Ocean Township, NJ - On Saturday, August 4th, Prevention First will hold its third annual benefit concert, Rock to Prevent, in Rumson, featuring the best young musicians in New Jersey. Rock to Prevent highlights the spirit of youth and community and inspires young people to write, play music and find their own voice.
Quincy Mumford and the Reason Why will headline the concert for the third year in a row. The band members are all Monmouth County natives who have been performing together for three years, have played over 300 shows and have released three albums to-date. April Lockhart, who performed the song, "Different," at Prevention First's gala in February, will also perform. The song promotes a message of hope and says that being different is a good thing. April was born on the 4th of July, 1995 in New Jersey, with Uterine Band Syndrome, which means she plays piano and guitar without a left hand. She uses a small prosthetic called "Birdie" to hold her guitar pick. Also playing are Sibling Rivalry, Ardvark Smile and The Rock'n Music Academy House Band.
The concert will be outdoors at the home of Lynne and Hugh Ward, with a rain date of August 5th. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the entrance. VIP Tickets will be sold for $50, giving guests access to an indoor, air-conditioned, catered seating area overlooking the stage and the opportunity to meet the bands.