Friday, January 14, 2011

Local Rockers Come Together To Help One Of Their Own

Wanna rock out and help support a great cause at the same time? Then the "JimiSix Rockin For Life" benefit concert is just what you're looking for. Warning: The incredible lineup of local rockers promises to deliver a powerful punch of vocal and guitar power that just might blow the roof off of Bobby McGee's in Chicago Ridge at 10139 S. Harlem Ave. (see map; click flyer image to enlarge it). The fun begins at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 16, (by which time the Bears should have clipped the Seahawks). Doors open at 2:00 p.m. There will be a buffet table, silent auction and raffle drawings. It's all meant to help raise money for local rock legend Jim "JimiSix" Karones. Unemployed, he's in his second round of chemo and radiation treatments, battling Stage IV esophageal cancer. JimiSix is well-known in Chicagoland for his generous work helping others in need, and now it's time to give back to this great man. For more information about Jim, read "The Battle of Jimisix." Here's the schedule: Rough Boyzz 3:10-3:45 Lisa Matthews Band 4:00-4:35 Trainwreck 4:50-5:25 Reckless 5:40-6:15 Five Guys Named Moe 6:30-7:05 Three-Way Split 7:15-7:40 Wonder Years 7:45-8:15 GenHeX 8:25-9:00 All-band jam finale! Admission is $20 per person for buffet meal and entertainment. Advance ticket purchase special: Get two tickets for $35. Advanced ticket orders can also be placed over the phone for the "Jimisix Rockin' for Life"...Jim Karones Benefit. Call: 773-405-0374. Bobby McGee's accepts Visa, Master Card, Discover, and Diners Club International. Also See: Bobby McGee's - Chicago Ridge on Facebook Jim Karones (Jimisix) on Facebook