Benefit concert for Baby Luke

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Baby Luke/photo submitted

By Michael Williams

Luke Lough, known to many as Baby Luke, was born August 29, 2013 with multiple congenital heart defects, including hypoplastic left heart syndrome. The left side of the heart is underdeveloped. Luke also has transposition of the great arteries, in which the two large arteries that carry blood out of the heart is arranged backwards. The toddler has had one open heart surgery and recently had a pacemaker installed.

R&M Tribute Entertainment of Maryville will host a fundraiser that will include gospel music and Elvis entertainment for Baby Luke on Saturday, September 20 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, located at 4110 Central Avenue Pike in Knoxville at 6 p.m. Admission is a donation of $10 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the parents of Baby Luke, Jessie and Harriett Lough, to help with surmounting medical expenses.

Elvis tribute artist Ronnie Miller will be performing gospel music and a stage style tribute to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Miller is a Maryville native and a multi-national award winning tribute artist, entertainer and vocalist.

The event will offer concessions, silent auction items and a 50/50 raffle. Miller will be available for photos at the conclusion of the show.  Doors open at 5:15 PM. For more information contact Missy Miller at (865) 684-6082 or You can follow Luke’s progress on Facebook at “Prayers for Luke.”

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Elvis tribute artist Ronnie Miller/photo submitted

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