Jar Jams Ent Veterans Benefit
Nikki Briar, Corevalay, Everything Falls, American Road, Whiskey Crossing, Gathering After Ashes, Mikell's Plot, Crash NY, Arc'd Angel, The Spins, Triple Addiction, Attempted Revenge, World Gone Mad, Dr. Shadow, Dark Knight of the Soul
45 Main Street
Stanhope, NJ, 07874
Doors 12:00 PM (event ends at 11:59 PM)
Jar Jams Entertainment
Veteran's Day Benefit to honor the men and women who have served our country!
A portion of the proceeds will benefit Project Help.
Thousands of veterans and their families suffer and many die every year because they don’t have the most basic necessities available to them. Help us change that.
We have a simple mission:which is to provide supportive services to veterans and their families during difficult times. Many of the veterans we work with are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other disabilities that limits them in many ways.
Many vets are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. Project Help and our partners provide many no cost services that help our heroes over the hurdles of life.
We are currently offering Alternative Therapies for healing to our vets at bargain basement prices. Many teachers of these modalities are joining us in this effort to help our vets.
The Garden State Cowgirl is here to rock your world! A taste of country, a lick of rock is what hot, sassy, country rocker Nikki Briar brings to every performance. She will get your boots stompin and hands clappin, guaranteed!!! Nikki Briar - defined as the East Coast's hardest working female country artist as of 2011, sliding herself into the hearts of fans all over the nation and world! While performing over 220 shows a year, this Jersey Girl clearly has the heart of a country music superstar.
Nikki records and performs in Nashville and has showed people that a Jersey Girl can rock the country music scene as good as any southern bell. She performs all over the tri-state area including Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Massachusetts and is currently planning a West Coast tour. Briar headlined at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and performed with southern rockers BlackBerry Smoke at the Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, NJ. She has opened up for national and international acts such as Tim McGraw, Billy Currington, Parmalee, LoCash, Blackjack Billy, Outshyne, Steven Lee Olson, Meghan Linsey, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and Big Country. She was a 2015 featured artist at the TASTE OF COUNTRY music festival in Hunter, NY.
In 2013, Briar's popular radio single COUNTRY THANG reached country music indie charts and has since been nominated for various awards, including SONG OF THE YEAR, ALBUM OF THE YEAR, and ARTIST OF THE YEAR.
Aside from the impressive amount of performers Briar has worked with and the growth of her popularity in a short period of time, she is a proud army wife who sings the national anthem professionally for various military and charity events, including the annual NYC marathon/triatholon. She is also a cohost on a popular veteran based radio show called PROJECT LIPS, created by HEART SONGS FOR VETERANS founder, Jill Pavel.
NEW RADIO SINGLE ALERT!!! "AIN'T JUST FOR THE BOYS" set to be released July 2015 along with 3 other bonus country rock songs, including BIG RED TRUCK, FREE FROM THE DEMON and NEVER BEEN THE TYPE (TO BRING HOME TO MAMA).
DANCIN IN THE HEADLIGHTS includes 9 songs, 2 of which Briar wrote, is colorful and rockin from one song to the next! "Unknown Soldier" and "Jersey Girl" which Briar wrote along with Nashville songwriter, Mike Kuhl, depict the realness of Briar and her life experiences as a military wife, a patriot, and a proud Garden State Cowgirl!
Nikki Briar's first country album, "A Soldier's Princess", clearly represents the heart of patriotism and the definition of country music. Each song is lyrically captivating and instrumentally unique. Briar's voice will leave you breathless.
As one of the most original and high-energy bands to recently emerge from the northern New Jersey area, Corevalay are quickly making a name for themselves. With a diverse mix of hard rock, metal, pop and hip-hop influences, the band offers something for everyone and is similar to artists like the Deftones, Staind, Alice in Chains, Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and Rage Against the Machine.
Formed by guitarist/vocalist Gerald Vitale, Corevalay has a unique story… After jamming and recording with drummer and Modern Drummer magazine editor Mike Dawson, Vitale decided to leave his comfort zone and expand his sound to new and more challenging styles. This led him to lead vocalist Phil Barbetta who was discovered in an online ad. After exchanging tracks and viewing several YouTube videos Barbetta was brought in to add attitude to Vitale’s vision.
Rising to the challenge of fronting a budding band was no problem for the vocalist whose adversity is an inspiration to all who witness his performance. Despite being confined to a wheelchair because of a condition calledArthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita(AMC), Barbetta’s stellar vocal chops are as impressive as anyone’s on the scene. His style complimented Vitale’s perfectly and enabled him to find the sound he was searching for.
Shortly after coming together Vitale and Barbetta set about to write their own original music. With additional help from guitarist Jason Tremper, they completed their first album This Beautiful Ride. Each song has a unique flavor and showcases the creativity and musicianship of its creators. When the decision to form a live band was made, Dawson became the obvious choice on drums. Bassist AJ was added to the lineup soon after to complete the ensemble.
When witnessing a Corevalay performance one distinct element is apparent, these musicians come to play. With a high-energy and infectious attitude that draws the crowd in, the musicianship of each member keeps them there. Night after night, show after show, Corevalay delivers.
Every member of Corevalay brings a unique, complimentary style that has been forged with many bands and prior performances. Each live show has generated a buzz around the scene that continues to resonate. With very little promotion and exposure Corevalay is gaining fans at a high rate. The word is spreading and they are just getting started.
From the studio to the stage, Corevalay continues to expand their sound and audience, proving that good music has no limitations. Just as the title of their debut album implies, this band is enjoying every minute of this beautiful ride.
With the line between rock and roll and country music being blurred more and more everyday, a new sound has been born. Its been called modern country and has become the one the fastest growing genres in music today. This isn't the country music your parents knew. Modern country takes all the best elements of rock and mixes them with the best of what country offers. Solid drums beats and bass lines, cool guitar licks and solos surrounded by lyrics of life, love, girls, music, growin' up in America and the occasional mention of trucks and horses.
American Road takes the best things in life and puts them to music, with catchy melodies and choruses guaranteed to get stuck in your head….so c'mon, take a ride with your new favorite all original Country Rock band, American Road.
Whiskey Crossing is an upbeat Country band consisting of Tina Marie on lead vocals & tambourine, Andrew Gallagher on lead vocals, guitar and kick drum, Matt Barnes on bass, and Kevin DeFeo on lap steel. They have built a reputation for fun times mixed with great country songs and fun interaction with their audience using comedic, playful banter, making the audience feel a part of the show. They take the stage with classic rock, country and original country/southern rock acoustic style songs written by both Tina and Andrew, sure to get your toes tappin' and hands clappin'! Whiskey Crossing always puts on a fun and unique show, with fantastic acoustic guitar playing, tight rhythmic beats, bass solos, smooth slide guitar and great vocal harmonies.
Gathering After Ashes
“Mikell’s Plot-High Energy Show, is like a freight train out of
Mikell's Plot has been rocking New York and New Jersey for over 15 years. We are one of the best hard rock/punk bands to come our of New Jersey in years. With a punk rock twist, their hard crunching guitar (George Rivera) the unique Max The Sax on Saxophone face pounding bass (Andrew Edick), and ground shaking drums (Michael McCroken) you would wonder how the high power lyrics of Michael O’Connor could survive.
Our Stage - Monster on my Wall #1 & 5 #1 songs on Soundclick
My space - over 8 Million hits.
CD baby.com - Sold Out - Monster on my Wall
Google - Just check us out!
Live radio broadcast 105.7 THE HAWK (streamlined on the Internet
all around the world)
With our classic songs like MONSTER ON MY WALL and GOLDEN WOLF GODDESS, our songs ready to be played for the World. We will continue to rock a show. “
You can rock to them, dance to them, bang your head to them and most important of all you can understand them. Mikell's Plot is not here to fade into the background or be pushed away, we are here to be heard and seen.
Mikell's Plot has played with National and Local acts at many legendary venues. To name a few bands: MOTORHEAD, Monster Magnet, Candlemass, Loudness, Great White, Black 47, Powerman 5000, Paul DiAnno, Night Ranger, The Machine and too many more to name.
With the PLOT set you can now ask yourself...Are YOU ready to rock with MIKELL‘S PLOT?
$15 in advance, $20 in cash at the door.
$5 Food & Beverage Minimum collected in cash at door for ages under 21; Voucher redeemable in restaurant.