WATCH: Pat Guadagno and all star cast perform Sometimes We Cry, raising money for Autism Speaks
Saturday night was an incredible night. My man Pat Guadagno put together and incredible line up of musicians for 'A Marvelous Night', paying tribute to Van Morrison while raising money and awareness for a great organization, Autism Speaks.
A portion of the proceeds from the sold-out show went to Autism Speaks, an incredible organization that is leading the world in autism science and advocacy. They are dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.
Check out this line up: Legendary front man Rob Paparozzi (Original Blues Brothers Band, Blood Sweat ‘n Tears) and Master Song Stylist Pat Guadagno (BobFest, The Candle Brothers) were joined by Pam McCoy, Steven Delopoulos (Burlap to Cashmere) Irish Tenor Steve Reilly, Michael Ghegan (Michael Jackson Cirque de Soleil), John Korba, (Hall & Oates, Phoebe Snow, Roseanne Cash) Tom Labella, Joe Bellia & Jillian Rhys McCoy (John Bon Jovi’s Kings of Suburbia).
And to top it all off the memorable evening was highlighted by a surprise visit from ‘the worlds most recorded drummer’ Bernard “Pretty” Purdie.
It's a night I won't soon forget. Pat and everyone involved absolutely knocked it out of the park.
If you would like to donate to Autism Speaks you can do so on their website, but I'd also like to remind you that you can get involved to help as well. Participate in a local walk or event, support their corporate partners, or become an advocate to push for new legislation.