Volume 41 Number 03 • March 27, 2019 to April 17, 2019

Booking Now for 2019 Call 610-972-9244 Page 22 Volume 41 Number 03 • March 27, 2019 to April 17, 2019 • www.OOTONLINE.com Philly Musicians Make Their “Mission” To Fight Cancer A Multi-Generational Affair “This truly is a multi-genera- tional affair,” said Bortnick as he welcomed his daughter to the stage. “We are all very blessed to be here and to sup- port this incredible cause.” Rounding out the day’s per- formances were The Brothers J.A, Bonehead, Just The Tip and Gypsy Wisdom, who ended the evening on a tri- umphant note. The Cancer Support Com- munity Greater Philadelphia, whose mission is to ensure that all people im- pacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by com- munity, is still ac- cepting donations. Please visit http:// cancersupport- philadelphia.org for donations and ways to help. For more infor- mation about Mis- sion Possible, visit www.MissionPos- siblePhilly.com. After a successful inau- gural year that raised more than $10,000.00 for The Cancer Support Commu- nity Greater Philadelphia, “Mission: Possible” made its triumphant return last Sunday with star-studded musical performances and an onslaught of special guests. Held at Xfinity Live!’s Vic- tory Beer Hall, this all-day benefit concert featured music by the biggest names in Philly as well as appearances by the Mum- mers, Flyers All-Star Brian Propp and WMMR’s Brent Porche. The event was organized by Jason Duff, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2017 and is now in remission. “We are absolutely thrilled with the success of today’s benefit,” Duff said. “There was an abundance of love and support and hopefulness throughout the day. It was palpable and con- ta- gious. The money we raised will help to ensure that CSCGP continues its mission of empowering cancer patients to regain control over their lives, as well as provide a safe, welcoming community of support so that no one faces cancer alone.” A multi-generational affair that included music lovers of all ages, including a few of the musicians’ children who actually took the stage with their parents, the day was appropriately kicked off by a special perfor- mance by the School Of Rock Newtown. This heart- felt set not only featured Michael Vlaanderen, Jr. on drums, son of Octane Bassist “Mike V.,” but also a guest appearance by Vlaanderen’s “uncle” the multi-platinum Candlebox Guitarist Brian Quinn, who played the band’s hit “Far Behind” with the students. Philly favorites Laura- Lea, Steve Turner, Cara Lynne, Mike Thompson, Richie Yusko, and Ray Ray immediately hit the stage after this moving perfor- mance as part of their “All Star Acoustic Jam” and a better-than-ever Monkey Bus followed up with an acoustic set featuring their all-time favorite tunes. However, the highlight of the day came when the Nationally-Renowned, Award-Winning Mummers surprised guests before Philly’s biggest rock band Octane took center stage. This much-anticipated reunion also featured two generations of performers as Oc- tane Frontman Brian Bortnick’s daughter Darrah Bortnick joined the group for the finale with a stirring rendi- tion of the band’s hit “Gasoline.” Denise Kovalevich CEO, President dmk Publicity denise@dmkpublicity.com