‘We Are Wilding’ benefit concert honors punk rock roots of fallen Scranton police officer on Sept. 19
From a press release:
Friends and admirers of fallen Scranton Police Patrolman John Wilding are encouraged to attend an event on Saturday, Sept. 19 at Thirst T’s Bar & Grill in Olyphant that is dedicated to celebrating his punk rock roots.
“We Are Wilding” is a one-night-only project that will play songs from the artists that Wilding grew up admiring: The Ramones, Rancid, Bouncing Souls, The Clash, NOFX, and the Descendents. The supergroup consists of Brad Beneski, Mike Ghigiarelli, and Matt Mang from Weezer tribute band No Memories and Rob Felicetti from Patent Pending.
A cover charge of $5 will take place at the door, although additional donations will also be accepted. All money collected at the door after 9:45 p.m. will be donated to the Wilding family, which includes his two beautiful children and his amazing wife.
Coming Up Roses, Destination West, Katie Kelly and the Charming Beards, and Zayre Mountain will also be performing. The concert will help close out the Electric City Music Conference, which runs Sept. 17-19 at various venues across Northeastern Pennsylvania.
“We are a community first and foremost and are grateful to be in a position to give back,” organizers wrote on the Electric City Music Conference Facebook page.
Those who are unable to attend but would like to lend a hand can contact Brad Beneski at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange any monetary donation.
For more information, visit the Facebook event page.