Neil’s Benefit slated for Thursday

Neil’s will hold a benefit concert Thursday, Aug. 11, in efforts to raise funds for building repairs and its employees.

The poplar Midtown restaurant, bar and entertainment venue was heavily damaged in a fire early Monday morning.

Starting at 7 p.m., Neil’s neighbor to the West, The Vine, 1819 Madison Ave., will host a night of music featuring Papa Don McMinn, Webb Dalton and Eddie Smith. Visit the “Friends of Neil’s” Facebook page for more information.

There’s another benefit is slated for Sunday, Aug. 28, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The New Daily Theater, 330 Beale St. All proceeds will go to Neil Heins, owner of the 20-year-old hotspot, and his staff. It’s also owner Neil’s birthday.