Seasonal Special Happenings

Charity Concert

When: Thu., June 18 2015

For the past decade, LOPen Charity Events have done some serious fundraising. The folks there have raised close to $1,000,000 for kids with Cancer at Akron Children’s Hospital. Funds help with alls sorts of things, including transportation, funeral expenses, cancer research and the “expansion of the bone marrow transplant program.” This weekend, the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park hosts a weekend-long charity event. Lilian Garcia, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) personality and host of Monday Night Raw, performs at 9 tonight. Also tonight, hair metal holdover Kip Winger performs at 7:30 p.m. the Hard Rock’s Club Velvet. Tomorrow at 5:30, there's a Celebrity Chef Dinner followed by a concert featuring the band Brother Trouble. Then, on Saturday, Lou Gramm, the former singer in Foreigner, and classic rocker Starship perform. The VIP package includes a private pre-party with ’80s actor/rap legend rapper Tone Loc and a chance to meet Super Bowl MVP's Mark Rypien and Jim McMahon, Cy Young Award Winner Bret Saberhagen, World Boxing Champ Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini, hockey hall-of-famer Grant Fuhr, pro wrestler/actor Ted Dibiase, Jr., Browns legend Bernie Kosar and many more! An after-party event features American Pie's Thomas Nicholas. The VIP events start at 5:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $25 to $200. (Niesel)

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