Wednesday, April 6, 2011

We the Kings to headline Rock Out for a Cause

We the Kings, Bradenton’s hometown band with a national following, bring their considerable musical chops and star power to Rock Out for a Cause.

Variously described as a pop-rock or punk-rock band, We the Kings struck platinum in 2010 with their million selling single “Check Yes Juliet.”

They are the best known of six very good bands scheduled to perform starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday on the campus of Lakewood Ranch High School.

But the concert won’t be just about the music.

It is also about charitable causes and a desire to make a difference locally and globally.

Taking Back Lives and Lakewood Ranch Key Club are co-hosting the event which benefits six charities.

Among so many needs and deserving charities, the key was to focus on the causes that were most important to students, said Mandy Kersey, Key Club advisor.

They selected Food Bank of Manatee, Family Network on Disabilities, Manatee Glens, Honor Animal Rescue, and Solve Maternity Homes.

Some of the students knew someone who has been in a difficult situation because of a pregnancy, and wanted to support Solve Maternity Homes. Too many knew of friends who had psychological problems or who contemplated suicide, and appreciated the mental health programs offered by Manatee Glens, Kersey said.

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For more about We the Kings, read Wade Tatangelo's story:

For more, see Thursday's Herald.


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