The first ever Rookstock, a fundraising gala benefitting Rooks County Health Care Foundation for the expansion of Rooks County Health Center, promises a wide variety of music and entertainment for attendees. Musicians from Rooks County or with ties to the county will perform during the outdoor event on Saturday, April 30 in Plainville.
Jimmy Lewin and the Kingtones is a blues trio featuring Stockton native Jimmy Lewin on guitar and vocals. Lewin and his band have shared the stage with national acts such as Delbert McClinton, Chris Duarte, Duke Robillard and Tinsley Ellis.
Lucas Maddy & The Kansas Cartel is a Kansas original country rock outfit with deep roots in Rooks County. The band includes Tyler Ganoung, Jason Lindsey and Kate Lindsey all of Plainville and Bryan Morgan of Stockton. Norton native Lucas Maddy has been named a 2016 “One to Watch” by the Nashville Songwriters Association. Maddy has shared the stage with many major acts, including: Logan Mize, Cody Canada and The Departed, Randy Rogers, Stoney LaRue, Casey Donahew Band and Aaron Watson.
John Brust’s music career started by singing and playing music in a Plainville church. In 1978, Brust became a member of the “New Christy Minstrels” and traveled the world extensively performing with many famous entertainers like Carol Channing, Art Linkletter, Lee Greenwood and Donna Fargo. After leaving the Christy’s Brust moved to Alabama where he played bass and sang with Bob Cain at the Canebreak. Brust eventually joined the “All Star Band with Wayne Perdew” performing alongside musical guests like Al Hirt, Faron Young, Tracy Nelson and Con Hundley. Brust is currently at the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, Alabama, singing and playing piano.
The Vocal Chords , a physician quartet comprised of Dr. Jen Brull, Dr. Lynn Fisher, Dr. Beth Oller and Dr. Dan Sanchez, will also take the stage during Rookstock.
“We’re delighted Rookstock can boast such an array of music from Rooks County’s own talented musicians,” said Eric Sumearll, RCHF Executive Director.
In addition to live music, Rookstock attendees will enjoy live and silent auctions. Auction items include stays at cabins in Vermont and Breckenridge, Colo., four premium seats to the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs game next season at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver and an AKC Labrador registered and American Pointing Labrador registered purebred Labrador Pointer female puppy. An array of handmade items, gift certificates and baskets will also be up for bid during Rookstock.
Tickets are available at Rooks County Health Center or by calling Sumearll at 785.688.4428. For more information, please visit www.Rookstock.com.