People say they have been happy to make a contribution after seeing Ron 'Moondog' Esser's history of generosity towards local causes.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

BLAWNOX (KDKA) — A virtual show for a blues club in Blawnox has far exceeded expectations.

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The goal of the recent ‘Save Moondog’s’ concert originally was set to raise $10,000.

So far, the venture has raised more than $55,000, with donations continuing to pour in.

People say they have been happy to make a contribution after seeing Ron ‘Moondog’ Esser’s history of generosity towards local causes.

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“It far exceeded any expectation I ever had. I think in our own small way, we changed the world a little bit,” said Cheryl Rinovato, an organizer of the event.

Much of the money will be used for maintenance and to put a new roof on the building.

The owner is also looking to add a space for people on the autism spectrum.

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The plan is for Moondog’s to reopen in the fall.