TWISTED SISTER AND TESLA AMONG ACTS AT STATION BENEFIT SHOW:
February 19, 2008
February 25, 2008, Providence, RI – Phoenix Rising! Musicians United to Benefit the Victims of the Station Nightclub Fire.
FEATURING: TWISTED SISTER, Tesla, John Rich (Big & Rich), Alabama’s Randy Owen, Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler, Gretchen Wilson, Aaron Lewis (Staind), Kevin Max and Stryper featuring Tom Scholz and Gary Pihl of Boston and just added, Winger, among others.
John Rich will host the country portion of the concert while Dee Snider will do the honors for the rock segments. Emmy-nominated composer and musician Marc Bonilla who will serve as music director for the benefit, Carmine Appice’s SLAM!, Eric Martin (Mr. Big), Danny Seraphine with CTA, Gary Hoey and others still to be announced.
“What happened at the Station Nightclub could have happened at any rock venue across the country,” said Tom Calderone, Executive Vice President and General Manager, VH1. “We want to help raise awareness of the survivors’ challenges to a national level through both VH1 Classic and VH1. We’re hoping to tap into that huge community of music lovers and remind everyone about the redemptive power that music, and the great people who make it, can provide.”
The charity event marks the fifth anniversary of the Station Nightclub tragedy in Rhode Island, the fourth largest nightclub fire in U.S. history. 100 lives were lost, 200 others were seriously injured and 65 children lost one or both parents. Five years later, funds available for the survivors are woefully inadequate. Only 15 survivors of the fire qualified for Social Security benefits, and many are still unable to meet their monthly needs.
All proceeds from ticket sales and charity auctions benefit the Station Family Fund, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) charitable organization founded by survivors of the Station Nightclub fire. The Station Family Fund is committed to providing survivor relief, including costs of ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
Dee says, “This event is about music fans desperately in need, so it’s important that “Phoenix Rising Musicians United to Benefit the Station Nightclub Fire Victims” be supported by musicians of all genres. We are so happy to welcome John Rich and his rowdy friends aboard for this very important mission.”
Tickets are available at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 401-331-2211, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Prices range from $41.00 to $61.00.
For further information on the Station Family Fund and their work, please visit: www.stationfamilyfund.org
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