The latest news from Hammerjacks Entertainment Group (HEG), owner of the trade name of Baltimore’s legendary rock ’n roll nightspot, concert hall and cultural phenomenon, concerns HEG’s hosting its first official event: a benefit called Hammerjacks Rocks the Firehouse!, in Baltimore, on Saturday, Oct. 11.
The event will take place from 3-10 p.m., at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Union Hall, located at 1202 Ridgely Street, Baltimore, Md., 21230. For you Baltimore Ravens tailgaters, it’s in the parking lot just across Russell Street from M&T Bank Stadium.
The headliners will be Jack Russell’s Great White (“Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” “Rock Me,” “Save Your Love”), along with special guest and that classic rockin’ Baltimore favorite, Face Dancer (“Red Shoes,” “Forever Beach”). Baltimore area bands Core, NightsBridge and So Low ’round out the bill. The event is being held to benefit the Baltimore City Firefighters Widows and Orphans Fund.
Kevin Butler, the owner of HEG (pictured above), is obviously looking forward to the opening of the new Hammerjacks, as are many loyalists from back in the day; but he’s also done a great job of keeping the brand in the public eye before The Big Day finally comes.
“With its return on the horizon, we want the region’s business and nonprofit communities to know that Hammerjacks is back and that we want to work with them as we strive to build the best brand possible, while we do whatever we can to contribute to our community,” said Butler. “We’re looking forward to a successful event as we move forward with our plans to open the best music venue in the country.”
Tickets for the event cost from $20-$50 and are available via http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=Hammerjacks. It’s a great cause and they’re hoping to see you there.