When Edison native and current Staten Island resident Rich Wardlow saw the devastation of Sandy first-hand, he began thinking of ways he could help.

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Almost immediately, the musician started laying the groundwork for a music gala to raise money for the storm victims.

"So that's basically what actually kicked this all off was seeing that. We've never seen anything like this in our area."

The event is called "Musician Unite - Where Rock n Roll Meets Drum And Bugle Corps." It takes place on April 13th at Hunterdon Central Regional High School from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The all day concert features more than 15 performing groups, including the World Famous Gashouse Gang and The Nerds. There will be a food, vendors and an outdoor flea market.

Most importantly, all proceeds will go to the Salvation Army Sandy Relief Fund. Admission is $15 for anybody over the age of 12 years old.

"It's one of the most important things to actually help your neighbors," Wardlow said.

Wardlow says the response has been overwhelming, and especially credits the help of the event organizers including:

  • Danny Mecca
  • Iggy
  • Andy Grilk
  • Oliver Polanco
  • Kim Mulvaney

"It needs to stay focused cause this devastation is going to go on for years," Wardlow explained.

The event is designed for all ages and fans of all music genres, and all in the spirit of giving back to Sandy's victims.

"We need to continue on, and just simply help. That's all we need to do is help each other."

Details can be on the event website and their Facebook page.

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