Steve Carboni was born and grew up in Ridgefield, married in Ridgefield, worked and raised a family in town. When he passed away at 70 from pancreatic cancer in December, he was widely mourned. Not just by friends and family, but by a regional community of musicians he helped build with his supportive presence at live performances. Now that community is planning to honor Steve with a benefit concert Sunday, June 2, that will raise thousands for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. "Musical Friends of Steve Carboni: A Benefit Concert" is being organized by Dave Goldenberg, a Ridgefield singer-songwriter, and George Mallas, a local musician, together with Alice Carboni, Steve\u2019s wife of 44 years. \u201cSteve and Alice weren\u2019t just part of the audience \u2014 they were part of the music family,\u201d said Mallas, who co-hosts \u201cSongwriter\u2019s Block\u201d a local radio show that promotes area performers. \u201cHe deserves a celebration.\u201d With Alice\u2019s support, Goldenberg and Mallas recruited some of Steve Carboni\u2019s favorite performers to participate in the event. It will take place from 3-6, at The Heights at Brother Vic\u2019s, a music venue in nearby South Salem. Local merchants are contributing items for raffle. \u201cSteve would love this,\u201d said Alice. \u201cHe might be embarrassed by the attention, but he was devoted to the community and to good causes.\u201d Steve volunteered for the American Cancer Society and for the Food Pantry at Danbury\u2019s New Hope Baptist Church. Many also remember Steve as a devoted coach of kids\u2019 football, basketball and baseball. Goldenberg invited all those who knew and cared for Steve to come \u201cnot for a memorial, but for an afternoon of great music\u2014and a great cause.\u201d Tickets are $25 and are available online only, at musicalfriends.eventbrite.com. They can also be ordered by searching for the Facebook page \u201cMusical Friends of Steve Carboni Benefit Concert.\u201d The Facebook page also provides an option for those unable to attend to make a direct donation.