Music is Love concert expected to raise money for Johnson family

Katelyn Waltemyer
Jackson Newspapers
The Music is Love concert will be held at Ravenswood's Riverfront Park.

A benefit concert called Music is Love will take place Saturday at Ravenswood's Riverfront Park in honor of Cheyenne Johnson, who was killed in April.

Johnson was from Jackson County and her brother Justin Johnson, the lead singer for Goldtown, will perform at the concert. 

Before Justin performs, luminaries will be lit in honor of Cheyenne. People may speak about Cheyenne at that time, Amanda Slaven, a Ravenswood City Council member said. 

About five months before Cheyenne was killed, her sister Ciara died from cancer. 

"The family has taken some hits," Slaven said. "The community is coming together to show ... the Johnson family some love."

The event is free to the public and will last from 1 p.m. to about 10 p.m. O'Brians catering is serving food all day. Slaven said all food proceeds will go to the Johnson family and people can make donations at the park entrance as well. 

A cornhole tournament will begin around 1 p.m. and there will also be a 50-50 raffle. Half of the raffle money will go to the winner and the rest will go to the Johnson family. 

Here's the band lineup:

  • 2 p.m. - Jeremy Roberts
  • 3:30 p.m. - Aaron Fisher of Ghost Fleet
  • 5 p.m. - Brewin Company 
  • 6:30 p.m. - Building Rockets 
  • 8:15 p.m. - Goldtown

— Katelyn Waltemyer (she/her) is the General Assignment and Enterprise Reporter for Jackson Newspapers in Jackson County, West Virginia. Have a news tip on local government or education? Or a good feature? You can reach Katelyn at Follow her on Twitter @Kate_Waltemyer.