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Nine bands rockin’ for autism March 21 in Fort Lauderdale

Graphic by J.E.W. Media

Once again Sunset Blue and the 33rd Street team are partnering up for a block party to raise money for autism. Centered around Fishtales on 33rd, John Terry (original DJ from “The Button” on Fort Lauderdale) will emcee a fundraiser for both the Center for Autism Disorders (CARD) and the Autism Society of Broward.

The CARD center (Learn more at  is a joint project with Nova Southeastern University and University of Miami and works with families dealing with autism and other related disorders. The Autism Society (Learn more: helps families find the therapy they need for the children diagnosed under the autism spectrum, which can range from very, very mild symptoms to severe in other children.

According to ASB, autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life. The result of a neurological disorder that affects the functioning of the brain, autism impacts the normal development of the brain in the areas of social interaction and communication skills. Children and adults with autism typically have difficulties in verbal and non-verbal communication, social interactions and leisure or play activities. The disorder makes it hard for them to communicate with others and relate to the outside world.

This week’s community benefit concert will split funds raised between both charities and will feature 50/50 raffles, silent auction, gift certificates and prize raffles. The event kicks of Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. with multiple live bands.

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“These are great charities,” said Jimmy Pagano, event producer. “Also, I have an autistic son, so it’s important to me.”

Sunset Blue Block Party takes place two blocks north of Oakland Park Blvd., off A1A.

The Lineup:

HEADLINERS (Main Stage):
National recording artist Danny Nova on the outside stages

The Blues Brothers soul tribute band on the outside stages

FISHTALES (Inside Stage)

The Exile Band featuring Jason Moshen An incredible all teenage band performing 70′s and 80′s classic rock songs and originals!

Wonderbread Band A funky/ fusion style band that will get your attention.

Lu White and the Hot Rods All 50′s music doo- op sensation!

Social Music Epiphany A fantastic duo performing all styles of music!

Sista Marybeth and Diva’s featuring Amy Arlo, Nora Gauck and guest musicians

Metallic Leaf Band Featuring several students (From 6 years of age to15 years) of local musical artist, Roscoe Peterson

Samantha Moshen 17 year old acoustic guitar artist

More added every day.

Related posts:

  1. Parents find solace in Autism Society of Broward
  2. Sigmund Floyd, John Terry (former FtL Button DJ) headline autism fundraiser
  3. Downtown Fort Lauderdale rockin’ on Halloween
  4. 25 bands, a block party and one great cause: Sunset Blue Haiti Relief Music Fest
  5. Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale National Art Festival in January

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Posted by Andrea Freygang on Mar 15 2010. Filed under Broward County, Events, Fort Lauderdale, Local news, Music, Non-profit organizations. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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