Rock & Roll for Children Foundation Gifts $50,000 to The Children’s Inn at The National Institutes of Health

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The Rock & Roll for Children Foundation (RRFC) recently presented a gift of $50,000 to The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of the organization that houses seriously ill children undergoing treatment at the medical center, as well as their families. Pictured (left to right) are: Jon Belinkie, co-founder of RRCF; Gerald Goldman, RRFC Board Member; Scott Rabin, Regional Manager, EDGE Commercial Real Estate and RRFC Board Member; Jennie Lucca, Chief Executive Officer, The Children’s Inn at NIH; Anne Mandeville, Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, The Children’s Inn at NIH; Mike Nakamora, RRFC Board Member and Zilly, the Inn’s therapy dog.The donation was made possible from proceeds generated from the recent charity concert held at the Fillmore Silver Spring, a fundraiser that is organized annually.

“Providing a comfortable and nurturing environment for children undergoing treatment at NIH is essential to the well-being of the individual and their family, and we express our sincere gratitude to everyone that participated in this concert to make this donation possible,” explained Scott Rabin, Regional Manager at EDGE Commercial Real Estate and a member of the Board of Directors for The Rock & Roll for Children Foundation. “Support of The Children’s Inn is a year-long exercise, and we encourage the continued support of his remarkable group that makes a positive difference for many on a daily basis.”

EDGE Commercial Real Estate is a corporate sponsor of The Rock & Roll for Children Foundation. The commercial real estate firm provides a full complement of advisory, leasing, investment sales and management services to clients with real estate holdings throughout the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia marketplace.www.edgecre.com.

The Rock and Roll for Children’s Foundation teams up with Martina McBride in benefit of the Children’s Inn at The National Institute of Health.

Since 2004, the Rock and Roll for Children Foundation’s (RRFC) signature concert has brought some of the world’s most famous bands and musicians together to raise more than $600,000 for children (and parents) in need.

To maintain their commitment of improving the lives of critically ill children and their families, RRFC’s annual fundraising concert in March will benefit The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This year’s show will be headlined by country music icon Martina McBride.

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Martina McBride headlines Rock & Roll for Children benefit at Fillmore

Just when you thought Rock & Roll for Children couldn’t top last year’s headliner, rocker Ann Wilson of Heart, this year brings 14-time Grammy-nominated country star Martina McBride.

The annual charity concert and auction returns to The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, on Saturday, March 23 to benefit The Children’s Inn, a free residential facility that houses families of seriously ill children who are participating in research at the National Institutes of Health.

“It’s a great event,” McBride told WTOP. “All the money goes to benefit children. I have a soft spot in my heart for kids, I have three daughters of my own, so any time we can do something to help, I’m there. … We’ll do a lot of our hits: ‘This One’s for the Girls,’ ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Broken Wing,’ ‘Anyway’ and ‘Love’s the Only House,’ which will be especially appropriate.”

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Weekend Events: Heart’s Ann Wilson Performs Benefit Concert;

Ann Wilson, the lead singer of the classic rock band Heart, will visit Silver Spring as part of her latest tour. She’s set to play hits from Heart as well as songs from her solo career. The concert is this year’s Rock and Roll for Children Foundation’s bash, with proceeds going to the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.

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Heart singer says Trump can’t use ‘Barracuda’ in 2020

Their song “Barracuda” has been a hit on the campaign trail before, and Ann Wilson of Heart says it’s up for grabs in 2020 to just about any candidate … except one.

“I think anybody but Trump,” the rocker says, when asked by ITK who might get to use the 1977 hit during the next presidential race.

Well, not literally anyone except President Trump.

Wilson will headline the Rock and Roll for Children Foundation’s annual benefit concert on Saturday at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md. Ticket sales help raise money for The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.

“It’s just a great, human cause,” Wilson says of the charity event.

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Ann Wilson, Snuffy Walden hit Fillmore for Rock and Roll for Children Foundation's 2018 Annual Benefit

WTOP's Jason Fraley previews Rock & Roll For Children Foundation’s 2018 benefit concert:

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Get ready for a night of great tunes, slick memorabilia and a great cause.

The Rock and Roll for Children Foundation hosts its annual bash this Saturday at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, raising money for the Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health.

Steven Van Zandt: ‘The people always lose’ in football-team politics

Steven Van Zandt says Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike have a “football-team mentality,” caring more about victory for their party than for their constituents. 

“I tend to personally judge issue by issue rather than sort of endorsing this football-team mentality that we fall into in this country, where it’s all about the team,” Van Zandt told ITK in an interview Tuesday. “You’re either on the Republican team or the Democratic team, and all that matters is that your team wins. Judging by history, regardless of which team wins, the people always lose.”

Van Zandt will be close to the heart of the political world this weekend to headline the Rock and Roll for Children Foundation’s annual benefit concert at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md.

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Van Zandt takes center stage with solo band to benefit D.C. children's charity

He’s known around the world as “Little Steven,” instantly recognizable with his bandana-sporting presence strumming out hot rhythm guitar riffs next to New Jersey’s own Bruce Springsteen in the E Street Band. He’s also tried his hand at acting, playing tough guys like strip club owner Silvio Dante on “The Sopranos” and gangster Frank Tagliano on the Netflix series “Lilyhammer.”

But Steven Van Zandt, the same man who has shredded uptempo rock anthems alongside the Boss for decades and made a cottage industry of playing on-screen murderers, has a heart of pure gold. Accordingly, Mr. Van Zandt heads to The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland, Saturday night for The Rock and Roll for Children Foundation (RRFC) annual fundraising event to raise money for The Children’s Inn at NIH, where young patients can take a break from tests and treatments for rare diseases and instead be just kids.

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Steven Van Zandt headlines Rock & Roll for Children Foundation's 2017 benefit concert

He’s a music and TV icon, from his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame role in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band to his gangster role in “The Sopranos.”

Now, “Little Steven” himself, Steven Van Zandt, will headline the annual Rock and Roll for Children concert at The Fillmore in Silver Spring on Saturday, March 18 to benefit the Children’s Inn at NIH.

“You can’t do enough for kids and this is one of the best in the country,” Van Zandt told WTOP. “It’s very unusual. They take special care and it’s run very well. Friends of mine have been doing it for years and they’re very happy with everybody, so they got me involved. I’m very happy to be involved.”

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John Popper of Blues Traveler Headlines 2016 Rock and Roll for Children Foundation Fundraiser

John Popper of the multi award-winning band Blues Traveler will be heading this year’s fundraiser event, joining Ricky Byrd, 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee with Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, award-winning TV composer Snuffy Walden (Chaka Kahn), Saturday Night Live band member “Beehive Queen” Christine Ohlman, singer/songwriter Marc Riber, The Monkees trumpeter Eric BiondoLynn Ligamari of the Lincoln Center Institute, Maria Eisen (The Woes), Peter Frampton bassist John ReganLiberty DeVitto of the Billy Joel Band, Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge, Chris Pati and several other incredibly talented musicians.

RRFC Brings John Popper of Blues Travelers to DC for Annual Fundraising Performance

RRFC Brings John Popper of Blues Travelers to DC for Annual Fundraising Performance

Attendees will enjoy an evening of unforgettable and one-of-a-kind live performances, while also having the opportunity to bid on a unique collection of silent auction items including guitars signed by the Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, the legendary B.B. King, AC/DC and more

Classic rock legends to play Rock and Roll for Children Foundation's 2015 benefit concert

“Listen man, I’m just a Bronx boy,” Byrd tells WTOP. “I grew up listening to all these great people that are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was our third time nominated, so I knew eventually we were going to get in, but it’s certainly a humbling experience.”

Byrd has been participating with the Rock and Roll for Children Foundation on and off for the last 10 years. He said he had a “great time” last year and is excited to be invited back. In fact, the Bethesda location isn’t far from where Jett graduated from Wheaton High School in Rockville.

“Every generation should have their own music. That’s the way it’s always been and always will be,” Byrd says. “But you should always know the history of where it came from.”

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