Joey Harrington Announces that Lava Records Recording Artist Toby Lightman will Join the 3rd Annual Benefit Concert Stage on June 23, 2005

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Following last yearÂ?s sell out event, Detroit Lions starting quarterback and University of Oregon legend, Joey Harrington, brings his 3rd Annual Harrington Foundation Benefit Concert to the intimate outdoor setting of the Rose Quarter Commons on Thursday, June 23, 2005.

In keeping with the high standards set by last year's sell out show, headliner Donavon Frankenreiter and opening act Toby Lightman will hit the stage at 7pm. Special guests John Popper and Chan Kinchla will join in the fun as well. Doors open at 6 pm. This year’s event that will benefit Portland Shriners Hospital for Children and the Harrington Family Foundation.

”As we get closer to the concert, we really feel the momentum building” said Harrington. “We’d like to extend our special thanks to the team at the Rose Quarter for providing a world class outdoor venue and marketing support to help make this event a success.”

Lava Records recording artist Toby Lightman embodies an eclectic fusion of R&B, Rock, Jazz, and Folk influences in her debut album "Little Things." Toby has toured with fellow singer-songwriters Josh Kelley, Gavin DeGraw and Howie Day -- sweeping audiences off their feet with her energetic, soulful, and emotional performances. Her new version of the Jim Croce classic “Operator” was featured on WB’s Everwood to very positive critical acclaim.

B. Scott Taylor, TAOW's Managing Partner, says "we're pumped to have Joey, Donavon and Toby join John and Chan from Blues Traveler for this show. We look forward to seeing you all there!"

Tickets are available at Fred Meyer stores, all Ticketmaster locations and the Rose Quarter box office. They are $20 in advance and $25 day of show. Doors open at 6PM, the rain or shine show starts at 7PM.

The event will also feature a beer garden hosted by Widmer Brothers of Portland. Harrington Foundation merchandise will also be made available at the show.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a network of pediatric specialty hospitals throughout North America where children under the age of 18 receive excellent medical care absolutely free of charge without regard to race or religion.

The Harrington Family Foundation ( believes every child has the right to receive a quality education and proper health care in a safe and nurturing community. Assisting the hospital dovetails Harrington and his family’s mission to provide support to local and national non-profit organizations that share their vision.

TAOW Productions provides event management, marketing and logistics worldwide to corporations, foundations, trade associations and other organizations. For more, go to or call 503-228-1134.

The Rose Quarter in Portland, OR, includes 20,000-seat Rose Garden, 12,000-seat Memorial Coliseum, 6,500-seat Theater of the Clouds, 40,000-square foot Exhibit Hall and the Rose Quarter Commons. Home to the NBA Portland Trail Blazers and the WHL Winter Hawks, the Rose Garden is a $262 million multi-purpose arena that opened in the fall of 1995. For more information should contact Eric Nemeth at or 503.963.3896.

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