Slightly Stoopid, Tunnel Vision & 4th & Orange To Headline Virtual Concert
HEADstrong Virtual Concert on Labor Day
(PHILADELPHIA) – To commemorate the end of summer, convey their sincere appreciation for continued support and showcase an amazing lineup of upcoming opportunities, the HEADstrong Foundation, a Philadelphia-based charity devoted to helping families nationwide navigate cancer will host a virtual “Labor Day Beach Bash” concert on Monday, September 7th at 7 p.m.
Be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, September 7th and join the HEADstrong Foundation as they deliver another incredible event in support of families overcome by cancer. Viewers will have the special opportunity to make contributions online or through Venmo at @HEAD-STRONG. For more information please visit HEADstrong.org or @HEADstrongFND on social media.
HEADstrong’s virtual “Labor Day Beach Bash” concert will be featured exclusively on HEADstrong’s IGTV (@HEADstrongFND) and Youtube on HEADstrong’s channel.
In wake of the pandemic and the subsequent obstacles for those navigating pre-existing health crises, the organization has put together an incredible lineup of beach-life performances from Slightly Stoopid, Tunnel Vision and 4th & Orange. All 3 bands with Southern California roots were inspired to get involved when they heard the powerful story of the Beachy’s, a family who traveled from San Diego to Philadelphia amidst the pandemic to save their 4-year old son Will who is battling leukemia. During their recent stay in Philadelphia, the Beachy’s were guests of Nick’s House, a residence operated by the HEADstrong Foundation which provides complimentary lodging and amenities for families displaced to the region in the pursuit of advanced cancer treatment and clinical trials.
“While COVID-19 continues to present challenges that we are all trying to navigate, it’s been devastating to those currently fighting cancer. We see the struggle everyday, as we are in the trends with those we humbly serve. Through the generosity and unyielding support of our community, we have been able to not only sustain but strengthen our commitment to those fighting cancer amidst the pandemic. In a great time of need, HEADstrong has and continues to be a vital resource and we are proud to play our position. It has been a stressful summer for everyone and in an attempt to put our best foot forward, we wanted to create a positive and uplifting distraction from the struggles that so many, especially those battling pre-existing health crises are living through. We look forward to celebrating Labor Day with you through our virtual “Beach Bash” concert,” said Cheryl Colleluori, HEADstrong President and Nick’s Mom.
For more than 25 years Billboard chart-toppers Slightly Stoopid have been on an incredible journey. In that time the band from Ocean Beach, CA has built a sweeping legacy for themselves, continuously expanding in diversity and repertoire. Their touring has grown domestically and internationally, including sold-out dates all across the world, and festival appearances at famed events such as Coachella, Lollapalooza, New Orleans Jazz Fest, among others. This summer, the band was scheduled to host their “Summer Traditions 2020 Tour” alongside Pepper, Common Kings and Don Carlos and were forced to reschedule to 2021 due to COVID-19. Members Miles Doughty and Kyle McDonald are planning to perform acoustically for the event. As an added bonus to the concert, Slightly Stoopid has donated a vip Backstage Experience for their upcoming Celebration of Summer Traditions Tour in 2021. The bidding for this experience opens with the concert, and will close on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Check out the details and get your bid in at bit.ly/HFBeachBash20.
Tunnel Vision has quickly become one of Southern California’s favorite new Surf, Reggae, Ska bands. The band is comprised of five musicians who grew up in the San Clemente area with instruments in their hands and skateboards and surfboards under their feet including Hayden Hanson as lead singer and guitarist, Jacob Hernandez on bass, Tanner Payan on drums and additional vocals as well as Doug Alani on sax and Matt Risley on keys. The band has developed an incredible beach-vibe sound pulling from influences such as The Descendents, Black Flag, Misfits, Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, The Expendables, NoFX, Rancid, and Reel Big Fish, etc. The boys have all worked in the surf industry for years, starting out in retail for Rip Curl and moving on to manufacturing surfboards for Lost Enterprises. The band is currently under 5B Artist Management. Mutual friend, actor Peter Dante, who toured with Tunnel Vision last summer introduced the band to the HEADstrong Foundation and upon speaking directly with HEADstrong CDO Pat Colleluori, Hanson committed and decided to assemble the entire band for their first recorded set since the pandemic exclusively for the event.
Newcomer 4th & Orange is taking the Reggae/Rock genre by storm. Hailing from Long Beach, CA, the group consists of lead singer Garrett Douglas and keyboardist Chris “DJ Irey” Garcia, bassist Xande, drummer Sam Ward and guitarist Ricardo. With the success of their single “In The LBC,” dedicated to their love for their hometown, 4th & Orange quickly declared their place in the music industry. With a unique blend of Pop, Reggae, Hip Hop, Rock and Punk the band, who has only been officially together for one year is making an immediate impact. Most recently, the song received a standout remix from Warren G, which comes full-circle as the original song pays tribute to Dove Shake’s 1995 smash “Summertime in the LBC” featuring the legendary West Coast rapper. In any case, the group’s diversity and ability to coincide to create one cohesive sound is much appreciated, proving love and unity conquers all. Plus, their Douglas’ lyrics are relatable to the masses. With songs such as Story of My Life, Girl Next Door, Not The End, Only You, No More Favors the band is quickly building an arsenal of popular tracks and attracting lots of attention. 4th & Orange will be performing some of their most recent hits during their event set.