Respite House Presents The Bottle Rockets
Doors open at 7:00pm
Concert at 7:30pm
Saturday April 15, 2017
The Bottle Rockets are an American rock band formed in 1992. Considered to be leaders in the 90's alt-country/roots rock revival along with peers Uncle Tupelo, the Bottle Rockets are contemporary storytellers from Middle America. Their songs with strong social commentary reflects their influences of Woody Guthrie, Neil Young and The Replacements. As noted in the N.Y. Times by William Hogeland, the Bottle Rockets’ song writing has been likened to Woody Guthrie’s folk style in spirit, smarts and satire. The band’s lyrics encapsulate the common experiences of the everyman, and are set to rousing and searing rock n’ roll.
“A combustible combination of the Replacements and Buck Owens.” Esquir
Join us for a benefit concert for Respite House -- a halfway house for men seeking recovery from the disease of addiction and alcoholism in Porter County. A collaborative effort motivated by volunteers recognizing this need, Respite House opened it's doors in Valparaiso in December of 2009. The initial cost of purchase and renovation was financed by the Porter County Council and County Commissioners.As a 501 (C)(3) charitable organization, operation of Respite House is completely funded through resident service fees, grants, and donations. Additional information can be found at www.respitehouse.org.
Don't miss out on the opening act!! Meet the Blues Project, a soulful lesson in history, created and performed by 8th grade students from Ben Franklin Middle School.