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8-7- 2008

CLIFTON, NJ (August 7, 2008) – The Legendary Stone Pony Nightclub will hold a benefit concert for the celebrated non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities), on August 30, 2008, 7:00PM. All proceeds go to helping children fight Autism in schools and communities throughout New Jersey. Ticket Prices are $10.00. Top New Jersey Bands will be performing at the event, including Keith Kenny, Almost There, Smokin’ Aces, Lunar Electric, and the Amber Blues Band.

The benefit concert is sponsored by Pepsi-Cola, Frank’s Pontiac-GMC, The Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Zildjian Cymbals. All donations are 100% tax deductible, and will be used for implementing special needs programs for autistic children in schools and communities throughout New Jersey.

“We are very proud and excited to team up with D.A.D., and help children fight disabilities throughout New Jersey,” says Danni Challender, manager for the Amber Blues Band, and the promoter for the benefit concert.

“The National autism epidemic has increased 172% over the past ten years,” said D.A.D. President-CEO Pat Gesualdo. “New Jersey has the highest autism rate in the country, and the Stone Pony and the Amber Blues Band are great partners in helping us bring our therapy program to as many of these children in New Jersey as possible.”


Drums and Disabilities (D.A.D.),is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit research program. Psychologists, neuroscientists, law enforcement agencies, special needs therapists, child protective service agencies, and teachers in over 15 countries use the D.A.D. Program to help special needs children develop physical and cognitive functioning.

Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and parents join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.

D.A.D. is also the parent company of the Metal Hall of Fame, which holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the Iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame helps to raise funds for D.A.D., which provides free therapy programs for special needs children, adults, and wounded veterans throughout the United States.

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