For 23 years, our group has been dedicated to supporting local organizations that care for our community’s most vulnerable kids. The last 13 of those through Arizona’s Children’s Charities Rock’N On The Runway concert. With your help, we are confident that support will continue far into the future. However, in light of the impact of COVID-19 on South Carolina, the Board has decided it is our social responsibility to suspend the Rock’N On The Runway live events until 2021. As you can imagine, this was an incredibly tough decision to make, but we feel it is best for the safety of everyone who supports our efforts.
What makes this cancellation even harder is the fact that organizations like Pendleton Place need our help now more than ever. Simply put, the coronavirus pandemic is hurting our community’s nonprofits, and as a result, threatening the services that are critical to the well-being of the children they serve. Expenses are up as the organizations adapt their operations, but fundraising events continue to be cancelled and donor contributions have dwindled as many Americans understandably are cautious during uncertain times. Despite this, our friends at Pendleton Place haven’t closed their doors a single day and are serving a record number of children.
That’s why it truly is “All About the Kids” this year. While we won’t be able to host you for our usual concert, we still need your help to make sure that the kids’ needs are met. Right here in Greenville, there are still children who are abused, neglected, homeless, and living in poverty – we refuse to let COVID-19 stand in the way of helping them. In the coming weeks, Arizona’s Children’s Charities will launch a virtual campaign with the goal of raising critical funding to provide direct assistance to the charities who, like all of us, are just trying to get through this crisis. We hope we can count on you to be a part of this special effort.
Stay tuned for more campaign details (and videos by some very special guests) on our social media platforms. Again, our live event will return in 2021, but for now we look forward to seeing Greenville show up in big ways in the 2020 virtual campaign.
2019 Opening Act: Back 9 Band
Our music covers everything from Motown, Beach, pop, Funk, Southern Rock and Country. It is this variety of music that makes BACK 9 so popular. We can entertain a large diverse crowd because we play so many different styles of music. BACK 9 consists of 10 players: 2 guitars, bass, keyboard, drums, saxophone, 2 trumpets, a trombone, and lead singer. We hope people will hear us and feel relaxed.