Joseph Wooten and a Host of Local Musicians to Play Hampton Benefit for Veterans
By Sam McDonald
Gordy Price, owner of Pro Music & Sound in York County, and friends are once again rallying support for a good cause. They’ve organized a concert called Rock For Freedom that will raise money for veterans aid groups Operation Home Front of Hampton Roads and Wounded Wear.
The event will take place April 1 at Hampton Power Plant venues PBR Hampton Roads (formerly Saddle Ridge), Luckie’s Dueling Pianos and NASCAR Sports Grille. It will run 3 p.m. into the evening.
A highlight of the event will be a performance linking Joseph Wooten, a Denbigh High grad and longtime keyboardist for Steve Miller Band, with Old Dominion University jazz professor and piano wiz John Toomey and classical guitarist Sam Dorsey.
“We are extremely honored to have these top musical performers donating their talents for Rock for Freedom,” a press release said. Their performance will take place 6-9 p.m. at Luckie’s.
Other musicians participating in the benefit include: Hot Cakes, Krunch, Brew Hounds, East Coast Rockers, Crazy X, Fine Swiss Cheese, White Trash Circus, , Red Stapler, Dream by Day, Everyday Circus, Annie Johnson Band, Aftermath, Mobjack, Snackbar Jones, Soul Patch, Kevin Mac, Professor Marvel, Broke by Sunday, Relix, Tim Morgan and MoJo Brothers, Spider Love, Excess, Wait til Friday, Rich Whiskey Audition, Fun House, Key’d Up and Fall by Law.
You’ll find more details in the press release below:
PRO MUSIC & SOUND, INC.
2703 Rt. 17 STE- B
Yorktown, Va. 23693
February 24, 2012
Press Release: “ROCK FOR FREEDOM BENEFIT”
The following business’s, The new PBR Hampton and Tapps (formerly Saddle Ridge), Luckies, Dueling Piano’s, Nascar Sports Grille and The Big Deck, located at the Power Plant in Hampton, VA along with Pro Music and Sound, 96X, 93.7 Bob FM and US 1061 and Monster, Inc., will be hosting a MUSICAL BENEFIT featuring over 30 musical acts on 4 stages, to honor …America’s Veterans and their sacrifices our service members and their families have made in the name of freedom… This benefit will be held on Sunday, April 1, 2012. Proceeds will be donated to Operation Home Front of Hampton Roads and Wounded Wear.
Starting the show at 3pm, there will be Colors, Taps and the National Anthem.
We are also proud to announce a show within a show, “DUELING FOR FREEDOM” featuring Joseph Wooten (keyboardist Steve Miller Band) and John Toomey (Jazz keyboardist Maynard Ferguson). They will be performing from 6 – 9 pm at Luckies Dueling Piano’s along with world renowned classical guitarist Sam Dorsey. We are extremely honored to have these top musical performers donating their talents for ROCK FOR FREEDOM.
RIDING FOR FREEDOM, for any fellow motorcycle enthusiast’s, there will be a bike run from Hoss’s Deli in Newport News to the Power Plant in Hampton, in honor of this event. For information please contact, Hoss’s Deli at: (757) 596-9104.
The following other acts have been booked: In no particular order, they include: Krunch, Brew Hounds, East Coast Rockers, Crazy X, Fine Swiss Cheese, White Trash Circus, , Red Stapler, Dream by Day, Everyday Circus, Annie Johnson Band, Aftermath, Blue Eyed Soul, Snackbar Jones, Soul Patch, Keven Mac, Professor Marvel, Broke by Sunday, Relix, Tim Morgan and MoJo Brothers, Spider Love, Excess, Wait til Friday, Rich Whiskey Audition, Fun House, Key’d Up and Fall by Law. Audio Engineers: Stuart Pendleton with Yorktown Sound, Paul Popadak with Sound Ideas and Bill Hopkins Sound and Lighting and Ketch Kelley with Ferguson Center.
This will be a 21 & Up event only. There will be a $10 donation asked for at the door.
We would like to thank additional sponsors, TaDa Photography, Big Top Party Shop, WinterSound and Hoss’s Deli. Any local business willing to donate raffle items, manpower, etc… please contact Pro Music and Sound at (757) 867-7115.