As the tragic stories from the hurricane hit the airwaves Music Power NY Founder, Greg Jagenburg, a world champion swimmer and Long Islander, said, “We need a miracle! What is the purpose of a charitable foundation if we do nothing to help these people living in our back yard? They give us a reason to do this concert, but we need help in making this night a success as we cannot do it alone.” The event comes alive with some of the greatest musical talent together in one show. This Music of the Night features Billy Joel’s music with Michael DelGuidice and the band Big Shot, with legendary Billy Joel band guitarist, Tommy Byrnes. Also performing is the sensational Broadway star Ciarán Sheehan (Phantom of the Opera) with Sarah Pfisterer. Sinatra artist Charles Gange with one of America’s hottest new stars Beau Badrick, recently signed by Lady Gaga's producers will add yet more variety. Long time singer Prentiss McNeil who toured with The Drifters for 27 years will make a special guest appearance. McNeil played on the road with The Drifters with hit songs such as: "Stand By Me," "Up on the Roof," and "Some Kind of Wonderful." More talent will be announced as the list grows.
There are only 2,000 seats available for this star-studded event. Jagenburg turned to his friend Ray Negron, for help. Negron is New York Yankees Special Advisor to the late New York Yankees owner, George Steinbrenner, and he is also a three-time New York Times best-selling author. To make this Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert one that people will never forget, Negron who is deeply rooted in community service is generously donating all royalties for the month of November from his book Yankee Miracles, to help those in immediate need of assistance. The book and his famed children’s books will be available at the event. Negron said, “We need sponsor help desperately to make this event a bigger success. We are asking that people support this event and rally behind a most serious cause to help the people of Long Island who frantically need it in terms of food, clothing, and whatever else we can help with by raising enough money through tickets and raffles. Now is the time for us to feel an urgency to stick together as one.”
Two major foundations will play a very important role in assisting those in need, The Dominican Sisters of Sparkill who focus on those in need including the sick, the hungry, the elderly and the oppressed along with Island Harvest, the largest hunger relief organization on Long Island. Executive Director of Music Power NY Professor William O'Connell, said, "The stars are aligning to come together to serve our communities and students here on the island, but we need the help of people to make this cause one we will never forget as the list of talent for this concert will grow in the next ten days and we will be announcing more stars who will be assisting us."
Visit http://www.musicpowerny.com and enter to win a Toyota Camry donated by Penn Toyota in Greenville, NY, a baby grand piano, a Yankee Dream Visit for our and vacation getaways all donated for the cause! Your donation tickets are available through Ticketmaster Music Power NY website.
For those who cannot attend the concert you will still be able to purchase a raffle ticket for the giveaways and you do not need to be present to win. Music Power NY has online purchase power on their website to make your donation count.
You do not have to be present to help. Music Power NY is also seeking donations on their website www.musicpowerny.com which will go directly to aid in the cause.
For more event info:
Beau Badrick: http://www.beaubadrick.com
Music Power NY: http://www.musicpowerny.com
Trod Nossel Studios: http://www.trodnossel.com
Miracle Concerts: http://www.miracleconcerts.com