Last week New Jersey's musicians stepped up to take care of New Jersey Sandy Victims. I had the honor of hosting two big events that raised significant monies for those New Jersey Victims of Sandy.

Here are some photos from these two great benefits.

Monday night we were at the beautiful Buona Sera Palazzo in Ocean township where Chris and Mike from Buona Sera and their fine staff donated food, drinks, and service so that 100% of all monies donated went to the Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.

Thanks to Pat Guadagno for putting together a who's who list of great NJ musicians and comedians including Bobby Bandiera, Brian Kirk, Vinnie Mad Dog Lopez, Mark Ribler, Matt O'neil, Joe Pettilo, The Candle Brothers and so many more. Together they helped raise close to $40,000.

Thanks to all the musicians who came out and lent their talent, and most of all thank you to the many supporters who came out and donated big for a great cause.

Thursday night it was over to The Strand Theatre in Lakewood to host Marc Ribler & Friends with Gary U.S. Bonds and Southside Johnny. Marc called in some of the best musicians in New Jersey to help lend their voice and music with a portion of the proceeds going to the FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties & Hometown Heros. Both charities have been working overtime in helping those hit hard by Sandy.

The music was awesome and the energy was amazing. Thanks to Marc for allowing me to be a part of it and to all the musicians and fans who came out to support this great event.