Hannah's Buddies featuring John Bell & Friends
02.27 & 02.28 - Orlando, FL
The 10th Annual Hannah's Buddies Charity Classic and Silent Auction will take place February 27 and 28, 2009 in Orlando, FL. Events will include four-person team scrambles at the Grand Cypress Golf Resort, awards ceremony, silent auction, and live music by John Bell and Friends.
| Hannah Elliott with John Bell|
Friday, February 27 – Bobby Lee Rogers will be joined by a few special guests, including Ike Stubblefield, for a great post-golf celebration at the Hyatt Grand Cypress. Registration for the golf and more info is at www.hannahsbuddies.org.
Saturday, February 28 - JB will be joined by Michael Nichol, Sam Holt and Outformation and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the House of Blues Orlando. Dirty Dozen was one of the first bands to play the event and they are returning to celebrate the 10th anniversary.
The first Hannah's Buddies Charity Classic was held in Orlando in 1999. Seventy-five golfers gathered with John Bell of Widespread for a round of golf, dinner, silent auction and sold-out concert at the House of Blues. The golf tournament now occupies two golf courses with more than 250 golfers from around the country and the concert has continued to draw massive crowds and a variety of performers. It all started with Bell wanting to do something to help his goddaughter, Hannah, and children like her afflicted with the neuromuscular disease Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). In its first nine years, more than $1.5 million dollars has been raised for SMA research through this event. Year ten promises to bring even more needed funds for this fight against the number one genetic cause of death in children under two.
In other Panic-related news, JoJo's Mardi Gras Band hits the road in February for a string of dates in Colorado.
JoJo's Mardi Gras Band Tour Dates
02.24 The Eldo Crested Butte, CO
02.25 Mesa Theater Grand Junction, CO
02.26 Old Town Pub Steamboat, CO
02.27 Dobson Arena Vail, CO
02.28 Cervante's Ballroom Denver, CO
JoJo will also perform two solo shows:
02.23 The Fox Theatre Boulder, CO
03.17 Sheridan Opera House Telluride, CO