Metro Denver Partners Presents: Rock For Youth!
Rock for Youth!, The Cut
Second Bell, The Humbuckers, MC'd by Stephanie McHugh (Standup Comedian and Radio Personality), El Problemo
1578 South Broadway
Denver, CO, 80210
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Rock for Youth!
BENEFITING LOCAL KIDS AND YOUNG ADULTS
Because each child deserves a future of limitless possibility
All young people have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society. However, not all children and young adults get the support they need to thrive. Metro Denver Partners has been working in the community since 1968 to encourage Denver area youth to pursue brighter futures through mentoring, and began working in gang intervention and prevention in 1991 with our Gang Rescue And Support Program (GRASP).
Whether it's talking through a family issue or just hanging out together – mentors can give a youth the support, advice, and friendship that makes a real difference in their lives.
Partners matches youth ages 8-17 with an adult, volunteer mentor. Each adult volunteer is thoroughly screened using a criminal background check, driving record review, proof of car insurance and driver’s license, four personal references, and an intensive personal interview and training process.
Partners provides support to youth and mentors, and also helps families access vital community resources.
Gang Intervention and Prevention
GRASP is successfully helping youth struggling with gang issues. Staff guide the young people in bringing positive changes to their lives. The staff is comprised of former gang members and people who have been personally impacted by gang violence.
GRASP provides weekly group sessions that cover topics such as civil rights, healthy relationships, cultural significance, and coping with anger and grief. This program also provides tattoo removal in exchange for community service. GRASP offers positive alternative activities, such as sweat lodge visits, dances, and snowboarding trips.
Denver based rock band The Cut features a talented group of musicians doing what they love best - creating unique and lively performances and musical inspirations. Blues, Funk, Rock, Jazz...all in the mix and the launchpad for The Cut.
The rock band, Second Bell, began performing in 2006, drawn together by their shared talent, their love of music and their desire to ensure that musical education would survive and thrive in the Denver Public School attended by their children. All engagement fees earned by Second Bell are donated to the music program of Southmoor Elementary School, in support of the music curriculum and extra-curricular music programs. Band members also serve as staff and volunteer music instructors in the school.
Second Bell delivers rock-the-house entertainment for a wide variety of civic and social events, while enhancing the education of hundreds of young musicians.
One of Denver’s best live bands, The Humbuckers never fail to get people up and dancing. With more than 25 shows under their belt at Herman’s Hideaway, The Humbuckers are road-tested Rock and Rollers with a high-octane set list and a V-8 delivery.
“They sound like the mix on my ipod” is a frequent comment you hear after seeing a Humbuckers show. They seamlessly roll The Doors into Springsteen, followed by a medley of Tom Petty meets Nirvana meets REM. Set lists comprised of Weezer, Radio Head, My Morning Jacket, Foo Fighters, Grand Funk Railroad, The Eagles and Van Morrison are typical.
The Humbuckers bridge musical eras from the 60s into the 21st Century to build a crescendo of classic rock. There is no “I” in The Humbuckers, only “We.” Four musicians dedicated to playing music they are passionate about.
Lea guitarist Chuck Montera draws his influence from rock from the 70s and 80s. He also loves punk, metal and 80s/90s grunge but appreciates music with pop hooks and loves jazz from the late 40's to early 60s.
Drummer Joe Militello and rhythm guitarist Bruce Freeman – buddies for over 25 years. From Rome, NY, Joe used to run the same streets as his hero Bruce Springsteen. In fact, it was their mutual love of “The Boss” that bonded their friendship.
Bass player extraordinaire George Simpson is the musical glue that bonds the band together. Propelled by George’s infectious grooves, a Humbuckers show is a celebration of good times and good music.
So next time you’re in Denver, stop by Herman’s Hideaway on south Broadway. You may be lucky enough to catch a Humbuckers show and maybe even share a beer or three with the band.
MC'd by Stephanie McHugh (Standup Comedian and Radio Personality)
Stephanie McHugh’s wit and charm has made her a regular in the Denver comedy scene. She kept radio listeners laughing with her daily mishaps on the Steve and Stephanie Morning Show on KOOL 105.
This fall she will be on the TV show, "NickMom Night Out”. She was also on Nick at Nite's TV Show "America's Funniest Mom" which won her praise from celebrity judge Rosanne Barr.
After doing comedy less than a year, Steph won a trip to the Las Vegas Comedy Festival as a finalist in the Laugh Across America Contest. She went on to win the 2nd annual Summer Comedy Contest at Wits End Comedy Club. Stephanie hasn’t looked back since, as she continues to entertain audiences across the country.
Her kids love the fact their mom is a stand up comic and radio personality as long as no one they know is around to hear it.
El Problemo is flavoring the Denver music scene with original Rock, Americana, Folk-Rock, Alt-Country seasoning. El Problemo is Greg Morgan – guitar/vocals, Dan Miles – bass, Lonnie Ray – drums and Bruce Freeman – guitar/vocals.
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