Wall Street Rocks Brings Down the House with Billy Gibbons and John Popper

Wall Street Rocks presented a very special veterans’ benefit show on December 16th to raise money for military veterans and first responders. Billy Gibbons, of ZZ Top, and John Popper from Blues Traveler, were the headliners who amazed with their great voices and Popper with his harmonica. Patty Smyth even dropped in for a surprise performance! Gibbons was also celebrating his 67th birthday which lead to a cake and sing along Happy Birthday from the excited audience and fellow performers.

Billy Gibbons performing at the Wall Street Rocks Veterans Benefit Concert Photo Credit: Vincent Pelly Photography

The concert took place at the Highland Ballroom with the Wall Street Rocks all-star band including: Carmine Rojas, from David Bowie’s band, Benton Blount from America’s Got Talent, legendary drummer Kenny Aronoff and Musical Director Martin Guigui. Hosting the show was Eddie Trunk from VH1 who brought fun and laughs all night.

John Popper performing at the Wall Street Rocks Veterans Benefit Concert Photo Credit: Vincent Pelly Photography

 

Wall Street Rocks is a unique collaboration of employees across the financial, technology and entertainment industry focused on supporting heroic Americans who serve our nation. From brave soldiers deployed around the world who protect our freedoms, to first responders who selflessly venture into dangerous emergency situations here at home, these courageous men and women have our backs every day. For Wall Street Rocks and its volunteers, life is not just about spreadsheets and the bottom line. They believe in honoring the brave folks who serve America by giving to the charities that give back to them and their families.

 

Patty Smyth performing at the Wall Street Rocks Veterans Benefit Concert Photo Credit: Vincent Pelly Photography

 

Kenny Aronoff performing at the Wall Street Rocks Veterans Benefit Concert Photo Credit: Vincent Pelly Photography
Benton Blount performing at the Wall Street Rocks Veterans Benefit Concert Photo Credit: Vincent Pelly Photography

Friday’s concert benefited two charities; Hope for the Warriors and Operation Finally Home. Hope For The Warriors provides comprehensive support programs for service members, veterans, and military families that are focused on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement, and connections to community resources. Operation Finally Home provides custom-built, mortgage free homes to America’s military heroes and widows of the fallen, those who have worn Americas uniform and sacrifices so much to defend our freedoms and values.

To learn more about Wall Street Rocks and to donate please visit www.WallStreetRocks.org.

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