Zelienople, PA (PRWEB) June 07, 2013
The idea of music as a source of healing and coming together as a community rings true in this small town nestled outside of Pittsburgh. And, for The Strand Theater and this weekend’s headlining show, Ricky Nelson Remembered Featuring Matthew & Gunnar Nelson, working together to help another American town so in need of help, it’s just one avenue of helping the devastated Moore, Okla., tornado victims.
When American Red Cross volunteers fled to Oklahoma after the second round of twisters hit the Oklahoma City area, The Strand Theatre called Matthew and Gunnar’s management asking for ways his theatre could help. To assist in these vital relief efforts, the Strand Theater will donate a portion of the ticket sales from its Ricky Nelson Remembered concerts (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) on Saturday, June 8 to Red Cross disaster relief.
Tickets are $25 to $35 for reserve seating. Additionally, Matthew and Gunnar have donated an autographed guitar and a private dinner at Herbe’s Z-Town Café for themselves and two guests; both items will be auctioned online at TheStrandTheater.org until 6 p.m. Friday. All proceeds from these auctions will be donated to the Red Cross and its relief efforts in Oklahoma. Donations for the Red Cross will also be accepted at the event.
“Music heals, music has power,” Matthew Nelson said. “We want the Oklahoma communities to know that we care about them, but we also want to let the people in Zelienople know that this show is a chance for them to feel something amazing. It’s a celebration.”
Matthew and Gunnar, twin sons of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and one of history’s biggest selling musical artists, Ricky Nelson, are also grandsons to radio and television icons, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson. The Nelson family is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family in history to have three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers. Visit RickyNelsonRemembered.com for additional tour dates.