Local Bands Rock On To Support Wounded Warriors
TRENTON (WWJ) - Tate Music Group (TMG) national recording artists Sweet Crystal are once again spearheading Motown’s support of wounded soldiers, designed to make Memorial Weekend 2011 truly memorable. They are producing, promoting and playing a series of shows that highlight and support the needs of others.
The next event – like one held earlier this year in Rochester Hills – will again benefit the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), a non-profit 501c3, nonpartisan national organization dedicated to helping injured service men and women.
On Saturday, May 28, Sweet Crystal will be hosting a four-band benefit concert at Rack-N-Roll Nightclub and Billiards Hall located at 13634 Sibley Road in Trenton. The concert is another in a series of ongoing live events called Warriors 211.
Coming off their recent win at the 2011 Detroit Music Awards for Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act, Sweet Crystal is using the additional interest generated towards the band to channel that attention toward the WWP and the events that support it.
“What we do with these shows is bring together this area’s top musical talent to raise awareness, funding and other types of support for WWP. We plan to make it a standout musical night with something for everyone,” Marq Speck, lead vocalist/keyboard player for Sweet Crystal, said in a release.
Additional acts and entertainment include fellow TMG recording artists MediSin Wheel, progressive rock powerhouse REALM and the smooth vocal styling of Jennifer Nasto, performing the national anthem to get the Memorial Weekend holiday off to a patriotic start.
Also slated for the evening will be guest appearances by local radio and television personalities, as well as representatives from various branches of the armed services.
Doors open at 8 pm with a progressive cover charge for those 18 years and older.
“We do something a little different with the admission,” Speck said in a statement. “Starting at just $5 per person, we’ll let the public decide how much they want to pay to get in. The more they want to donate, and 100% of the cover goes to WWP and is totally tax-deductible, the more chances they’ll have at winning some great military-themed giveaways. Basically it’s a great party for a great purpose.”
Sweet Crystal is a Michigan-based rock band that has been performing live for nearly four decades. Their latest release, “3,” on the TMG label is already gathering media accolades and strong international sales. The military tribute song, “Warriors,” from the CD will again be the band’s theme song for the Warriors 211 show.
“The song says it all,” concludes Speck. “What our men and women in the service – as well as their families at home – do for the rest of us. It’s inspiring, humbling and needs to be promoted loud and proud.”
For additional information, contact the venue at 734-283-3100.