Country music recording artist Michael Deese will perform during a fundraising event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, at the South Park in Pierce City. Deese won singer/songwriter of the year in 2009 and comes from a musical family, his father having played for Elvis Presley and both his mother and brother both writing songs. Deese will perform for the Let Fate Dance food drive. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods for local food banks. Funds raised at the event go toward St. Jude's Children's Hospital and the Make a Wish Foundation.