A benefit for the victims of Superstorm Sandy, featuring The PettyBreakers and very special guests, will take place Sunday, Jan. 6, at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
The event will include both a silent and live auction along with a three-hour concert by “The PettyBreakers,” a well-known tribute band to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.
“We wanted to do something to help those who have lost their homes and livelihood due to Sandy. This is something we’ve wanted to do since Sandy hit the East Coast, so now we’re gearing up and ready to rock!” says Ozzie Mancinelli, who fronts the band. We have called on some of our musician friends to come out and join us to raise money for the Red Cross’ efforts and it’s shaping up to be a great evening.”
Slated to appear are Jesse Valenzuela of the Gin Blossoms, Eve Selis, Keith Scott (guitarist for Bryan Adams) and bassist Ron Blair from the Heartbreakers will be joining the band onstage for several songs.
“We are really thrilled to have a member of the original Heartbreakers playing with us on this gig and it’s a tribute to all these guys that are willing to help us raise money for this cause,” notes PettyBreakers guitarist and Solana Beach resident John McAllister. Also performing will be noted guitarist Joe Bonamassa.
General admission tickets are on sale now for $25. Tickets purchased at the door will be $27 with a few preferred seats available for $40. One hundred percent of the proceeds will donated to the Red Cross.
For more information: 858-481-8140: www.bellyuptavern.com. The Belly Up is located at 143 S. Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, 92075.