'Find Out About' Gin Blossoms at the Rock and Rescue Concert
The Humane Society is celebrating its 125th year of operation with a Rock and Rescue Charity Concert.
Saturday, Aug. 12
In case you missed the memo, Erie loves its four-legged friends a lot. A lot a lot. So it should come as no surprise that this year the Humane Society of Northwest Pennsylvania is not only celebrating its 125th year of operation, but also doing so in spectacular fashion with the Rock and Rescue Charity Concert. Headlining the event are the Gin Blossoms — they of "Hey Jealousy," "Found Out About You" and "Til I Hear It From You," a.k.a. ubiquitous '90s movie soundtrack hits that will make you raid your old DVD collection.
Erie's own Six Year Stretch, the 2015 Erie Reader Best Up and Coming Band, winner of the 2017 Humane Society Battle of the Bands, and self-proclaimed handicrafters of "infectious melodies, tight harmonies, and music that is good for your soul" will kick off the show as openers at 7:30 p.m.; the Gin Blossoms are set to take the stage shortly after at 8:30 p.m.
Tickets range anywhere from $25 for blanket seating to $50 for general admission. There were $100 VIP tickets for sale (the purchase of which included wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres and VIP parking, plus early access to the VIP tent), but the people's endearment for the Humane Society, as well as '90s hit-makers, overwhelmed availability and they have already sold out.
The Humane Society is both a fixture in the Erie area and a sanctuary for animals in need of rescuing and re-homing, but it cannot continue its great work without the ongoing support of the community. Show them some love and enjoy some nostalgia-inducing tunes on the organization's ever-growing campus as we look forward to the their next 125 years of operation. — Cara Suppa
6 to 11 p.m. // 2407 Zimmerly Road // humanesocietyofnwpa.com // $25 blanket seating, $50 general admission, VIP sold out