Music benefit held for local family

Apr 16, 2014
Travis and Rebecca White with their 22-month-old daughter Aerial.

Cross Country Spring Jam will feature a night of great music at the Colonial Theatre to raise money for a local family in need.

The benefit concert will feature Ryan Perry Band, Keil Nathan, Cody Siniard and Fried Pie and proceeds will benefit Travis Brian White and his 22-month-old daughter Aerial. The community is trying to help White get through the extreme tragedy of losing his fiancé and Aerial’s mother, Rebecca White, in a car accident.

They were all visiting Rebecca's brother Chris Johnson in Colorado. Travis stayed back to work while Rebecca and Aerial went back to North Carolina to start the process of relocating to Colorado.  While driving in Cheyenne Wells, Colorado, three deer ran out in front of their SUV and caused Rebecca to lose control of the vehicle.

Rebecca was killed on impact. She was just 25 years old.  Rebecca’s mother, Neva Lei Johnson, was also in the care and both of her legs were broken and she suffered a few broken ribs. Aerial's injuries were minor. She received a few stitches on her head, and has some scratches and bruises.

The car involved in the accident was their only transportation. As well as trying to provide for his daughter, Travis will also need a new vehicle. Family and friends are hoping to help Travis and Aerial by collecting donations.

Tickets for the concert cost $10 and it’s a show for all ages. Get your tickets upon request through the event’s Facebook page or at the door before the event. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at The Colonial Theatre in Canton.

To make a donation to the family, visit