Banding Together Against Puppy Mills

The newest installment of the “Banding Together” series, scheduled for this Saturday, October 20th, takes on puppy mills.

The “Banding Together” concerts are brought to you by Act 1 Entertainment’s Brothers and Sisters—a growing touring group made up of volunteer performers dedicated to helping those less fortunate than themselves. These multi-venue events have created a legacy of raising both money and awareness for Long Island charities across Long Island in a single night. Like Retrofest, this series is creating lasting bonds between the Long Island music scene, local charities, and the rest of the community.

This Saturday’s shows should be no different. Proceeds will go Spread across Nassau and Suffolk, there should be something close to almost everybody—or, if you’re feeling more adventurous, map out a “crawl” and catch a little bit of every show. Here is a list of venues:

The Blue Parrot – Massapequa 8-1
Candy’s Magic Pub – “Country for Critters” – Shirley 8-1
O-Brien’s Ale House – Coram 8-1
Village Idiot Pub – Patchogue 5-9

Featured performers include Comfortable Rut, Shecky & The Twangtones, Vitamin D, Aaron Palmadessa, and more. There will also be raffles and speakers at each event. Entry is a $10 donation. Proceeds will go to Save-A-Pet Long Island, and guests are encouraged to bring warm blankets and other bedding to help keep shelter dogs warm in the winter.

rorie kelly

Rorie Kelly is a singer/songwriter from various parts of Long Island. She recently released her debut CD called "Wish Upon a Bottlecap." Rorie and her band play regularly in NYC and on the island. Please visit for more information and pretty songs.