It’s certainly amazing to see it grow from an idea to a regional success. The two-day music event benefits Meals on Wheels of Western New York!
Elma, New York (PRWEB) June 30, 2012
With concert season in full effect, another big name in events will be coming in late July that is sure to draw a crowd. The 8th Annual Rock The Barn Music Festival will present Ricky Lee, among other performances, various food vendors, a beer tent and even an Art & Activities Tent for the children.
The two day event benefits the Meals On Wheels Association Of America, which is an organization that brings meals to seniors who couldn’t get them otherwise. Any proceeds from the Rock The Barn Music Festival will go straight to the Meals On Wheels Association Of American.
Ricky Lee, who is currently on his “Made In America Tour”, will be making a stop on July 20th at the Rock The Barn Festival. Ricky Lee will be performing with Special Guest, Not Quite Right. The band Not Quite Right has played at the Made In America Store with Ricky Lee before. July 21st, which is themed “Blues Night”, has performances from Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne with his All-Star Bad: Willie Haddath, Robert “Freight Train” Parker, Ray Hangen and Pat Carey. Special Guests to be at the event will be The Hurricanes, Gretchen Shculz and the Morvells, Joe Mahfoud and the Patti Parks Band.
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The two-day music event benefits Meals on Wheels of Western New York. Rock The Barn was conceived in 2005 by Doug when going for a ride with his friend Paul, who had recently bought a track of land on Clarence.
With a small crew, the first Rock the Barn drew about 250 people and raised $4,000. The next five years saw incredible growth in the event, with the Clarence and surrounding communities embracing the fundraiser. In 2010, 2,500 people showed up to see the alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs that headlined the event.
In 2011, Rock The Barn has grown so much that it is now a two day event. Led by Paul Stephen and Noel Dill, a large committee has come together to produce Rock The Barn.
“It’s certainly amazing to see it grow from an idea to a regional success. The two-day music event benefits Meals on Wheels of Western New York!” said a Rock The Barn representative.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest national organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 U.S. states, as well as the U.S. Territories. These local programs are our MOWAA Members.
All told, there are some 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States. These programs provide well over one million meals to seniors who need them each day. Some programs serve meals at congregate locations like senior centers, some programs deliver meals directly to the homes of seniors whose mobility is limited, and many programs provide both services.
While remarkable, the one million meals per day figure underestimates the size and shape of our network and its reach and influence in communities across America. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of seniors who receive meals, there are many thousands of professionals employed at the various local Senior Nutrition Programs across the U.S. More notable than that is the virtual army of volunteers who also "work" for these programs. It is said that this group, numbering between 800,000 and 1.7 million individuals, is the largest volunteer army in the nation.
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