The Marty Lyons Foundation will host a benefit rock concert featuring Billy Joel’s original band, The Lords of 52nd Street. Opening for the band will be Long Island’s own legendary comedian, Bob Nelson. Also appearing will be singer/songwriter, Lisa Itts. The concert will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tilles Center for Performing Arts, 720 Northern Blvd. in Brookville.
“This rock concert, which is the first of its kind for the foundation, promises to be a fun-filled evening of musical entertainment and laughter,” said Marty Lyons, founder of the Marty Lyons Foundation. “As all of us at the foundation look forward to granting the wishes of as many children diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses as possible in the months ahead we thank our friends for supporting this event and our mission of over 37 years.”
Lyons is a former NFL star for the New York Jets and a member of the legendary New York Sack Exchange. He experienced three life-changing events that led him to establish the nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children suffering terminal or life-threatening illnesses, ages 3 to 17. It is unique among wish-granting organizations in that it provides a first wish and will consider a second wish for children who fall out of remission or are facing more battles with their illnesses. The foundation has granted the special wishes of more than 7,600 children since its inception in 1982.
Tickets to The Lords of 52nd Street rock concert are available through the Marty Lyons Foundation website at www.martylyonsfoundation.org events and cost $50, $75 and $150 for VIP, which includes a pre-show VIP cocktail hour and meet and greet. Event sponsorships are available. Contact Kenny Zore for details at 631-543-9474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about the Marty Lyons Foundation, visit www.martylyonsfoundation.org.