating directly to the Go Fund Me account mentioned above.

Hors d'oeuvres generously provided by J. Coco

Event sponsorship provided by:

McGill Restoration

McGill Law, PC, LLO


(402) 345-7569

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