AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Honoring Rick Engler
Working together the Hard Rock and the Cancer Caring Center have created the Pittsburgh Rock'N Roll Hall of Fame. Each year an influential member of the Pittsburgh rock scene will be honored with an induction ceremony and a plaque that will be mounted at the Hard Rock Cafe.
The Pittsburgh Rock'N Roll All Stars will perform including Donnie Iris, B.E. Taylor, Joe Grushecky, Scott Blasey, Hermie Granati, Rick Witkowski, Joffo Simons, and Art Nardini.
Joel Peresman, President and CEO, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, will present the award to Rich. A video retrospective of Rich's career with congratulation messages from rock celebrities and music industry execs will be show. Steve Hanson and Sean McDowell of WDVE will emcee the event.
Proceeds will go to the Cancer Caring Center who has provided free services to cancer patients and their families for 25 years. Services include 19 neighborhood support sites, individual counseling, a food bank, art and journaling therapy, “Live Well with Cancer” programs and much more. Information is available at Cancercaring.org
A silent auction for autographed rock memorabilia will be held. There will be items from YES, KANSAS, Graham Nash, Joe Walsh, Justin Hayward-Moody Blues. Other items include a personal guided tour of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Larrimor’s $500 gift certificate, Stage AE and other concert tickets. Participants can also bid on catered a dinner party for 10 at their home with Cindy and Rich Engler.
General admission tickets are $150 for the show that begins at 6:30.
V.IP. tickets for a cocktail reception at 5:30 are $200.
Other sponsors of the event include
UPMC/UPMC Health Plan – title sponsors
Young Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation