CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2015) -

The Farm Way will be hosting a special benefit concert. The funds raised at this event will help The Farm Way relocate to a new 80-acre farm/horse sanctuary in Central Illinois.

Mike Himebaugh, co-founder of The Farm Way and lead singer of Chicago's own, Hello Dave, is making a special appearance at the event. They will play alongside Domestic Problems, a band who has been gracing stages across the country for two decades with their high energy rock music. In addition, special guests Empty Canvas -- an incredible interactive group from Michigan -- will be joining the lineup.

Hello Dave grew up in the music clubs and street fests of Chicago and toured the world with their own brand of Chicago Twang. They are excited to bring the music back for this great cause.

Friday, December 18, 2015 at 6:30pm

Joe's on Weed St.
940 West Weed St.
Chicago, Illinois 60622

About The Farm Way
The Farm Way, founded by Mike Himebaugh and Nicole Fairchild, is a horse rescue and sanctuary specializing in the rescue, rehab and re-homing of horses in need. We also provide educational and leadership programs, as well as therapy missions for children, veterans and their families.

We reap the intrinsic spirit of the animals, which through their instinctual disposition, ministers to the mind, body, and spirit of humankind. The question can be asked - Who is saving Who? It is our wish to share this space of hope and renewal with all drawn to The Farm Way.

About Hello Dave

Hello Dave, based in Chicago, IL was formed in the early 1990s on the campus of Eastern Illinois University by Mike Himebaugh. The band began playing small bars and frat parties on campus and eventually took their music, which has been referred to as 'Chicago Twang', on the road.

Himebaugh and eventual mainstays Big Al Wetzel (bass), Mike Magoo McGohan (lead guitar), Marty Williamson (lead guitar) and Peter Bauschke (drums) criss crossed the country many times and played shows with bands including -- Kid Rock, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Blues Traveler, Train, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, OAR, Pat Green, Robert Earl Keen, The Doobie Brothers, REO Speedwagon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sister Hazel, Big and Rich, Lady Antebellum and the list goes on.

Throughout the decade of 2000 the band traveled the world doing shows for the US Military -- from Japan to Alaska, Iraq to Korea, Saudi Arabia to Hawaii and Europe. Nearly once every year they toured for a week to 6 weeks for the men and women of America's Armed Forces.

Currently, the band plays only a handful of shows every year -- if the opportunity arises -- go see Hello Dave!

About Domestic Problems

Domestic Problems are a six piece band based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Having been playing for over two decades, they have built a national fan base and have shared the stage with Barenaked Ladies, Neil Young, Rusted Root, Pat Benatar, Joe Walsh and Blues Traveler.

About Empty Canvas
EMPTY CANVAS is a FUN AND ENERGETIC performance art show that will captivate your audience.

Artist / musician Mike McMath, along with his twin brother, musician Scott McMath, complete a painting while singing lead and backup vocals. The brothers McMath perform great covers and fun originals as a background for an original painting that will be available for purchase at the benefit's live auction.

Contact Information:

KristinAnn Janishefski
Blast PR on behalf of The Farm Way