Rock 4 Autism Moves Locations, Reveals Schedule For 2015 Event

101b1e5f2e717ca3e2ce9c5643b277bdI'm always honored to feature news of this annual benefit here on the blog.  April is Autism Awareness Month, and the organizers have worked hard the last several years to do their part with a fundraiser built around great tunes and good works.

Good news for folks who live near me (or really, anybody not up near the North Shore).  Past years have seen this benefit in Lincolnshire and Evanston (both are kind of a haul), but the 7th annual event takes on a more central location, and one that's been generating a lot of buzz: Berwyn's music incubator Wire.  It will take place on Sunday, April 19 2015.

Mr. Blotto and Blotto family are the main musical attraction, with two full sets and a family friendly Sunday timeslot.  Looking at the lineup, featuring Johnny V, A Bloke Named Smokey, October Road and artist-at-large Eric Lambert, you'd be tempted to think of the side stage at a Blottopia or Hotel Blotto.  It'll surely have a bit of festival feel, with food cooked on site by the incredible Big Guys Sausage Stand and plenty of kid-friendly extra-curriculars.

Advance tickets are available via the event's website.  There is a $25 donation.  As a lover of music and the uncle of an extraordinary nephew with autism, I urge you to please consider supporting this extremely worthy cause.

Here's the complete lineup and schedule of events.

12:00-12:30 Jay Vonn

12:40- 1:15 October Road

1:30 to 2:20 A Bloke Named Smokey

2:35 to 3:20 Johnny V & the Killer Bees

3:35 to 4:45 Mr. Blotto Set 1

4:45 to 5:05 break

5:05 to 6:15 Mr. Blotto Set 2

Proeeds from this year's benefit go towards The Bancroft School.

The Bancroft School believes every student should be given the opportunity to reach his or her full potential. The Bancroft School has been in existence for 14 years, expanding from a single class of two students to a full school of fifty students.

The Bancroft School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit school certified by the Illinois State Board of Education as a non-public special education school that services children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, PDD-NOS, emotional/behavioral disorders, specific learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and other health impairments.

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