There’s no word yet on who the “Friends” will be, but Bobby Bandiera & Friends will present the eighth show in their Hope Concert series at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, Dec. 23.
Proceeds will go to 180 Turning Lives Around (which provides services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault), the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group, and the Red Bank Borough Middle School’s new arts initiative (in collaboration with the Basie) to bring the arts to every child.
Tickets, priced from $50 to $500, go on sale Oct. 2 at noon, via TheBasie.org, (732) 842-9000 and the Basie box office at 99 Monmouth St.
“Being in a community — one that I feel is a good community — so many people contribute in their own way,” said Bandiera in a press release. “I like to help out as much as I can, with anything that may need the attention of a benefit. Whether it be (past Hope beneficiaries) the Parker Clinic, ALS awareness, the Cancer Institute … this time around, we have three more worthy candidates in need of funding and awareness.”
Performers at past Hope Concerts have included Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny, Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem, Gary U.S. Bonds and Nicole Atkins.