The Rock Club, a local company that helps people live out their passion for playing music, has organized a benefit concert for the Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare Voluntary Services Long Beach.
Funds raised will be used to create a music rehabilitation wing in the Long Beach VA with musical instruments and coaches, assist the needs of returning soldiers, and create an education and awareness campaign in the community regarding the VA Health Care System in Long Beach and its surroundings.
The “Rock the Vets” concert will feature such artists as L.A.-based soul band El Chicano, Danny Seraphine (the original drummer and founding member of the rock group Chicago), David Elliott (who has worked with Dionne Warwick), Mumtaz Morris (Stevie Wonder’s son), Manny Lagod (a onetime singer-bassist with Don Ho), John Avila (of Oingo Boingo fame), Sal Rodriguez (of War), Ed Roth, Erma Varnado, Ronnie Ciago, Mike Pachelli, Bob Luna, Blue Steel, Assisted Living, Jeff Leland, Blind Ruby, Jason Diaz plus many others.
The concert will be presented at the CSULB Walter Pyramid on Memorial Day– Monday, May 31. Doors open at 4pm, and the show runs until 8pm. Tickets are on sale from $35 general seating to $60 front rows and are available at therockclub.net/
rfv.html. Group discounts are available for purchasing 10 or more tickets. For those who would like to help veterans attend the show, visit the website, scroll down to the bottom of page, select the number of tickets, and click the “Buy Now” link.