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Rock the Badges Battle of the Bands

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Rock the Badges Battle of the Bands in Chicago

Members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department will square off on stage today for bragging rights and to raise money for two charities that help the families of fallen officers and firefighters.

Proceeds from the third annual Rock the Badges concert will benefit the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation and Ignite the Spirit, two charities that help the families of officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty.

The first two Rock the Badges events raised $20,000 for the charities, said organizer Chicago Police Lt. John Garrido.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and the opening bands will take the stage at 3 p.m., organizers said. The competition will take place from 5-10 p.m. outside at the Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave.




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Rock the Badges Battle of the Bands


Greetings Fellow Rockers!
38 DAYS!!! IT IS TIME TO GET DOWN TO BUSINESS!!! THE Musical Battle of EPIC Proportions RETURNS on September 6, 2014, Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60631. Doors open at 5:00 PM, Bands start Rockin’ at 6 PM and continue until 1:00 AM.
As you will recall 100% of all profits from the Rock The Badges Event go directly to The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation for distribution between The CPMF and Ignite The Spirit (CFD charity). With your participation last year we distributed $6,000 to EACH organization! These organizations play a CRUCIAL roll in the lives of the families of Chicago Police Officers and Firefighters who are killed or catastrophically injured serving the City of Chicago, its residents, and visitors. Your support of these charities eases the mind of each first responder as they leave their home at the beginning of their tour of duty knowing that should they not return at tour’s end, they and their families will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
THE BANDS ARE WARMING UP!!! This year’s Rock The Badges will feature Fire Bands: Northside, The Differents, and The Billy Ray Valentine Band and Police Bands: Jenny Rockis Trio, Phosphene, and Erik Lauren and The Blue Blood Sinners. There will also be special performances by It’s About Time and Sami Lin. You will not want to miss this show!
1) BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE! Admission tickets for the event will remain $20 in advance and $25 at the door. This year we will be offering a limited number of VIP BALCONY TICKETS for $50 each, which will include open bar. Each admission ticket qualifies you for a variety of door prizes. Buy your tickets here: (Can’t attend, donations are always accepted . . . same link!)

2) TELL OTHERS! Our event with updates in social-media-time and to Share on Facebook can be found at:
3) GET IN ON THE ACTION! If you would like to see the action up-close and personal, join our growing band of ticket sellers and event volunteers, please send a reply to this email or click here:
4) BECOME A SPONSOR! Sponsorship opportunities available to promote your business or organization from $50 to $250 and will include promotion on the event website, Facebook, and screens at the venue. Become a Sponsor or ask your favorite business or organization to become one. All Sponsorships should be submitted by August 12, 2014. More info can be found at: or a sponsorship for can be downloaded here:
5) PRIZE-WINNING FUN! Prize raffles and split-the-pot cash raffles will be available throughout the event. If you would like to donate a prize for the raffle, please let us know. We appreciate your generosity!
Thank you for your support! Rock, Rock On!John Garrido, Event Organizer
Russell Schultz, Event Marketing Coordinator

Rock the Badges battle of the bands

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