Band Blast 2010 set for July 17 in Coshocton

COSHOCTON -- The Coshocton community will rock July 17 from 5 p.m. to midnight at the second annual Band Blast benefit concert for The Mentoring Center of Coshocton County (formerly Big Brothers Big Sisters) on the back lawn of Roberta's Catering, 51 Pine St., Coshocton.

This evening benefit concert will feature five bands, including Sneeky Peek, 7 Days, Group Therapy, 12, and Blues Cannibals. Music will start at 5 p.m. with Christian rock band, 7 Days. The evening will conclude with a performance from 9 p.m. to midnight by Sneeky Peek.

Executive Director Sheila Mayse said, "We thought this would be a great way to help raise money for a worthwhile cause while still providing the community with a great entertainment opportunity. This year, we focused on more mainstream rock and roll and blues."

Ticket prices are $10 for lawn seats. Alcohol will be served after 6 p.m. and identification is required. Attendees are free to bring lawn chairs. Once admitted, no exit and re-entry is permitted

Roberta's Catering (former location of the River Grille) is providing the location and barbecue-style food.

All funds generated by Band Blast help support the operations of a number of mentoring programs including the traditional one-to-one match, school based mentoring, parent mentoring and the peer mentoring program.

Tickets can be purchased at the Mentoring Center office at 441 Main St., Coshocton, or at the gate.

For information or to purchase tickets, call The Mentoring Center of Coshocton County at (740) 623-8110.

Anyone interested in learning more about Band Blast, volunteering, or enrolling a child in any of the programs offered by The Mentoring Center of Coshocton County is encouraged to call (740) 623-8110.

The Mentoring Center of Coshocton County is a United Way agency.