Carole King Performs at Firefighters Benefit Concert September 29, 2007 in Idaho

KETCHUM, IDAHO - Carole King performed for a special Castle Rock Firefighters Benefit Concert on Saturday, September 29, 2007 in downtown Ketchum, Idaho. The concert was the centerpiece of a KICK ASH BASH weekend full of music and festivities, which was an opportunity for the community to express gratitude for the efforts of the 1600+ firefighters who bravely brought the recent 48,520 acre Castle Rock fire.

Singer/songwriter Carole King, who was able to join the line-up on late notice, stated, "I'm really glad I could make it. This event is about neighbors thanking neighbors. Well, I’m a neighbor and I’m coming to say thank you." KICK ASH BASH also included performances by The Steve Miller Band and the Bruce Willis Blues Band.

Proceeds from the concert and other donations will benefit the local non-profit Sun Valley/Ketchum Volunteer Firefighters Association (which covers all local Wood River Valley fire departments) and the non-profit national Wildland Firefighters Foundation, which helps families of firefighters injured or killed in the line of duty. In addition to purchasing concert tickets, those wishing to make donations may do so directly with either organization. (KSV Volunteer Firefighter Association, PO Box 966, Ketchum, ID, 83353; or Wildland Firefighter Foundation,

Tickets were available for purchase at or through the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum. All firefighters and law enforcement personnel who worked on the blaze were invited as special guests of honor, with arrangements coordinated through the Ketchum Fire and Police Departments.