Rookstock Music Lineup Announced

Rookstock 2019, 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 this year’s event on Saturday, March 30 in Plainville.

Not content with simply trying to replicate the success of the two previous events, everything from the entertainment to the menu has been changed up in order to give a brand new look to this very important fund raising event.

The music is being streamlined to help keep the evening flowing smoothly and introduces some special audience interaction to add to the atmosphere of fun and friendship.

The Vocal Chords have “got the band back together” to open the night’s music at Rookstock. This crowd favorite vocal quartet is comprised of RCH staff physicians Dr. Jen Brull, Dr. Lynn Fisher, Dr. Beth Oller and Dr. Dan Sanchez. This year’s set list is bound to be a crowd pleaser.

Judy Herman Wiggins will be hosting a singalong set featuring well known show tunes and oldies favorites. Judy’s been singing professionally almost since she graduated from High School. Judy’s got a razor sharp wit and a no holds barred way of having fun with old acquaintances so be prepared!

Rounding out the evening will be Renegade Road, a country/western band featuring Plainville native Aaron Becker. Renegade Road has played at major venues in the Rocky Mountain region and opened for national acts and recording artists.

The group plans to open their set with familiar oldies and then gradually crank up the intensity with a wide range of songs covering recognized contemporary country/western artists along with Renegade Road’s original music. Expect high energy entertainment to close out the music for the evening.

“We’re delighted Rookstock can boast such an array of music from Rooks County’s own talented musicians,” said Eric Sumearll, RCHF Executive Director. “We don’t want to just try to copy what we have done in the two previous Rookstocks, even though they were so successful and a great time for everyone. We always want to try something new to keep Rookstock fresh. That’s why we have a new entertainment lineup, new menu and a different approach to the evening”.

In addition to live music and delicious meal and full bar, Rookstock attendees will enjoy live and silent auctions. Live auction items include stays at a Colorado cabin complete with an adventure package, box seat tickets to a Kenny Chesney concert in Wichita and much more. An array of handmade items, gift certificates and baskets will also be up for bid during the silent auction.

Tickets are selling fast, but are still available at Rooks County Health Center or by calling Sumearll at 785.688.4428. For more information, please visit



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