Country artists Dolly Parton and Clint Black will appear at upcoming benefit concerts in Minneapolis and Pittsburgh, respectively. Parton will be on hand for a May 17 event to benefit a scholarship fu

Country artists Dolly Parton and Clint Black will appear at upcoming benefit concerts in Minneapolis and Pittsburgh, respectively. Parton will be on hand for a May 17 event to benefit a scholarship fund for victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the U.S, while Black will perform at a July benefit for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania.

At the Families of Freedom, Families of Promise rally, Parton will be backed by an acoustic band, and is expected to mine her recent Sugar Hill bluegrass albums "Grass Is Blue" and "Little Sparrow," as well as material from an as-yet-unreleased album. In February, Parton won the female country performance Grammy for her version of Collective Soul's "Shine," a track from "Little Sparrow."

Tickets for the event, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Minneapolis, are available through TicketWeb. Proceeds will benefit the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund, and will help establish the Families of Promise fundraising effort formed to help low- and moderate-income families. Both funds are administered by the Citizens' Scholarship Foundation.

Clint BlackBlack, meanwhile, will headline the July 13 Dollar Bank Jamboree at Pittsburgh's Bank State Park. The free concert is part of a day-long event the includes the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania's annual Three Rivers Fishing Classic, and a host of family-oriented games and activities.

Last year's event featured performances by Phil Vassar and Wynonna, and drew a record crowd, according to Dollar Bank. Past years have features such artists as Sawyer Brown and John Michael Montgomery. For more information on the rain or shine event, call the Jamboree hotline at 1-800-345-DOLLAR.