Legendary Rocker Ted Nugent Supports M.R.C.
Promotion of May 26 Benefit Concert Includes Appearance on Z-92
OMAHA – What began as a Memorial Day fund-raiser for children who’ve lost parents to combat in Iraq and Afghanistan has caught the attention of legendary rocker Ted Nugent.
Upon learning of the May 26 benefit concert organized by Matt’s Rocket Collection, Nugent quickly agreed to not only provide signed memorabilia as raffle items, but also vocally support the event.
Nugent will join M.R.C. in promoting the event tomorrow on Z-92’s “Todd-n-Tyler Show” at 10 a.m.
Nugent also voiced promos airing on a number of Omaha radio stations.
Visit www.mattsrocketcollection.com to hear Nugent’s spirited endorsement of M.R.C.’s event this Saturday.
That’s just part of the buzz that has built for Saturday’s show, which will be held at the Velvet Lounge, 76th and Cass streets.
A number of local retailers have stepped up to show their support for this extremely worthwhile cause. Russo’s Guitar Center has donated a Fender Stratocaster guitar, which will be raffled off on Saturday. Other raffle items available at Saturday’s benefit concert include Omaha Beef tickets and Subway restaurant gift cards.
M.R.C.’s debut album, And There Was Rock, will also be available Saturday at the Velvet Lounge with proceeds going to the scholarship. Tracks include “All The People Say,” “Omaha Rock and Roll,” “Go Juice and Vodka” and the title track, “And There Was Rock.”
On Saturday M.R.C. will pull out their blistering performances of “Thunderstruck” and “Whole Lotta Rosie” as part of their AC/DC Salute to the Troops.
All donations accepted will be donated to American Legion Post #1 in Omaha, which will ensure proceeds fund college scholarships for children who’ve lost their parents serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Music fans and those looking to support the scholarship program will receive the following based on donations made at the door:
• $10 donation: one raffle ticket
• $15 donation: free M.R.C. CD and one raffle ticket
• $20 donation: free M.R.C. CD, a Subway gift card, 96.1 FM The Brew collectibles and one raffle ticket
• $30 donation: free M.R.C. CD, Subway gift card, 96.1 FM The Brew collectibles, free Omaha Beef tickets, $5 coupon for the bar and one raffle ticket
Items for the raffle include:
• Autographed Fender Affinity Strat Guitar, courtesy of Russo’s Guitar Center
• Autographed Ted Nugent guitar picks
• Autographed Ted Nugent collectible hunting posters
• Concert tickets/backstage passes to a Ted Nugent concert
• Autographed Ted Nugent hunting magazines
• Autographed Ted Nugent NYPD baseball cap
• Autographed Omaha Beef game ball
M.R.C. will headline the May 26 fundraiser with a full night of music, songs off of their new album and a special M.R.C. AC/DC Salute to the Troops. More giveaways and a motorcycle show are part of activities earlier in the day on May 26. Visit www.mattsrocketcollection.com for more details.
Bike Poker Run
The event will also include a poker run with prizes for best in show and best hand. Dual check-ins for the poker run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at either the Velvet Lounge or Cabella’s (with an 8 a.m. show/shine contest). The 112-mile run includes stops at Rusty Rooster in Yutan, Stacks Bar in Springfield and at the Double Down in Plattsmouth. The run finishes at the Velvet Lounge at 7:30 p.m.
Special Thanks To:
Russo’s Guitar Center (114th Street and West Dodge Road)
Subway Restaurant (50th Street and Underwood Avenue)
Omaha City Weekly
The band features Matt Tompkins (rhythm guitar, vocals), The mean old bastard (lead guitar, vocals), Ben Tompkins (drums) and MMFP (bass, vocals).
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