|ROCK OUT CURES INC.
501 c (3) Non-Profit Corporation
|WOW what a turnout and evening!!!
As WE raised $20,552
ROC III kicked off with Lynn from Mental Pause singing
God Bless America, then right into some ROCK OLDIES.
For a two-piece venture, Lynn and Jane filled the park
with a great vibe and some classic music! But then
again, if you know Lynn, you wouldn’t expect anything
else…thanks so much for starting a great day!
Mental Pause ROC’s!
After Mental Pause we had a very special guest, Erica
Finnegan, a 6-year-old cancer survivor. She was
diagnosed with cancer at 10 months of age, thru some
tough times she prevailed and is cancer free. She got up
on stage and told her story then sang “Your Song” by
Elton John. Lynn from Mental Pause got back up and
played her guitar, while Erica sang. It was a very special
moment and not a lot of dry eyes in the place!
Hope many got to see this, for it was a true
highlight of the day!
Next up was local guys Crash N Burn!! Mike, Bo and the
gang played some great party tunes and had the place
singing along and rocking for their set. They were the
perfect compliment to Mental Pause and lead into the
next band. As always, great job boys, so glad you were
able to help the cause, thanks so much!!
After some raffle giveaways, it was time for the return
of Alpha Dog to the Biergarten. As the sun was going
down, Alpha Dog turned it UP! Playing rare classics from
Robin Trower to Jimi (40th anniversary of his passing –
9/18/70) to Van Halen, the Dog was in top form, with
JT Cane ripping it up in his Jimi-Inspired Purple Pants!
Once again Alpha Dog surprised with their performance,
imagine if they played all the time?? Ant, JT, Mike and
Billy thanks so much again for donating your time to help
Rock Out Cures!! WOOF!
The last act of the night was Mixxed Company, and they
brought the house down! Danny, Jess, Rena and Dwayne
are a terrific band and they had the Biergarten up on
their feet and ROCkin! Then if they weren’t enough,
Rena’s husband John, from the band “Dream Theater”
got up and jammed out Aerosmith’s classic Sweet
Emotion to close the night! The cell phones and cameras
were off and filming, what a great site!
I can’t thank Mixxed Company and Mr. Petrucci enough
for a wonderful performance and the cheri on the
perfect day sundae!
Thank you guys so much, it means the world to ROC!
Rock Out Cures 2010 was a great night had by
everyone I spoke with and people can’t wait for next
year. Which is 09/24/11, mark them calendars!
Rock Out Cures would like to thank the following:
Matt and Everyone at the Plattduetsche, Mental Pause,
Crash N Burn, Alpha Dog, Mixxed Company, Pipe Dream
Products and Nick Orlandino, W. Grant & Sons, Stoli,
John Reese & Clare Rose, Liberty Fence, Doug z.
Goodstein (Howard TV On-Demand), Nico Lock, Elite
Mason, Prestige Elevator, Inc., Roland and Shaller &
Weber, Brian Chennells & Island Sound &
Entertainment, Heineken, Mike & Zenith Party
Productions, The International Wine Gallery, A&S
Bagels, Bangz, Keysi Academy Bellmore, La Bottega
Floral Park, EBCO, Marney Cakes, Gonzo’s Mexican Grill,
Ralph & Wholesale Direct, Monster Ink Tattoo, Tattoos
by Cin, AC Appraisal Inc, Scott Lindquist, Boomer
Esiason, Shackleton’s Sports Bar, Brock’s Deli, Sal
Caruso, D’Addario, John Petrucci and Michelle Mayer.
And lastly James, Tommy, Gino and myself we want to
thank everyone who came to ROC III and made the
event such a success. Thanks for all the support, help,
donations and generosity, we are very lucky to have
such great people in our lives! Till next year be well and
have a happy and healthy upcoming year! Peace……….
Till Next Time,