Hall of Fame Concert Adds After Party at Lincoln Theatre

The Hall of Fame Concert weekend keeps growing! Organizers have added an after-party, added two all-star bands, and a golf event to the busy weekend. Does anyone else seriously think this event is growing to proportions that could make it an annual event that legends would want to be a part of? With the Jimmy V Classic having moved waaaaaay away, there is room for a celebrity event like this each year.

Here’s the official press release about the post-party:

Organizers of the Benefit Concert for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum (“Rock Hall”) and the John Entwistle Foundation, will host an after-party at the Lincoln Theatre in downtown Raleigh following the concert on September 20. The two-day Benefit Concert will take place at the beautiful Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, N.C. on September 19-20, 2008. The late night jam session will feature artists from the much anticipated show as well as several special guests.

The after-party is open to the public and tickets are $14 in advance and $17 at the door. All VIP concert ticket holders gain admission into the after-party by presenting their VIP wristbands. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. via etix and online at .

Opening the late night party will be Grand Society, which kicks off the Emerging Artists Showcase during the benefit concert. Following Grand Society to the stage will be Moonalice, an all-star band whose members include GE Smith (Saturday Night Live, Bob Dylan), Pete Sears (Jefferson Starship, Rod Stewart), Barry Sless (Phil Lesh & Friends, David Nelson Band), Ann & Roger McNamee (the Flying Other Brothers) and Jim Sanchez (Dr. John, Boz Scaggs). Expected to jam with Moonalice late that evening are a number of other artists who have performed over the ensuing two days.

They include:

  • The National Band Search winner
  • Rick Derringer (The McCoys, Johnny Winter Band)
  • The White Sox All-Star Band (featuring members of The Hooters and Yes with other special guests)
  • Dave Mason (Traffic, Fleetwood Mac)
  • Parmalee
  • Supagroup
  • The Connells
  • Arrogance
  • Jefferson Starship with a special guest appearance by Tom Constanten of the Grateful Dead
  • Dennis DeYoung (formerly of Styx)
  • Former members of The John Entwistle Band
  • Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow)
  • Buck Dharma (Blue Oyster Cult)
  • Mark Farner (formerly of the original Grand Funk Railroad)
  • Jack Bruce (Cream)
  • Other very special guests

Tickets to the September 19-20 festival are on sale at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre box office and via Ticketmaster. The Rock Hall Benefit concert is presented by the Town of Cary and sponsored by SunTrust Bank, American Airlines and Black Diamond Capital Group. Proceeds from the concert will benefit both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s educational outreach and the John Entwistle Foundation’s program of providing musical instruments and music lessons to disadvantaged youths through the public library systems in communities across the country. For more information, visit .

Area Golfers to Tee Off with Musical Legends at Rock Hall Celebrity Golf Classic

CARY, N.C. (August 11, 2008) — Local golfers are invited to spend a day on the links with some of their favorite rock stars when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the John Entwistle Foundation co-host the 1 st Annual Rock Hall Celebrity Golf Classic on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 9 a.m. at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club in Holly Springs , N.C. The event is sponsored by Nationwide Security and Building Services, Inc.

Eighteen teams of four players each will be paired up with either a musician, music industry mover and shaker, local celebrity or media personality in town for the two-day Rock Hall Benefit Concert that opens the evening of September 19 and continues all day on September 20. More information about the concert is available by visiting www. rockhallbenefit. com.

The tournament is open to the public and space is limited. Teams will compete in a best-ball format for rock memorabilia and other prizes. To register, individuals or foursomes can visit or call the Devil’s Ridge Pro Shop at (919) 557-6101 . The tournament fee is $150 per golfer which includes greens fees, range balls, cart, breakfast, lunch and on the course refreshments.

“This tournament is a fantastic way to jump start the Rock Hall Benefit Concert festivities,” said Benefit Concert Chairman and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame National Trustee Rick French.


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