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Over The Bridge: Plymouth Fundraiser to Feature Rock and Roll Memorabilia

Filed in Arts, NEWS HEADLINES by on February 14, 2018 0 Comments • views: 370

PLYMOUTH, MA – New local non-profit Plymouth Rocks, Inc. will be hosting its first fundraiser Friday, April 6 at 7:30 pm at the Memorial Hall Blue Room in Plymouth. The event will feature a pop-up museum showcasing the David Bieber Archives, one of the largest collections of rock-and-roll and film memorabilia in New England. Attendees will be able to enter raffles and a silent auction for items such as concert tickets, collectible posters and signed guitars. Food for the gala will be provided by local Plymouth favorite Farms to Forks, drinks will be served by The Pour Guys, and special guest DJs, including Cha-Chi from Breakfast with the Beatles, will be spinning all night. Proceeds will go toward funding an even greater event – The Plymouth Rocks Film and Music Festival, slated for October 2018, which will benefit local school music programs.

“Anyone who loves music and film will love this fundraiser, ” says Plymouth Rocks Executive Director Mike Gioscia. “David has been building this collection for 40 years, from his days at WBCN, the Boston Phoenix and WFNX, right through his current gig as curator for the Verb Hotel in Boston. He has items from Aerosmith, The J Geils Band, The Cars, and many other amazing bits of history. It’ll be a fantastic show.”

Gioscia, a former DJ at WFNX and current air talent at WZLX, started Plymouth Rocks with a group of local friends in the film and music industry, including Mars Records owner Tim Downie. The team recognized an opportunity to bring more music and film to Plymouth, including a signature festival happening in October 2018. “Many people in this area are passionate about music and film, but want a more convenient alternative than going to Boston,” explained Gioscia. “It’s our intent to enhance the cultural scene here with a range of exciting and memorable events. We also hope to give proceeds to local school programs and involve local artists, businesses, volunteers….just make it a great community centered thing.”

The non-profit is hoping to raise money to kick off its first annual film and music festival in great form. “It will be Halloween themed and feature some one-of-a-kind experiences in music and film,” says Music Director Tim Downie. “We want people to have an amazing time and support local music programs with the proceeds, but we need a little help to get it all rolling and bring in some great acts.”

Tickets for the fundraiser will be $50 in advance or at the door. There will be limited $125 VIP tickets which will include a personal tour of the museum with David Bieber before opening to the public, an open bar, and a special edition Plymouth Rocks T-Shirt. Space is limited. For more information and ticket info, check out plymouthrocksevents.org, or Plymouth Rocks on Facebook.

Plymouth Rocks is a non-profit organization that produces live music and film events in Plymouth, MA that takes pride in delivering exciting, interactive and memorable cultural experiences, from small shows in intimate venues to the annual  Plymouth Rocks Festival.

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