Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Fishbone Set To Perform At Denver Day Of Rock

Pioneering alternative rock band Fishbone will take the stage at the upcoming 3rd annual Denver Day of Rock. The event will be held on Saturday May 26 in downtown Denver, Colorado. Denver Day of Rock is a unique event that is presented by Concerts For Kids to raise awareness of children in the Denver community. The free event will feature five stages of live music throughout downtown Denver. In addition to Fishbone, some of the other bands and artists scheduled to perform at the event include Toto, Amanda Capper, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Lee Avenue, Alicia Witt and Offbeat Revolution, among many others.

People attending the event will be asked to bring cans of non-perishable food that will directly benefit Food Bank of the Rockies (FBR). During the event, there will be several bins at various locations along the 16th Street Mall where people can drop off cans of food. All food donated that day will go directly to FBR to help the Denver community fight hunger. 

Denver Day of Rock made its debut on June 6, 2009. The event had two stages of music, one in the Cherry Creek neighborhood and one in Downtown Denver's Theatre District. The event was concluded that evening with a ticketed event at the Fillmore Auditorium.  Alternative rock/hip hop band the Flobots performed for a crowd of more than 1,500 sponsors and patrons and helped raise money for and raise awareness of children’s charities throughout Metro Denver.

In its second year, Denver Day of Rock grew considerably. The event featured 20 bands on four stages up and down the 16th Street Mall and drew more than 100,000 people, which was ten times above the expected attendance.  The event included local acts such as Jason Vigil, The Epilogues and P-Nuckle as well as national acts like Five For Fighting, Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Fishbone and more.

Concerts For Kids is a Denver-based not-for-profit foundation that raises funds for and awareness of local children’s charities. Christie and Walter Isenberg created the organization in 2004, with the goal of enriching the lives of children by supporting efforts in the areas of healthcare and education. To learn more about Denver Day of Rock and Concerts For Kids, go their website.

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