Plans are underway for a three concert series, the first of which will be held on Saturday, February 4th, 2012 at Wild Willy’s Rock House and Sports Saloon, 2072 Somerville Road, at Annapolis Towne Center. The concert will be held at 8pm and all proceeds from the event will benefit Artists 4 Amy and the Parole Rotary Foundation. Future concerts will be held in March and April.
The first of three concerts in the series will feature The Rollex Band, a seven-piece band based out of the Baltimore/Washington area. In their 15th year as one of the more requested dance party bands on the East Coast, The Rollex Band is very versatile, performing as musicians, lead vocalists and background vocalists. With Motown, R&B, Reggae, Rock and Jazz music these amazing musicians get the crowds moving and grooving. The Rollex Band is currently touring the East coast and Midwest headline performing as well as opening for national recording artists. This will be the hottest ticket this winter!
Tom Ryan, a member of the Parole Annapolis Rotary Club and concert coordinator, is excited to bring this band to Annapolis. “We were very fortunate to bring The Rollex Band to Annapolis. The musicianship level of the artists is off the charts. It’s a must see show that spans genres and time. The Parole Annapolis Rotary Club is proud to collaborate with the Artists 4 Amy Foundation. Artists 4 Amy and Rotary’s causes are very similar; to help those suffering that are in need. By putting on this series of concerts we hope to provide fantastic live music to Annapolis while assisting a truly worthy organization.”
Caring for a sick child places tremendous emotional, physical and financial strain on a family. Artists 4 Amy Foundation assists families who are caring for these ill children with “real life” expenses that insurance does not cover. Expenses like household bill relief – mortgages, rent, utilities. The assistance also includes co-pays, auto repairs, prescriptions, babysitting and child care expenses, medical equipment, tolls, parking, and more. Tony and Silva Poore, founders of the organization, learned first hand that during a health crisis, everything goes up but your income. Often times parents end up losing their jobs because they had to choose between work and their child’s needs. “After losing our daughter, Amy, to cancer, we wanted to create a non-bureaucratic, no red tape and most importantly, a non-embarrassing way for people in need to obtain financial assistance. “After losing our daughter, Amy, to cancer, we wanted to create a non-bureaucratic, no red tape and most importantly, a non-embarrassing way for people in need to obtain financial assistance. Unless you have been there or are in the inner circle of someone who is caring for a seriously or terminally ill child, you cannot appreciate the devastation that can be brought down on the family. Hopefully we can help take a little of the load off”.
The concert will benefit both Artists 4 Amy and the Parole Rotary Foundation is keeping with the theme of helping sick kids, one family at a time. Tickets are $20 prior to February 1st, $25 at the door. Purchase tickets by visiting www.artists4amy.org or by calling Tom Ryan at 443-837-6178 or email at [email protected]. For more information about the Rollex Band visit www.rollexband.com.