shore house benefit

shore house benefitThe Stone Pony site of February 21 benefit for Shore House of Long Branch

ASBURY PARK – The Stone Pony will be the place to be Saturday, February 21, for a special concert to benefit Shore House.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. for the show at the famed 913 Ocean Ave. concert venue and will feature No More Pain, Homeless Apians, Taylor Tote, Bone & Marrow, Angel Vigier, The Detectives, Mike Rainone and Kohn.

Tickets are $15 for all ages. Proceeds will benefit Shore House, a Monmouth County organization that offers services, programs and has built a community of hope for those with mental illness.


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The show is being presented by Electric River Entertainment and will be hosted by Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez.

The principals of Electric River Entertainment – Ken Scraggs, Dee Rudko and Lou Morreale – chose Shore House as the beneficiary of the concert because they were looking for a way to give back to an organization that is seeking to build awareness about an important cause.

“I definitely have a sweet spot for behavioral health and services relating to that,” Rudko said. “Knowing that Shore House could use support in many different ways, including monetary, with getting the word out and for its growth, made designating Shore House as the recipient of the concert a no-brainer for my partners and myself.”

Located in Long Branch, Shore House is a community resource for those living with mental illness. Shore House is dedicated to assisting individuals in overcoming challenges in order to become integrated into their communities. It is one of Clubhouse International’s 400 non-profit communities around the world that aim to create community-based centers that give people with mental illness hope and opportunities to reach their full potential.

“Shore House is honored to be chosen as the recipient of the proceeds from this community event,” said Susan Sandlass, founder and president of Shore House. ”This is an opportunity for us to publicize the fact that people living with a mental illness can and do recover but not through medication alone.

“It takes a community and Electric River Entertainment and these local artists are wonderful to recognize that. Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all,” Sandlass said.

Founded last year, Electric River Entertainment is a talent management agency for up and coming performers and musicians.

Additional information about Shore House is available by visiting

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