Rock The Barn!

July 15, 2011 Updated Jul 16, 2011 at 10:39 AM EDT

By WKBW Programming

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July 15, 2011 Updated Jul 16, 2011 at 10:39 AM EDT

CLARENCE CENTER, NY ( WKBW / rockthebarn.com ) Organizers of the weekend event talked with Jon Summers on Channel 7's AM/BUFFALO on why "Rock The Barn" is a rockin good time!

Thousands visited Friday, and more expected today. Here is an update from the official website of the event:

Blues guitarist, Clarence Spady will headline Saturday’s performance as “Rock the Barn.” Saturday’s music will features the genre of blues with five performances. Gates open at 4:00 p.m., with the music going from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

In addition to Clarence Spady, other performers are, Chris Beard, Flyin’ Blind Blues Band All-Star Jam, The Bravuras, and Speedy Parker.

Spady is described as “a soulful singer and hot guitarist who takes the blues of BB King and Albert Collins, and mixes it with the soul of Ray Charles and some funk of James Brown.” He has played all over the world, and comes to “Rock the Barn” promoting his recent album “Just Between Us.”

2,500 people attended 2010 Rock the Barn Why limit the fun (and fundraising) for a great cause (Meals on Wheels) to just one day. In it’s seventh year, Rock the Barn is expanding to two days!

Thousands visited Friday, and the event runs Saturday, July 16, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Rock n’ roll will rule the stage on Friday night, and a Blues & BBQ night is being planned for Saturday. Same ole’ Rock the Barn, just twice the fun. The committee is working hard putting together two great evenings of fun, so look here often for details.

In its sixth year, the Meals on Wheels for WNY “Rock the Barn” event has not only raised over $80,000 for the well-deserved charity, but has become a major showcase of original music created by Western New York artists. Monies raised from this event will support the Meals on Wheels efforts in Clarence.
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