Rock the Block in Wheeling Raises Money to Help Homeless

Photo Provided STP2 band members are, from left, Nick Tirey, guitar; Mick Blankenship, lead vocals; Aaron Reece, base guitar; and Scott Watkins, drums.

WHEELING — The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless is excited to invite Ohio Valley residents to its third annual music fundraiser, Rock the Block, on Saturday at River City Ale Works.

This live music event benefiting the homeless will be presented on the outdoor stage at River City Ale Works in Wheeling.

Music begins at 5 p.m. with three great local bands. Someday Saturday starts off the evening, with Resistance 13 playing at 6:30 p.m., and Lounge Act (a tribute to Nirvana) playing at 7:30 p.m. Then the headlining band, nationally known Stone Temple Pilots tribute band STP2, from Dayton, will take the stage at 9:30 p.m.

Stone Temple Pilots are arguably one of the best bands to come out of the ’90s.

“The goal in STP2 is to recreate the magic and spirit that Stone Temple Pilots had with singer Scott Weiland, who passed away in 2015. When you come to see STP2, we aim for it to not only look and sound like the original STP, but feel like you are seeing the greatness that was STP,” said lead singer Mick Blankenship. With sold-out shows at legendary venues and fans all over the world, STP2 delivers just that.

This rockin’ night of music, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, food and drink will be held rain or shine.

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All proceeds will benefit the housing programs of the Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless — supporting those who are experiencing homelessness in Brooke, Hancock, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel counties.

Since 1987, the Coalition has been providing temporary shelter, assisting in the preparation of long-term solutions to homelessness, and working with a broad range of community partners and agencies to provide a comprehensive level of services for the local homeless population.

For more information about how you can help support this event and the programs of the Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, contact Lisa Badia at 304-232-6105.


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