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Let’s Keep the Music Playing / Benefit for Joe Maniscalco
1:00 - 1:15 Tammy Gardner w Charlie Austin
1:20 - 1:50 One Hit Wonders
1:55 - 2:10 Eddie Sal
2:15 - 2:35 New Direction
2:40 - 2:55 Acoustaholics
3:00 - 3:30 Suzy–Ray-Vaughn
3:35 - 3:50 Don and Anne Butcher
3:55 - 4:25 Baddadz
4:30 - 5:00 Mike Aiken Band
5:10 - 5:40 Lewis McGehee and Karl Werne
5:45 - 6:15 Carbon Jam
6:20 - 6:35 Doug Dunn
6:40 - 7:10 Broke By Sunday
7:15 - 7:30 Don Gill Richard Spano
7:35 - 8:05 Stingrays
8:10 - 8:25 Kevin Mac
8:30 - 9:00 Joe and Friends (including Sherri Holland, margaritaBill, Bruce Todd and others)
Friends of Joe’ will hold a fundraising event entitled 'Benefit for Joe Maniscalco - Let's Keep the Music Playing' on January 31, 2010. It will take place at Knuckleheads Roadhouse on 401 North Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach from 1:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A talented musician onstage, Maniscalco has been sidelined during the past four months by health issues caused, in part, by second hand smoke inhaled during his 30+ years performing in public venues. (Maniscalco never smoked himself.).
The outcome this year for Maniscalco has been a week in ICU (pneumonia) and a torn retina (four times). The torn retina, most likely, was caused by the high fever and/or high dose of steroids administered to fight the pneumonia. Out of work since late September, he is now dealing with mounting medical bills. Actually, the health situation began about one and a half years ago and last winter he was sidelined for about four months with the same problem.
The fundraiser promises a memorable afternoon of music, dancing and games to help pay for some of the expenses associated with Maniscalco's illness. The event will celebrate the friends, the bands and the music and the journey in the entertainment business. There will be silent and live auctions as well as other events.
The ‘Benefit for Joe Maniscalco - Let's Keep the Music Playing' will showcase key Hampton Roads entertainers and solo, duos and bands are scheduled to perform throughout the afternoon. There has been an outpouring of support for this event by fellow entertainers The final band/entertainer list will be published shortly; however, for anyone who wants to perform and is not on the list, please call one of the entertainers scheduled and make arrangements to join them. Or just attend, bring your musical instrument and the team will find you a spot,
For more up-to-date information, there is a "Friends of Joe Maniscalco" fan page as well as “Let’s Keep the Music playing page on Facebook.
Sponsors for the event include: www.vbnightlife.com, AcoustEvents, EventRealizations, Inc., Jack J. Maniscalco & Son Insurance, Mainsail Communications and J. Wright & Associates, Inc.