Rocking out to raise money, 4th Annual “Patio Palooza” returns!

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patiopalooza_2013The 4th Annual Patio Palooza is being held next Wednesday September 18th at the Wharfside Patio Bar in Point Pleasant from 5-10 PM. The end of summer bash brings together the shores most popular bands – all for a good cause. This year, all proceeds from the event will go towards the St. Gregory’s Pantry of Point Pleasant, which is housed in St. Mary’s by the Sea , and is a community based, nonprofit emergency food bank, that serves the greater Point Pleasant area.

Just because the summer season is over doesn’t mean the bands and the fun have to end. “It’s a great opportunity to come out and have a good time while supporting an important cause,” explains Bob Cooper, President of Chef’s International, which operates the Wharfside restaurant.

“All the fan favorite bands that play here all summer come back and are nice enough to volunteer their time for the event,” adds Cooper. The bands scheduled to play this year include The Mike Dalton Band, Jamie Brown, Enjoy!, Undisputed, Pat Roddy, Joe Baracata, Matt Nofsinger, The Naked Apes, Phil Engel, Brue Crew, The Amused, Paul Cilinski, Under Pressure, NJ Party Band, Mark Burg, The Jersey Players, and Jim Babjak (from the Smithereens). “We started Patio Palooza in 2010. I’m happy to see that it has become such a popular annual event,” explains Mike Dalton, singer and guitarist for the Mike Dalton band, who helped form the event with the help of Cooper.
“The always popular commemorative t-shirts will be available and we will be having great beer and drink specials all night long. Come on down and celebrate another amazing summer,” Cooper adds. Last year Patio Palooza raised $7,000 for the Kennedy Krieger Institute.