Second Bobby Bandiera/Jon Bon Jovi Benefit Concert Announced

Source: Asbury Park Press

This holiday season, get ready for twice the hope in Red Bank.

The Count Basie Theatre has announced that it will host And Even More HOPE, an encore staging of this year’s hotly anticipated Hope Concert 8, at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Presented by Jersey Shore guitar hero Bobby Bandiera, a former Asbury Juke and touring member of Bon Jovi, the concert will feature Jon Bon Jovi, “Southside” Johnny Lyon, Gary “U.S.” Bonds and John Cafferty. Funds raised by the concert will support Mary’s Place by the Sea.

Tickets, which range from $50 to $500, are on sale online at, by calling 732-842-9000, or at the box office of the Count Basie Theater at 99 Monmouth St. in Red Bank.
With a previously announced (and quickly sold out) 7 p.m. show benefiting the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group and 180 Turning Lives Around, 2015 marks the first year that two Hope Concerts have been performed on the same evening.

Mary’s Place By The Sea is for women who are receiving treatment for all forms of cancer. Through their integrative approach, guests receive services that complement their medical treatment including oncology massage, individual counseling sessions, nutritional counseling, guided meditation, reflexology, yoga and much more. Mary’s Place also provides support during such a challenging time by empowering guests with knowledge that will aid them on their road to healing: mind, body and soul.

Each day, more than 1,500 visiting nurses, certified home health aides, therapists, and social workers of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group bring their skills and compassion to New Jersey’s homes and communities without regard to social status or ability to pay. You probably already know of a family member or neighbor who has benefited from VNA’s home care or healthy family programs, received a vaccination through their community immunization efforts, or used one of many other VNA services ranging from prenatal assistance to end-of-life care.

180 Turning Lives Around is a private, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing services to individuals and families affected by domestic and sexual violence. In addition, 180 works to mobilize concerned individuals, organizations, and civic and religious groups to join our effort to end violence and abuse through public education, public policy reforms, and training of allied professionals.

Since 2003, the Hope Concert benefits have raised almost 3 million dollars.

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