Rock for Relief 3 Belleville at the Empire Theatre - A Hurricane Sandy-USA Benefit Concert

Hurricane Sandy swept across New Jersey and New York City about 2 weeks ago, the idea of holding a benefit concert at The Empire Theatre in support of those effected by the superstorm came suddenly.

Belleville musicians Mark Rashotte and Andie Forgie of All You Need Is Love will host Rock For Relief 3 on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. at The Empire Theatre in Belleville.

The night will feature Bruce Springsteen's hits and rock & roll classics inspired by the music of the Jersey Shore and The Big Apple, all to raise funds in support of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

In addition to All You Need Is Love, the concert will feature local bands The Far Side, Big Black Smoke, Ed’s Garage and Centennial Secondary School Choir (under the direction of Dave Reed) performing songs by Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, Dion, The Drifters, South Side Johnny, The Isley Brothers and more.

“We hope to raise $10,000 that night and all the proceeds will be distributed by the Canadian Red Cross to the Hurricane Sandy USA relief effort,” said Forgie.

Tickets are $20 and will be on sale this Thursday at The Empire box office or online at www.theempiretheatre.com .

The event will be the third such relief concert — the first in support victims of the Tsunami in Indonesia in 2009 and in 2010 for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, noted Forgie. To help reach the musicians' $10,000 goal on Nov. 22, Rashotte has decided to put one of his collectables, a framed drawing showing Springsteen at work and signed by 'The Boss' himself, up for auction during the intermission.

Proceeds will be distributed by the Canadian Red Cross to the Hurricane Sandy USA relief effort. Come out and help raise funds while raising the roof with a great night of rock & roll.

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