In the wake of disasters like Hurricane Sandy, many are seeking out ways to lend a hand. Two local residents, Larry Stoffa and Jim Sollami of 3 Amigos Entertainment, have done so by organizing the Impact on People benefit concert.
Stoffa explains that when he and Sollami conceived of the event, they needed sponsors. Bruce Klien of Anytime Fitness in Cornwall was happy to help in whatever way he could.
Next, they found a venue in the form of The Castle in Chester. Imperial Guitar of Newburgh also donated amplifiers and speaker cabinets for the event.
Hudson Valley radio stations have been helpful in getting the word out. WRRV has been promoting the concert for several days now, and K104 will be there with a street team.
Stoffa emphasizes the event has been designed to include several genres of music in order to offer something to everyone.
Bands and artists performing at the event include local favorites Nuts in a Blender & The Great Blendini’s, The Chris Dukes Band, City at Dawn, and Amanda Penecale. These acts will treat the concert’s audience to a wide variety of music styles, including punk rock, country pop, folk songwriting, and fun covers of favorite classics. The event also promises to feature appearances from MC Peter J. Gleason and “other surprise guests.”
The Impact on People concert will be held at The Castle, 109 Brookside Avenue in Chester, from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm on January 5. Tickets may be purchased online at www.thecastlefuncenter.com, as well as at Pizza Mia in New Windsor, Anytime Fitness in Cornwall, and 2 Alices in Cornwall-on-Hudson. All proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross.