BillingTree RockBlock returns to Phoenix Sat., Nov. 5, 5:30 pm, bringing a high energy lineup of classic rock favorites REO Speedwagon, the voice of BOSTON Fran Cosmo and Rossmore, who are led by a powerhouse of movie moguls including Bill Fay whose credits range from Independence Day to the Hangover movies.
CityScape, downtown Phoenix, Central Avenue from Washington to Jefferson takes over as the new venue for this annual charity rock festival, presented by Phoenix-based BillingTree, The Arizona Republic, 12 News and azcentral.com to kick-off the “Season For Sharing” campaign. R Entertainment is again producing this high profile community event. Plus, fans will get satisfaction knowing 100% of ALL ticket monies (the entire $20 or $100 ticket amount) goes to local Valley charities through the “Season For Sharing” annual fund raising drive.
“This is the third BillingTree RockBlock and our first time as the kick-off event for Arizona Republic and 12 News annual holiday fundraising drive – Season For Sharing, and at the fantastic new CityScape venue,” said Dan Willis of Phoenix-based BillingTree’s Board of Directors. “The concert and festival atmosphere has grown every year and we couldn’t be happier to have legendary acts whose music resonates across generations. At BillingTree, we love music, we love to give, and we love to have a good time – we will continue to host and grow BillingTree RockBlock because as our slogan says We Give A Jam.”
Season for Sharing is The Arizona Republic and 12 News annual holiday fundraising drive. Through an eight-week news, editorial, direct mail and ad campaign, readers and viewers are encouraged to donate to Season for Sharing to help health and human service agencies in Arizona. Donations are matched through the Gannett Foundation and 100% of donations, plus the match, are distributed to local agencies that help at-risk children and families, improve educational skills, help domestic-violence victims and serve the elderly.
Last year, 137 agencies received $2.66 million, more than $46 million since the program began in 1993. In addition to creating community resources, the program increases awareness about social issues. Many of the agencies experience an influx of volunteers and donated goods during the campaign.
BIG TICKET VALUES. BillingTree RockBlock tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 19 here or call 1.866.977.6849. General admission is $20 or $25 the day of at the gate. The $100 VIP ticket is a complete package that includes admission in the skyboxes above Central Avenue, dinner and drinks. Doors open at 5:30pm.