Friday, March 28, 2008

Rock(n) Research for MUSC Children’s Hospital 3/29

Posted by T. Ballard Lesemann on Fri, Mar 28, 2008 at 7:40 AM

I just heard a great segment on WTMA’s Morning Buzz with Richard Todd on a big event this weekend. Unfortunately, this pricey, red carpet gala event somehow fell through the cracks in this week’s print version of the Music Board listings. It’s a shame, because it’s a very worthy cause — and the featured musical act, The World Class Rockers, look mighty impressive.

The Rock(n) Research event, presented by BB&T, takes place on Sat. March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Gaillard Auditorium Exhibition Hall. There’ll be fine wine, food from Charleston’s finest chefs, auctions, and music. Small rocking horses signed by “celebrities” (President Clinton, Rush Limbaugh, Paula Deen, Jeff Foxworthy, and others) will be decorated by area artist and auctioned off during the evening. Tickets are $250 each. Proceeds benefit the MUSC Children’s Hospital. Call (843) 792-1414 for more info.

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The World Class Rockers — “the ultimate classic rock all-star band” — formed in Jacksonville under the guidance of guitarist Nick St. Nicholas (formerly of Steppenwolf). The touring lineup features drummer Aynsley Dunbar (formerly of Journey, Zappa’s Band, Jefferson Starship, pictured), guitarist Randall Hall (formerly of Lynyrd Skynyrd), guitarist Barry Goudreau (formerly of Boston), singer Fergie Frederiksen (formerly of Toto), singer Alex Ligertwood (formerly of Santana), guitarist Michael Monarch (formerly of Steppenwolf and Janis Joplin’s Band), keyboardist Steve Stewart, and guitarist David Coyle.

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