Re-Do AC benefit concert raises money through music - NBC40.net

Re-Do AC benefit concert raises money through music

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Musicians are coming from near and far to take part in the Re-Do AC music festival.

The three day event will feature bands of all genres and will help to raise money for local organizations impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

It is nearly music around the clock at Le Grand Fromage in Atlantic City and organizers say the event will feature close to 100 acts over a three day span.

Money raised from the benefit will go to the Brigantine Mammal Stranding Center and the Ocean City Repertory Theater, two organizations that suffered damage from Hurricane Sandy.

"We hope that we can raise enough money and enough support and supplies to make an impact, a positive impact in the community and peoples lives and even inspire other people to do the same thing," said Le Grand Fromage general manager Michael Messina.

Re-Do AC is also accepting donations of clothing and food for hurricane relief.

Event organizers say the idea for the concert was met with overwhelming support while musicians were happy to help.

"I put the word out to all bands, I must have booked it in five days, I had 100 bands booked," said event organizer Jerry Ryan. "Their reaction was lets get behind it. We play here all the time, you support us so much so lets give back and do this."

"Being able to do my music and give money back at the same time is absolutely wonderful," said Re-Do AC performer Shawnee Houlihan. "I know everybody is struggling out there and I will do anything that anyone needs to help them cause I know how much its hurting everybody to lose their house an all their belongings so it feels great."

For event organizers, the support shown from performers and donors has exceeded their expectations.

"We can't thank them enough for showing up. We have people that drove five hours just to play, just to do a 30 minute set because they wanted to give back," said Messina.

The event will conclude tomorrow and will continue to feature singers and bands performing on two different floors.

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