Past Shows

 

Rock Show for Charity
to Benefit the American Red Cross

How it all began ...

In 2004 Bradley Cole, with the help of his father, organized  his first concert/auction for charity in Bay City, Michigan.  Bradley performed solo to raise money for the Red Cross disaster relief fund.  Proceeds from the event were matched by the local Bay City hospital and earmarked for the survivors of the Southeast Asian Tsunami. 

Bradley continued his association with the American Red Cross and in 2005 organized the very first Rock Show for Charity.  The event was designed to coincide with the Guiding Light Fan Club Weekend.  The Bradley Cole Band along with "Guiding Light" co-stars Kim Zimmer, Ricky Paull Goldin and Mandy Bruno performed two sold out shows at the Canal Room in New York City.  Over $15,000 was raised for the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief fund.



The Second Annual Rock Show for Charity in 2006 was once again held a the Canal Room in New York.  This year, Bradley's band was accompanied by not only Kim, Ricky and Mandy, but also "Guiding Light" co-stars Ron Raines and John Driscoll.  This concert raised over $18,000 for the American Red Cross Greater New York Chapter. 

 In 2007, the Third Annual Rock Show for Charity was moved to the brand new Red Cross Headquarters on 49th Street in Manhattan.  The first floor conference rooms were converted into a full-fleged "nightclub" by importing a stage, sound and light system.  A total of nine stars from daytime television helped Bradley and the band christen the new headquarters and the event raised $34,000.

2008 was the first year that the Rock Show added a theme to the show.  The Fourth Annual, once again held at the Red Cross Headquarters in Manhattan, was all about the 1960's.  Bradley and twelve other stars from daytime donned retro costumes and channeled music from the era of peace and love.  The show raised over $34,000 for the American Red Cross.

The 2009 Fifth Annual Rock Show for Charity was a bittersweet affair as it came on the heels of the cancellation of the beloved "Guiding Light," the longest running soap opera in history. Both shows were huge sell outs and the night garnered the largest total raised to date by the Rock Show-- $40,000.

In 2010, the Sixth Annual Rock Show gained a bright new hostess, two-time Emmy winner, Gina Tognoni from "One Life to Live."  The theme was music from the '80's and many first time performers from "One Life to Live" joined in to raise over $30,000.

This year, the Seventh Annual Rock Show for Charity will be hosted by Gina Tognoni and Kristen Alderson.  And, the Show will  be moving downtown from 49th Street to the historic SoHo Playhouse on Vandam and will feature a night of love songs as a tribute to "One Life to Live."   All proceeds from the evening will go to help the victims of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami.

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