Heroes Unplugged benefit concert comes to Nordlof, July 2

Staff Report 

“Heroes Unplugged,” a benefit for the Rockford Chapter of Guitars for Vets, comes to the Nordlof Center, 118 N. Main St. Saturday, July 2, 2-6 p.m.

The concert will feature HindSite, Taboo Blah Blah, Whoa Nellie, Paul Bronson, 12+4 (Charlie Gall and Jim Vancko), Bruce Nelson and Jim Becker, the Rockford Dance Company Cardio Tap Dancers, and the Rockford Guitars for Vets (GV4) Jam Band.  

G4V currently operates 61 chapters in 27 states and is dedicated to sharing the healing power of music with veterans suffering from significant combat related mental or emotional distress. G4V Rockford serves state line area veterans who receive their health care through the Rockford VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic.

Veterans receive a new acoustic guitar and accessories after participating in a structured program of 10 weekly lessons offered by volunteers. Monthly Jam Sessions, held the second Monday of each month, provide an ongoing forum for veterans to continue their music-making journey.

Lobby doors will open at 2 p.m. for the start of a silent auction; musicians will perform from 3-6 p.m. Tickets cost $10 and will be available at the door and at Veterans Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St.

For more information, contact g4vrockfordil@gmail.com, 815-985-0143 or visit the Rockford Chapter’s Facebook page.

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