Bret Michaels Rocks N' Relieves Pilger

Rebuilding continues after tornadoes tore through northeast Nebraska. And rock star Bret Michaels came back to the area Sunday to stage a benefit show for Pilger.

Michaels hosted his show in Norfolk to raise money for tornado relief in Pilger. Fans and spectators said it was a great way to have fun and support the cause.

Hours before the doors opened, lines formed outside. Norfolk native Brenda Bridge was among those ready to head in to the show.

"I think it's really awesome that he's come back to do this concert to benefit the folks of Pilger," she said. "We're going to survive."

Billy Mitchell, a lifelong resident of Pilger, reminds us that work is still being done in town but knew a night off was just what residents needed.

"It's great that he is doing that for us, I mean I am grateful for it," Mitchell said. "I mean I wasn't going to miss it, I knew that."

Michaels met with WOWT 6 News for a few minutes before the show and said he had one thing on his mind.

"If I could play the music and live out my dream, I feel blessed, I feel thankful and to be able to give back a little or a lot, whatever we could give back into that community that is a great day," Michaels said.

The donations were made through Michaels' foundation, Life Rocks. All together, more than $45,000 were donated.


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