PALMDALE – Looking for a way to have fun while supporting disabled veterans? Then mark your calendar for October 5!
G-Com Services will host its inaugural concert to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project at the Palmdale Amphitheater, (The Amp), located at 2723 Rancho Vista Boulevard.
“This will be a family friendly event that will include some great live music by local bands,” said G-Com Services President Lemuel Galvao. “We encourage the community to come out to the beautiful Palmdale Amphitheater for an afternoon of music, food, fun and to help raise funds and awareness for our wounded soldiers.”
Gates open at 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, with opening ceremonies at noon. S
Tickets are $10 general admission; children under 12 with accompanying adult are free; and vets and active military are free with military ID. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Food will be available on site.
For tickets and more information, visit www.gcombenefitconcert.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music will be provided by popular local musical acts including Vagrant X (Classic Rock Band), Runaway (country), and Joel Hatcher Band (Rhythm and Blues).
“Vagrant X is a very patriotic Rock band with ties to the military, aerospace and NASA,” said Galvao. “Each member either has served in a US Military branch, or has children who are actively servicing or-have served in a branch of the US Military. You can expect to hear the Star Spangled Banner at every Vagrant X show.”
The “core” of Vagrant X was formed in 2000 and has been actively performing in the Antelope Valley for more than 13 years. Band member include: Gary Nichols, guitar and vocals; Jessie Calzada, percussions and vocals; “Scary” Larry Kahn, guitar and vocals; and Ret. USAF Major Tom Miller Bass, guitar and vocals.
Runaway formed in 2010 after lead guitarist Jim Hinds, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and protégé of jazz guitar gurus Linc Chamberland and Ted Greene, and Jay Bonanno, a 26-year musical prodigy and part-time high school soccer coach, decided to break away from the stress of their day jobs as Los Angeles air traffic controllers to collaborate in writing, recording, and playing music during their off time.
Upon deciding to form a band, Jim and Jay reached out to Jay’s father, Doug Bonanno, a retired carpenter and music veteran with over 52 years’ experience as a lead and backup vocalist and rhythm guitarist. The father-son duo makes for the signature harmonies that contribute to the band’s distinctive sound. Multi-talented Jim Deverian, a general contractor with over 30 years of musical experience playing rhythm guitar, bass and percussion was next to join the group on drums.
Ruben Gutierrez, owner of an urban planning and commercial real estate consulting firm put the finishing touches on the group with solid driving bass lines. Inspired by the British Rock invasion in the mid-1960’s, Ruben plays upright, fretted, and fretless five-string electric basses and rounds out the band’s three part harmonies.
The Joel Hatcher Band, while being primarily a Blues band, plays a variety of roots American music. The sounds of New Orleans Funk, Soul, and Blues based Rock primarily from the 60′s and 70′s are all in the mix. From Stevie Ray Vaughan to Stevie Wonder, T-Bone Walker to Marshall Tucker, the band is dedicated to playing the blues and all those soulful sounds that came from the blues
Local sponsors and businesses are encouraged to contact G-Com for more information by calling 661-435-8248 or emailing email@example.com.