CEDAR RAPIDS | Spend the day rockin' for a cause on May 17 at Jules Bar in Cedar Rapids.
Jules has a full lineup of talent ready to raise some dough for Ronald McDonald House charities, an organization with more than 300 locations that provide housing and support to families of children with serious illnesses. The Ronald McDonald House assists more than 7 million families every year.
Nebraska-based rockers Paisty Jenny will headline the event. They call themselves “a dirty rock band with something to say” and have been compared to Hinder, Shinedown and Seether. Gregg Lee (lead vocals and guitars), Stan Liberty (lead guitar), Gabe Mathews (bass) and Tye Lovette (drums) have released four CDs via indie label Direct Hit Records. Their recent single, "Criminal," was submitted to and qualified for nomination in multiple Grammy Award categories.
“Paisty Jenny is really excited to be part of this show," Lee said. "There are so many children affected by illnesses and rockin’ for The Ronald McDonald House is just a small way we can help to make a difference.”
Also on the bill are Divinion, a progressive rock/metal band based in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area. According to the band's bio, the group “defies classification, yet still maintains strong roots in the rock/metal genre. Musically, they’re continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible, keeping a careful balance between bleeding-edge musicianship and catchy songwriting.” Fellow locals Violent Intent describe themselves simply as “ the latest in power metal technology.”
The event, which kicks off at 3 p.m., also includes a motorcycle and car show, raffles and great food and drinks.