2010-09-24 / Community

Gray Riders To Perform At Aviator Complex

Rockaway’s own band, the Gray Riders, will mark a milestone as it opens for Eddie Money this Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at the WCBS-FM concert series at Aviator Centerstage.

Located at historic Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn, Aviator Centerstage is New York’s newest intimate outdoor concert venue, with seating for nearly 2000.

The event is a benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project, which is so close to the hearts of all in Rockaway due to the annual adaptive watersports festival hosted by the Graybeards for Wounded Warrior Project.

The Gray Riders were born out of the Graybeards in 2004 and have performed their brand of classic rock and soul in Rockaway venues such as Bungalow Bar, Jameson’s, the Irish Circle, The Wharf, and the Tap & Grill, among others. They will be joined by their crackerjack brass section, The Downtown Horns. Joe Kenel, Mark Boyle and Lou Pastina trade off on guitar and take turns on vocals along with lead singer Keith ‘Bugsy’ Goldberg who also adds percussion. The rhythm section consists of John McNamee on bass and Lazlo on drums. Amanda Anderson leads the downtown horns on trombone with Paul Persechetti on trumpet, John Wilson on baritone sax and Anthony Attia as soloist on sax.

Event coordinators urge Rockaway residents to show support for Aviator and for the Gray Riders by coming out this Saturday night. Tickets may be purchased today at Jameson’s or on Saturday night at Aviator. All tickets sold in Rockaway prior to Saturday will benefit local Rockaway organizations, in addition to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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