NEW YORK, New York (November 2, 2011). HonorVet.org announced today that ZZ Top Guitarist and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, Billy Gibbons, will join rock star performer and “Celebrity Apprentice” winner, Bret Michaels, and his “Get Your Rock On Tour” with the All-Star line-up that includes Ellis Hall and other special Celebrity guests for the “Unity for Vets” concert on Veterans Day at New York’s NYCB Theatre at Westbury, November 11th.
Produced in partnership with financially transparent rock philanthropy Unityfor.org, the concert will be honoring and supporting America’s veterans and current service members as they raise awareness and funds to finance their dedicated support community for vets.
Proceeds from the concert, leveraging UnityFor.org’s ultra low-cost production costs, will be transparently dedicated to HonorVet.org which will directly finance crucial resources and services instantly available to qualified Veterans, service members, and their families, without the usual red tape.
HonorVet.org is a national 501(c) (3) which was co-founded by two US Marines, Jesse Canella and Jim McCain, who served together in the Al Anbar Province of Iraq. Like so many other of America's returning young Veterans, they found the transition back to civilian life to be very difficult. More profoundly, they saw friends who made it through the toughest battle zones succumb to this hidden battle at home. They decided to continue to serve by committing to do something about it
To be produced at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury, Unity For Vets will feature a combination of musicians, celebrities and veterans in a program mixing music and highlighting both the challenges and triumphs of real Veterans. The experience will be complemented and expanded online with activities and social media campaigns including celebrities and high profile artists.
The theme and message of Unity For Vets will be both sober - focusing a spotlight on the issues and needs of America's Veterans in transitioning to civilian life - and inspirational - giving average Americans a way to help not only with money but with their own time and spirit.
During the course of the event a short ceremony will be produced by multi-Emmy Award-winner LeGrande Green (Oprah) featuring Dr. Brenda Wade (Oprah, The Today Show, CNN, Good Morning America, Essence Magazine). This powerful segment will deliver messages of hope, community and participation.
Performers will supported by the “Unity All Star Band,” comprised of industry pros such as: Anton Fig on Drums (Letterman Band), Mike Visceglia on Bass (Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne), Ellis Hall “The Reverend” on keyboards (Tower of Power), Scott Page on Sax (Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Toto), and music director Martin Guigui on Piano/Hammond B-3 (John Lee Hooker, James Cotton).
The concert will be co-produced by Sunset Pictures and is being sponsored by a growing list of caring corporate citizens such as American Airlines, Anheuser Busch, Hensley Beverage Company, The New York Post, Odeo, Gibson Guitars, Dr. Brenda Wade, ContentX, The Viana Hotel and Spa, Sunset Pictures, and Sand Bag Productions.
HonorVet.org and UnityFor.org are now in discussion with multiple sponsor and media partners in addition to those already committed. Interested parties that want to be part of an event that can launch a movement for healing, growth and celebration of and for America’s very best citizens should contact the Unity For Vets team members listed herein.
Tickets are available at www.livenation.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or the Westbury box office. Tickets are also available at www.ticketmaster.com. Please visit www.unityforvets.org for more info.
HonorVet.org is a non-partisan, registered 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization devoted to giving back to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving our country. HonorVet.org provides transitional, psychological, spiritual, educational, and career support using an interactive-community to serve veterans, service members and their families in a safe and trusted environment.
About UnityFor Foundation
Unity For Foundation is a concert-driven 501c3 dedicated to promoting, funding, and facilitating efforts to help solve major global challenges. We are doing this by co-producing concerts that enable non-profit organizations and individuals to better raise money, share resources, co-promote causes, and realize measurable impact – aspiring to do so in a 100% financially transparent manner. Our premiere concert was at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, March 13, 2010. Most recent unity concert was executive producer support for Harmony-For-Health.org (UnityfortheGulf.org) April 20, 2011, featured Kevin Costner and his band.
For more information call:
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