Saturday shows are ALWAYS fun! But this Saturday in particular was a special show. This was the 3rd annual CASA of Rock County fundraiser show in Janesville. What is CASA you ask? It is the Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. CASA of Rock County helps to ensure a child's voice is not lost along the way. Their mission is to recruit, train and support community volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children who have experienced abuse or neglect. How amazing is this cause!!!
The setting was at The Barn on Prairie just south of Janesville; a refurbished barn turned event venue. A large tent and stage was set up behind the barn for three bands this day. Now picture that along with food trucks galore in the front parking lot, canopies with goodies and trinkets for purchase along the grassy area, a cornpit for kids to roll around in, corn-hole tournaments, and an entire room full of raffle baskets to bid on and two giant fire pits ready to burn for after the sun went down. F. U. N.!!!
Our friends in The Ramble (out of Madison, WI) played at 1pm, Over The Limit (a Northern Illinois, Southern Wisconsin Top 40 High Energy Boot Stompin Country cover band) played at 4pm and then we hit the stage at 7pm.
The energy was high and the fun was apparent. Just before Rebel Yell was about to start, Andy asked a 10 year old named Travis to come help out with a special task for that song in particular. His job? To hand Dave a toy gun that is programmed with special sound effects that play during the guitar solo breakdown. Travis did a fine job and got to have a cool story to tell his 5th Grade friends at school. Great job Travis! You're hired… in about 8 years lol.
Thank you to CASA for choosing us again to be your headliner for such a wonderful cause. We are honored to be a part of the good-doings in your community. We applaud your time and efforts on behalf of the children of Rock County.
Photos of the show:
Sound/Production: Breezy Point Sound & Light Co.
Photography/Videography: Amanda Trash
- The Final Countdown - Europe
- Roll With The Changes - REO Speedwagon
- Any Way You Want It - Journey
- Sister Christian - Night Ranger
- Fat Bottom Girls - Queen
- Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
- You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
- Animal - Def Leppard
- Rag Doll - Aerosmith
- Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
- Sweet Emotion/Dude Looks Like a Lady - Aerosmith
- Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
- My Kinda Lover - Billy Squire
- No More Mister Nice Guy - Alice Cooper
- I Love Rock N' Roll - Joan Jett
- Love In An Elevator - Aerosmith
- We're Not Gonna Take It - Quiet Riot
- Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions
- Round & Round - Ratt
- Talk Dirty To Me - Poison
- The Flame - Cheap Trick
- Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
Andy Acoustic - Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
Authority Song - John Mellencamp
- Take It On The Run - REO Speedwagon
- Tush - ZZ TOP
- Nothing But A Good Time - Poison
- Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard
- Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
- Separate Ways - Journey
- Jump - Van Halen
- Wind Of Change - Scorpions
- Don't Stop Believing - Journey