Monday, November 13, 2006

Lucky's hosts Lawlerpalooza 2006 Saturday

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Lucky's hosts Lawlerpalooza 2006 Saturday

Saturday, members of the local music scene will band together for Lawlerpalooza 2006, a benefit concert for Jimmy Lawler. In 1998, Lawler was diagnosed with Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, which gave him severe pain and led to depression. In 2001 some of Jimmy's friends in the Long Island musical community got together to help him meet the burden of the horrors of RSD. Using Jimmy's last name and a reference to a popular major music festival, Lawlerpalooza was born.

The insidiousness of RSD (also known as Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) continued to beat Jimmy down physically, emotionally, legally and financially. After he had relocated to Cortland, his new friends in the Central New York music community hastily organized Lawlerpalooza 2004 to help him keep some of his medical coverage when it was taken away by his former employer.

The event kicks off at 4 pm. and runs until close. Tickets are $7, though donations of any size are encouraged. There will be raffles for cash and prizes, food donated by local businesses, and a whole lot of fun for a good cause for a nice guy.

Here's the schedule:

5 p.m. - Mark Francis

5:40 p.m. - Karina Murphy

6:20 p.m. - Travis Bailey

7 p.m. - Heather Jones

7:40 p.m. - Sandra Lauren

8:20 p.m. - Eric Lichter

9 p.m. - Linda Stout

9:40 p.m. - Chris Merkley

10:20 p.m. -Jimmy Lawler & Guests

11:15 p.m. - “Tom Fury”

12:15 am- Allstar Jam

“I can't thank everybody enough for participating this year,” says Lawler. “I don't expect to see too many of my out of town friends, but I hope you'll raise a glass somewhere that day and party with us. My friends Katie Sheridan, Nicole Dintino, Bob Catalano, Kelly Phillips, and Lisa Crane were particularly instrumental in organizing this year's event. If my doctors ever cure me... or at least reduce the pain enough so that I'm able to work, I won't have to rely nearly as much on my friends. Thank you!”

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Advance tickets can be purchased ($7) at Lucky's, The Blue Frog Coffee House, and Ultimate Music. Or you can send all donations to:


PO BOX 365


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