Let there be no doubt, Bernie Williams was cheering for the Yankees last night, but the team’s elimination did clear up a scheduling conflict for Bernie and his band. Here’s part of a press release about his charity concert tonight in Suffern.
Bernie Williams and his All-Star band were booked to play a concert on Saturday Oct 23 at the historic Lafayette Theater in Suffern, NY, months before the Yankees clinched a post-season berth or the playoff schedule was set. The show was going to go on whether the Yankees were playing or not, and plans were made to give updates after very song of Bernie’s two-hour set should the game be played.
The entire nine-man band are all die-hard Yankee fans, so everyone was rooting for a Game 7, even if it meant many would-be concert goers would feel compelled to stay home and watch on TV. We were going to be monitoring the game, and like previous concerts, we know fans with Blackberrys and iPhones would be shouting out the play by play.
Bernie understood how important this game was, and we were going to go with the flow. Now, we hope Yankee fans, disappointed at ALCS loss, will come to Suffern for a wonderful night of music, as Bernie shares his songs and stories of his life in baseball and music.
A portion of the proceeds from the concert will benefit the foundations and scholarship funds created by the families of two Suffern High School baseball players who were tragically killed in a car accident this year. Williams reached out to the team and families soon after the accident, and he will be raising additional funds with a special autographed photo, limited to 51 copies, with all proceeds from the picture going to both families’ foundations.
An Evening with Bernie Williams
Tonight, Saturday October 23
The Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Ave, Suffern, NY
For tickets: www.ArtsRock.org or call 866-811-4111