Two great live concerts in an intimate venue
Thursday Night’s Concert: After the International Dinner, we will all move indoors to the Grand Ballroom where guests will be treated to a performance by The Alpha Vets. The Alpha Vets are an all-U.S. Military Veterans rock band. After serving their country, the four bandmembers turned in their weapons for guitars. They write and play their own original songs that can only be defined as rock-and-roll. The Alpha Vets are very involved in the local community, performing in military vet concerts, fundraisers and benefits for local veterans in the San Diego area.
The Alpha Vets are led by their frontman, "Lucky Brent" Asten, drummer Steve Logan, bass player Will Rintimaki and lead guitarist Jorge Valente. Their style is upbeat, catchy and most of all – fun. The Alpha Vets will have you rocking out, dancing in the aisles.
Friday Night’s Concert: After dinner on Thursday night, guests will remain in the Grand Ballroom where The Shadowboxers will perform. The Shadowboxers are an American pop band formed in Atlanta, Georgia. The founding members – Adam Hoffman (vocals, guitars), Matt Lipkins (vocals, keyboards) and Scott Tyler (vocals, guitars) – met at Emory University and began making music together in 2008. After a year of working together, the unnamed trio entered the 1st annual Emory Arts Competition in 2008, a performance competition between ten finalists chosen from hundreds of student applicants. Their song, Not Again, was not originally chosen as one of the top ten finalists, but they wound up winning the grand prize of $3,000 and local collegiate success.
The Shadowboxers have a passion for captivating lyrics, tight harmonies, and soulful vocals. Founding members Scott Tyler, Matt Lipkins, and Adam Hoffman experienced an almost-instantaneous musical compatibility when they first started writing together. Together with bassist Carlos Enamorado and drummer Cole McSween, they’ve forged a cohesive sound based on a shared reverence for the strong, taut harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel, D’Angelo, and The Beatles. This young band’s unified sound has an R&B-soaked, smart perspective replete with an abundance of vocal talent and songwriting skill. In the short time they’ve been playing together, The Shadowboxers have found a collective voice that is intelligent, soulful, and catchy.
A lively Live Auction filled with unique treasures
A great event for all, the Live Auction will take place after Saturday evening’s Cocktail Reception and Awards Banquet. It gives all guests the opportunity to bring home one-of-a-kind treasures and fabulous vacations, while continuing the support of our wounded veterans. Once the bidding's over, it's time to party!