Tally folks: Rock By The Sea to host a night of music to benefit local charities

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Rock by the Sea, a Florida-based, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for direct-service charities, will be hosting a concert this Friday at the Midtown Filling Station. The event will feature live music from JK & the Lost Boys and the Sarah Mac Band. All proceeds will benefit the Refuge House and the Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee.

“Rock by the Sea originally began as one music festival and has evolved into a growing community of volunteers, bands and generous sponsors,” said Beth Gosnell, president of Rock by the Sea.  “We currently put on multiple events throughout the year across the state and nation benefitting many worthy charities. For this event, we could not be more excited to help the Down Syndrome Association of Tallahassee and The Refuge House.”

In March 2007, Rock by the Sea put on its first music festival led by a small group of friends with a common desire to help service organizations. To date, Rock by the Sea has raised more than $100,000 dollars for charities across the state and the country including Shands Children’s Hospital, Camp Sunshine for children with cancer, Lyrics For Life and the Lance Armstrong Foundation. This event is free to the public with a suggested donation of $10.

“This event is a great opportunity to party for a cause.  We hope the whole community will come out to enjoy the music while helping raise money for local charities that make a significant impact in Tallahassee,” said Dr. Ed Moore, Rock by the Sea board member and president & CEO of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida. “This event coincides with my birthday and I couldn’t be happier celebrating my 60th while raising money for these important causes.”

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