Benefits Rock for a Cause

Cutting Room Sandy Benefit

Ricky Byrd and Rockers in Recovery present an all-star concert for hurricane Sandy. The concert is on January 25th at The Cutting Room in New York City at 8 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales, merchandise, and auction items will be donated to The Graybeards (a non-profit Rockaway Beach-based organization), West Hamilton Beach Volunteer Fire Department, and The Broad Channel Volunteer Fire Department.

The concert will feature the Rockers in Recovery All-Star Band with special guests, including Long Island’s own Billy J. Kramer, Gary US Bonds, Ian Hunter, Michael Des Barres, LaLa Brooks, Gene Cornish, Simon Kirke, Handsome Dick Manitoba, Ross The Boss, Peppy Castro, Mark Bosch and the Capris. The Rockers in Recovery All-Star Band is made up of Musical Director Ricky Byrd, Liberty DeVitto, Richie Supa, Kasim Sulton, Christine Ohlman, and Mark Stein.

The Cutting Room is located at 44 East 32nd Street. Tickets are $50 for general admission. VIP meet-and-greet packages are also available for $150.

Elvis Goes to the Movies

The following night on January 26th is another worthy benefit that also includes great music. The legendary Elvis Show returns to the Boulton Center in Bay Shore at 8 PM. This year’s show is being billed as “Elvis At The Movies” and will feature songs from the soundtracks of movies Elvis starred in over the years.

As in the past, the concert will benefit rockCANroll with proceeds going to local food banks, soup kitchens, safe homes and shelters.

Musicians performing include The NYRMA All-Stars featuring Steve Prisco, Tom Ryan, Howie Silverman, Mick Hargreaves, Stephan DiRaffelle, Chris James, Dave Wise, Annie Mark, Gary Dawson, Peter Crugnale and Jeff McLary, along with Mark Mancini, Michelle Sivori and Jessica Upham. Guest vocalists include Bill Walsh, Bobby Volkman, Karen Hudson, Monica Passin, Eric Crugnale, Pete Mancini, Tom Gould, John McGraw, Mike Drance, Claudia Jacobs, Jon Geffner, Tom Cioricari, Paul Schmitz, Jenna Silverman, Raecine Coles, Mary Lamont, Terry Day, Andrew Fortier, Tom Pfeifer and more to be announced.

The Boulton Center is located at 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY. Tickets are $20.