Life on Long Island
Rock and roll fundraiser for the Red Cross
With many people still reeling from the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, the recovery remains under way. For some, the concept of such devastation was, until recently, a foreign one – as were the efforts of the American Red Cross, the disaster relief organization that is best recognized for its action taken during distant disasters. Now it is aiding in area rescue.
Delivering water, snacks and hot meals to local people, the Red Cross has also set up six fixed sites, three in Nassau County and three in Suffolk -- and has provided thousands of meals since its arrival (redcross.org). Fundraisers to help storm victims and groups aiding in the assistance of those in need have been taking place across Long Island during the aftermath of Sandy, and on Saturday, Nov. 10, Napper Tandy’s of Miller Place is hosting a benefit concert to specifically help the Red Cross continue its response.
The concert begins at 7 p.m., with an acoustic set from Randy Jackson, a musician whose career highlights include his work as frontman of the band Zebra, and has found continued success as a solo performer as well. Jackson is known for his frequent, well-received shows around the Island, and will lead this event that also features two bands following.Tthe first is Fallen Angel, which delivers a full-experience cover presentation of the “hair-metal” group Poison; the closing production will be delivered by Theatre of Pain, an accomplished Motley Crue tribute ensemble.
The admission price will be $13, which will include one complimentary drink and five tickets for a raffle drawing. For more information, call 631-331-5454 or head online to nappertandysirishpub.com.
Napper Tandy’s of Miller Place: 275 Route 25A, 631-331-5454
*Randy Jackson of Zebra performs at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame at the Paramount in Huntington. (Oct. 18, 2012)