Getcha’ pull! The very first RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event and concert is set to take place at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom (570 Jernee Mill Rd, Sayreville) on Saturday, August 26, 2017. Doors will open at 12:00pm sharp and tickets are on sale now for just $25 for a full day of fun for all ages! Day of show tickets will go up to $30, so get your tickets now here at the discounted price!
VIP packages are available, and include a ticket to RIDE FOR DIME East Coast, VIP laminate, admission to the pre-party at Dingbatz which includes complimentary beverages for VIPs. VIPs will also receive a RIDE FOR DIME East Coast Tri-State chapter EVENT t-shirt. VIP packages including all of the previously listed benefits are $100.
RIDE FOR DIME‘s special guest hosts will include comedian Don Jamieson, heavy metal personalities and reality stars Adam Poch, Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo and Natalie Jansen, alt-model and TV personality Marilyn Mansfield, and the return of Mistress Juliya!
The concert portion of the event will feature tri-state talents Thy Will Be Done, the first performance of Silvertomb (featuring members of Type O Negative, Danzig and Agnostic Front), Frost Coalition (featuring members of Danzig and Savatage), Black Water Rising, Ikillya, Alekhine’s Gun (featuring Orange Is The New Black star Jessica Pimentel), Hammerfight, Lethal Affection, Negative Sky, Common Wealth, Throwdown Syndicate, Kalopsia, Whiskey Time Machine, Palaceburn, Apparition and Enigma Machine.
The night will also include an All-Star Jam featuring John DeServio (Black Label Society), Johnny Kelly (Type O Negative, Danzig, A Pale Horse Named Death), Bob Pantella (Monster Magnet), Marc Rizzo (Soulfly), Stickman (Fury of Five), Mike Lepond (Symphony X) John Outcalt (God Forbid), Corey Pierce (God Forbid), Jack Frost (Savatage, Seven Witches, Lizzy Borden), Ken Dubman (Prophet), Jennifer “Jenncity” Arroyo (Kittie, Suicide City), Alan Tecchio (Seven Witches, Watchtower, Hades), Jay Waterman (Thy Will Be Done), and more.
An auction will take place and will feature items including gift certificates to restaurants of celebrity chef Chris Santos, and merchandise items from Hatebreed, All That Remains, Lamb of God, art from Marilyn Mansfield and Joey James, and others. More auction items will be added up until the event.
RIDE FOR DIME organizer and God Forbid drummer Corey Pierce shares his thoughts: “I feel honored to be surrounded by talented and caring people who love music and who loved Darryl as a musician, but also loved what he stood for throughout his life. This event is a step in strengthening the metal family while showing our admiration and respect for one of metals greatest legends and I am so happy to be a part of it.”
Alekhine’s Gun frontwoman and Orange Is The New Black star Jessica Pimentel says:“We are honored to be a part of this wonderful evening – so much so that we broke our hiatus to participate in raising money and awareness for these great charities, especially MusiCares who helped us out after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy ruined our music equipment and studio. We look forward to enjoying all the bands and fans and having a great time. Getcha’ pull for Dimebag Darrell!”
Former Type O Negative and current Danzig drummer Johnny Kelly adds: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the upcoming RIDE FOR DIME show! I’ve had the privilege of playing at other RFD shows in the past, but getting to do it in my hometown will be even more fun! It’s all for a good cause and I’m always happy to be a part of anything that helps preserve Dime’s legacy.”
Black Label Society bassist John DeServio adds: “I’m honored to be involved in the RIDE FOR DIME this year! Dime impacted the world, and it’s up to us to keep his memory alive. God bless The Dimebag. He was definitely one of a kind.”
Proceeds will go to two major non-profit charities: MusiCares, established by the Recording Academy in 1989 and dedicated to providing confidential emergency health and human services and addition recovery to music people in need, and Marines Care, a charity founded in memory of LCPL Chris Cosgove III, providing benevolent assistance to wounded military members, those on active duty, and veterans nationwide, plus their families.
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