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Legendary rock artists to play at Melody Tent Benefit Cape
Cod Healthcare Beneficiary of Hope Music Festival
The Cape Cod Melody Tent in Hyannis will rock August 23 for Cape Cod Healthcare.
Proceeds from the first annual Hope Music Festival, featuring a lineup of legendary rock artists from the 1960s, 70s, 80s and millennials will be donated to Cape Cod Healthcare (CCHC) through the Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation.
Cape Cod Broadcasting Media is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for The Hope Music Festival August 23rd at the Cape Cod Melody Tent to benefit Cape Cod Healthcare, which is committed to the well-being of the communities it serves—a priority of which is the education and prevention of substance use disorders, a critical issue on the Cape today. The Aug. 23rd Hope Music Festival will serve up, a ton of rock and roll, a little bit of country, and a stage full of legends, Grammy Award winners, and emerging artists. For tickets click here.
Hope Music Festival tickets can be purchased on-line at: melodytent.org.
The music festival, organized by Brian Serpone Productions and presented by Cape Cod Broadcasting Media, will include artists who have played for such groups as Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Boston, The Cars, The Outlaws, B52s, the J. Geils Band and the Wilson Pickett Band. About 20 performances are planned for the Hope Music Festival, including:
Mark Farner, founder of the band Grand Funk Railroad, with epic smash hits such as “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)” and “Some Kind of Wonderful.”
Guitarist Barry Goudreau, formerly of the band Boston whose self-titled debut album sold more than 17 million copies, breaking that record in 1976 as the best-selling debut album of all time. Goudreau will introduce his new collaboration, Barry Goudreau’s Engine Room
Elliott Easton of the Grammy Award winning band The Cars, bringing his signature Gibson guitar and a boatload of talent to the Melody Tent
Grammy Award winning producer and guitarist Rick Derringer, fresh from the Ringo Starr tour; his earlier hit songs include Hang On Sloopy and Rock and Roll Hoochi Koo
Two-time Grammy Award winning producer and guitarist Paul Nelson for the late Johnny Winter and the Johnny Winter Band
Grammy Award winners, The Uptown Horns – horn section of the Rolling Stones, B52s, and the brass behind James Brown
Rock icon and Grammy-nominated James Montgomery, who has played with Janis Joplin, The Allman Brothers, Kid Rock, Bruce Springsteen and Muddy Waters
Many other celebrated artists also to perform
Brian Serpone Productions (brianserponeproductions.com) will also be promoting three of the top emerging Cape artists at the August 23 Melody Tent performance. These young artists include: Aaron Norcross, Jr., Chantal Joseph and Jordan Renzi. In addition, the production company in the future will be partnering with other charitable organizations on creative events promoting music and the arts.
“We are honored to be the beneficiary of the first annual Hope Music Festival at the Melody Tent,” said Cape Cod Healthcare CEO Mike Lauf. ―There is no higher priority than enhancing healthcare throughout the Cape, along with combating increasing substance use disorders. We have expanded psychiatric services and have also invested in prevention, education, treatment and recovery programs to battle this significant opiate crisis. Proceeds from the Hope Music Festival will have a tremendous positive impact on this front.”
Said Cape Cod Broadcasting Media Managing Partner, Gregory Bone, “Cape Cod Healthcare provides us with so many healthcare services and is such an important part of our Cape community. “We are happy to work with Brian Serpone Productions and present the Hope Music Festival to raise money for their substance use disorder initiatives.”
Principals in Brian Serpone Productions include: Brian Serpone, a real estate investor and developer, working to revitalize the Cape through real estate modernization and the promotion of the arts to fund initiatives for the betterment of Cape and Islands residents; John Ippolito, a former touring tennis professional and now a top entertainment event promoter for key charitable organizations and foundations; and Linda Apsey, a seasoned entrepreneur, a professional fundraiser and business development specialist.
Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 5,300 employees and 790 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare has two acute care hospitals, the Cape’s leading provider of homecare and hospice services (VNA), a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility, an assisted living facility, the Cape’s only local laboratory service and numerous health programs. For more information, visit Cape Cod Healthcare’s web site at www.capecodhealth.org. Cape Cod Healthcare. Visit our health news site www.capecodhealthnews.com for the latest in relevant and credible healthcare news.
Cape Cod Broadcasting Media is Cape Cod’s locally owned and operated media group; Gregory Bone is the Managing Partner. Cape Cod Broadcasting Media includes: 99-9 The Q, Cape Cod’s Fresh Mix; Ocean 104.7, Crafted for the Cape; Cape Country 104, Today’s Country and the Legends; Cape Classical 107.5, Something Finer; Website: CapeCod.com, Connecting you to the Cape.
Legendary guitarist and Rock & Roll royalty, Barry Goudreau, formerly of the band “Boston”, who’s debut album sold more than 17 million copies, that being the greatest selling debut album of all time when released in 1976.
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