Rocking for a cause

April 04, 2006|By KRISTIN WILSON

Eight bands from the Tri-State region and beyond will come together Sunday, April 9, at Stinger's Sports Pub & Grill.

While their rock styles might differ, they all have a common goal: raising money in memory of three Washington County teens who died in a house fire in December.

Rock for a Reason is a benefit event to raise money for the families of Jonathan Barnes, Michael Abell and Brian Daigle, the three teenagers who died in the Keedysville fire. The families plan to use the money to help build a skateboarding park.

The benefit concert will run from noon to 8 p.m. It is open to all ages. Tickets cost $5 in advance and $8 at the door.


Black Market Radio, Fosterchild, Vestascension, Since, Seventh Seal, Simple & Supreem, Half Link and No Remorse will perform.

Keith Mannino, the bassist of headlining group Black Market Radio, says his group is pleased to be part of the event.

"I find that people in the music industry tend to bond together when people need help," he says.

Black Market Radio recently opened for Collective Soul. The band's lead singer, Peter Cornell, is the brother of Chris Cornell, lead singer with Audioslave. Mannino has worked with Lenny Kravitz.

If you go ...

WHAT: Rock for a Reason

WHEN: Noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 9

WHERE: The Nest at Stinger's Sports Pub & Grill, 7704 Old National Pike, north of Boonsboro

COST: $5 in advance, $8 at the door

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