‘Rock and Rally for the Troops’ hits Cheney Stadium Sept. 9

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Elephant Gun Riot is one of the bands that will be performing in the Rock and Rally for the Troops at Cheney Stadium, Sept. 9. The motorcycle ride and concert raise funds to support wounded service members and their families.

On Sept. 9, radio station ROCK 98.9 presents the seventh annual “Rock and Rally for the Troops,” a fundraising event at Cheney Stadium. The event will benefit wounded service members and their loved ones as well as those that aid in their recovery through the programs of Operation Ward 57, a non-profit that supports wounded warriors.

event-banner.jpgThis event will consist of a motorcycle run sponsored by Brothers in Arms Motorcycle Club. An outdoor concert event featuring some of the best musical talent in the nation follows the day’s motorcycle run. The motorcycle ride begins at 11 a.m. at Rock the Dock Pub and Grill. See rockandrallyforthetroops.com for details.

The event is for all ages and is open to the public. There will be vendors and a beer garden (21+).

Tickets required for those ages 12 and older. Military discount at the door with valid ID. All proceeds go to Operation Ward 57. Doors open for the music festival at Cheney Stadium at 5 p.m. Tickets $25 advanced, $30 door, VIP Available $75-130.

Tickets purchased in advance can be used as proof of paid entrance into the motorcycle ride earlier in the day. motorcycle riders can also wait until the day of event to register onsite for the ride. Participation in the motorcycle run allows access to this festival as well. See the website for route and more details.

This event will have limited seating available. Feel free to bring a travel chair or beach chair with you to the event.

Musical performers:

Adelitas Way is a rock band from Las Vegas featuring Rick DeJesus, Tre Stafford, Robert Zakaryan and Andrew Cushing.

Stitched Up Heart is a rock band from Los Angeles that works from the assumption that, whether we’re ducking and dodging life’s often cruel barrage, embracing a moment of calm at the center of a storm or simply looking for the strength to make it through the day, music can help heal. Stitched Up Heart have delivered the soundtrack for a life worth living.

Alive in Barcelona is a hard rock, four-piece from the Spokane area. Board members have been to hell and back, suffering loss both personal and public to achieve heights in their musical career. The group’s musical proficiency on guitar, paired with the technical expertise of the rhythm section, provides an ironclad backbone for their vocal delivery. The lyrical content conjured by the band is derived from personal experience and gives the listener a deep understanding of who the band members are without clichés or hidden meanings, thus connecting to their audience more than other bands in their genre.

Elephant Gun Riot also hail from Spokane. The modern hard rock quintet was formed in 2013. After a handful of hometown shows and a couple of lineup changes during the band’s first year, it now features vocalist Caitlin Rose, guitarists and brothers Zach Wirchak and Sean Ciolli, bassist Patrick Rooks, and drummer Mike Lowe. In 2014 the band released its debut EP “Sic Infit”, featuring fan favorites like “Daydream” and “Crossroads.” Throughout 2014, the band made a name for itself in Spokane by playing live as much as possible.

2015 saw Elephant Gun Riot continue playing live all around the Pacific Northwest, earning a reputation as one of the most intense, hardest hitting and tightest live bands from the Spokane area. During this time, the band had the privilege of sharing the stage with Buckcherry, Sons of Texas, Royal Bliss, We Are Harlot and 12 Stones.

Elephant Gun Riot spent most of 2015 and the first half of 2016 writing and recording their debut full-length self-titled album. The band spent the rest of 2016 touring all over the Pacific Northwest to support the release of the new album, sharing the stage with Like a Storm, Black Stone Cherry, Art of Dying, Dope, September Mourning, Righteous Vendetta, Letters from the Fire and Orgy.

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