ALS Benefit Show November 21 @ Hard Rock Cafe, Boston

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“JamSpot Rocks for A Cure”

Local musicians join forces in a sold out benefit concert to raise awareness of ALS at the Hard Rock Café in Boston on November 21st, 2010.

Bands performing include: On the Verge of Feedback, Crooked Digit, Lucky 13 and The Michael A. Berardi Project with Special Guest Bill Janovitz.

November 9, 2010: 19 musicians from the North Shore will perform a benefit concert to raise awareness of ALS and funds for the ALS Massachusetts Chapter at the Hard Rock Café on Sunday, November 21. The concert is dedicated to Michael A. Berardi, a local musician diagnosed with ALS. Michael is planning to perform at the benefit with The Michael A. Berardi Project, which features Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom on guitar and vocals.

“We are so excited about this show!” said Lisa Tringali, who has coordinated the event and whose son Domenic Tringali (14) is playing in 3 out of the 4 bands. “Michael is one of us: a fellow musician and our friend. We were shocked when we learned he had ALS but Michael loves to play music so this event is a perfect way to support him and raise awareness of a truly terrible disease.”

All four of the bands performing at the show were formed at JamSpot in Wakefield under the direction of Billy Jenks, Director of Music Programs at JamSpot. “All the bands have been working really hard to get ready for this concert”, said Billy. “I’m particularly proud of Lucky 13, a band made up entirely of teenaged musicians, who, with their parents’ support, have put in a lot of extra time to learn their parts. It’s been a lot of work but there’s no doubt we’re gonna rock the house on November 21.”

JamSpot Rocks for a Cure is sponsored by Zildjian, UniFirst Corporation, JamSpot, Michael A. Berardi, Onset School of Music, Stop & Shop, The 99 Restaurants, Riccardo’s Ristorante, Ultimate Electronics, Undercover Wear, Chaotic Wrestling, Mass Premier Soccer (MPS), ALS Massachusetts Chapter, and the Hard Rock Café Boston. Red Sox players Curt Schilling and Dustin Pedroia have donated items for the silent auction and raffle.

The event is sold out. Donations can be made at the JamSpot Rocks For A Cure page on the ALS Massachusetts Chapter page.

The ALS Massachusetts Chapter was founded on January 27, 1990, to serve the needs of those living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and their caregivers. We offer more than a dozen free services for patients and their families, including respite care, equipment loan, a children’s program and support groups. The ALS Association is the only national not-for-profit health organization dedicated solely to the fight against ALS. ALSA covers all the bases — research, patient and community services, public education, and advocacy — in providing help and hope to those facing the disease.

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