2012-06-22 / Community

Rocking For Autism Concert 6/30

By Debbie Fleury

Indaculture Indaculture On Saturday, June 30, beach-goers can expect a rocking jam session to go along with their picnics at the boardwalk when the “Rocking for Autism” concert hits Rockaway Beach.

Sponsored by the Rockaway Artists Alliance and The Bridge to Youth community for children, the concert will feature six bands from the city. Jammin Jon & The Jammers will be performing as the main attraction. Howard Beach’s The Kitchen, Brooklyn’s The Billy Sal Band and Rockaway’s The Prix are the classic rock and blues bands lined up for the concert. Rockaway singer and songwriter Jessie May will also be performing, followed by a special performance from Rockaway’s acclaimed, Indaculture.

Jon Kiebon of Jammin Jon & The Jammers has been a guitarist and songwriter for more than 30 years. Spearheading the “Rocking for Autism” concert was important to him because he has a personal connection to the condition – his daughter, he explains, is a very social kid who has many friends and has the ability to “help her fellow classmates perk up.” And although there is a lot yet to learn about the basis of autism and finding a cure, it is apparent, from Kiebon’s perspective, that despite how we’re all wired, music works as an incredible platform to connect us all together.

Jammin Jon and his daughter Jammin Jon and his daughter The “Rocking for Autism” concert will be on the boardwalk at Beach 96 Street, near the concession stands and the low bar area, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is free. All those who wish to attend are encouraged to donate to the Bridge to Youth center, which specializes in developing fundamental programs for children and families with social, physical, and cultural needs.

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