It will be a reunion ... for a cause. The Geneseo band Led By Last will headline a concert featuring an array of Quad-City area bands, with all proceeds benefiting the Henry County Humane Society - Geneseo.

It will be a reunion ... for a cause. The Geneseo band Led By Last will headline a concert featuring an array of Quad-City area bands, with all proceeds benefiting the Henry County Humane Society - Geneseo.

The concert will be Friday, April 20 at Rascal’s Live, 1418 15th St., in Moline. Music starts at 8 p.m. with food and drinks served starting at 6 p.m. Admission is open to those 18 and older.

Led By Last was formed in Geneseo in 1999 and played together until 2006. The band featured Geneseo grads Scot Stoner, Troy Mariman, Perry Johnson and Neil Kuhlman, as well as Sam Jacks, of Moline.

“On Facebook, an old fan of ours in Geneseo happened to throw the idea of a reunion concert on the table,” said Stoner, who now lives in Texas. “We started talking about it and thought, ‘Hey, in all seriousness, this would be a lot of fun.’”

Mariman said he was initially a tad reluctant. “There’s just something about playing music about teenage angst when you’re in your mid 30s,” he admitted, but when the idea of doing the concert for charity came around, he was on board.

“I said, ‘As long as we’re doing it for something bigger than ourselves, yeah, I’m in,’” he noted.

“I’m notorious for loving animals, and I recommended we do it for the humane society,” said Mariman, who owns two rescue huskies. “It was a pretty quick ‘yes’ from everyone else on that.”

Once they’d decided to do a reunion show, Stoner said he wanted to get every other big local band in the Quad Cities on the bill.

“People said it wouldn’t happen, but it did,” he noted.

In addition to Led By Last, the concert will feature The Zealots, Pangaea, Face the Fire, 9th Street Memory and Calm is Key.

“We’ll have 65 musicians going to play that night. It will be crazy,” said Stoner. “My phone has absolutely been blowing up. Everybody wants in on the show. It’s been unbelievable.”

Stoner said he feels the other bands were on board with the Led By Last reunion concert because of their “passion, love of music and desire to help others.”

It was that passion for music that first led the guys to create the band in the first place.

“We have a great love of music. There are a lot of kids in the world who aren’t able to play because school districts have cut budgets and cut music,” said Stoner. He, Kuhlman and Mariman were all members of the band at Geneseo High School while teenagers.

“We had that opportunity at Geneseo to play and express ourselves through music,” he said.

Though the Led By Last members continue to keep in touch, band members said they’re looking forward to all being together once again.

“We have our set list, and it’s going to be rehearse, rehearse and then perform,” said Stoner.

“Usually when we get together, it all comes right back,” said Mariman. The group have played two other reunion gigs in the past.

“It will be fun to actually get up there and play a show again,” said Mariman, who now works in the audio engineering/sound mixing field. “I’ll get to be the performer again, and that’s not something I’ve done in awhile.”

For Stoner, an accountant, the concert will be a bit of a celebration at the end of a busy tax season.

“As soon as that tax deadline hits, I’m picking up my guitars and heading to the Quad-Cities,” he said.

Tickets for the show will be available at the door or by contacting Rascal’s Live, in Moline.