BRISTOL - Area bands are ready to rock during the â€śRock 4 Vetsâ€ť event.
The concert, presented by The Bristol Blues and BigMac Productions, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Muzzy Field. The all-ages show will include food, fun, a variety of vendors and several live music acts.
A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Veterans Affairs in Rocky Hill and there will also be food collected for the Brianâ€™s Angelâ€™s Outreach Shelter.
Chris Saunders, play-by-play broadcaster and media relations with The Bristol Blues, said that there will be â€śquite a fewâ€ť food trucks with lots of different options as well as a kidsâ€™ activity area with â€ślots of stuff for the youngsters and those wanting to re-live their childhood.â€ť Vendors will consist of local organizations and crafters.
â€śWe wanted to give back to the Bristol community,â€ť said Saunders. â€śThis has been a very successful year for the Bristol Blues. We also wanted to give back to our veterans and support the people that helped us.â€ť
Those who attend are also encouraged to bring a pop top can of food for Brianâ€™s Angels.
Participating performers include Completely Unchained, performing the music of Van Halen, Physical Graffiti, performing the music of Led Zeppelin, Feels like the First Time, playing the music of Foreigner, A Tribute to Black Sabbath, Screamin Eagle Band, Sabotage, Straight Shooter, Dangerous Animals, LB3 and Righteous Continental.
Saunders said that Brian Rooney, general manager and sponsorship coordinator, worked hard to create a line-up that the whole community could enjoy.
â€śI think there will be something for everyone to connect to,â€ť he said. â€śIâ€™m 26 and there will be music for people my age and in their 40s, 50s and 60s.
Brian wanted this to not just be for one group of people - but something for the entire community to enjoy. Itâ€™s going to be one big party.â€ť
Saunders encouraged people to come down to Muzzy Field and enjoy the festivities while supporting good causes.
â€śIf youâ€™re looking for a fun time and what to see what the Bristol community is all about and what the Bristol Blues represents, then this is going to be something you want to seem,â€ť he said.
Tickets are $30 and are available through the bandsâ€™ ticket office and online at the Bristol Blues box office. For more information, visit bristolbluesbaseball.com or call 860-582-2583.
Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or email@example.com.