Local amateur musicians to raise money for a great cause.
On Friday, May 29, 2015, five acts will take to the stage at Dominion House to raise an estimated $10,000 for people with physical disabilities at the Rock for Dimes battle of the bands fundraiser. This is the fourth year the event has been held in Windsor.
Lawrence Hank, Atmora, Bear Patrol, Loving Margot and Know Vacancy will do battle at the event in front of judges, Eyes on Windsor founder Eric Bonnici, Candice Dennis, Marketing Director for 100.7 CoOL FM, Caesar’s Windsor Entertainment Director Tim Trombley, and Jeff Burrows of Tea Party Band. J Stevens of 100.7 CoOL FM will be the evening’s emcee.
The competition this year will be even stronger, as the winning band will be invited to perform at Windsor's Fork and Cork Festival in July, attended by over 20,000 people!
All proceeds benefit March of Dimes Canada’s programs for children and adults with disabilities.
"We’re very excited to be holding this event again in Windsor," says Mary Lynne Stewart, Director of Fund Development and Communications. “It keeps growing each year, and we know this year will be our biggest success yet!”
Rock for Dimes is part of a series of fundraisers held across Canada. Since its inception in 2005, the event has raised over $1.2million.
Sponsors include The Dominion House, Caesars Casino, Eyes on Windsor, Fork & Cork Festival, Mike Kovaliv Photography, Automax, media sponsor 100.7 COOL-FM and national sponsors Agency 59, Long and McQuade Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund, Sun Media, Airgo and Vantage Mobility (VMI).
Doors will open at 7:00pm on Friday, May 29 at Dominion House, located at 3140 Sandwich Street. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $15 per person. For more information or to order tickets online visit www.rockfordimes.ca/windsor or call 416-425-3463 ext. 7379.