“A Night of Southern Rock” was headlined by Southern Rock Band Six Gun Sal, Country Singer Kimberly Dawn, and Soul Bluegrass Artist Scott Gronsky at the Long Beach Scottish Rite Cultural Centre in Long Beach, California on May 29, 2021, Memorial Day Weekend. The concert benefited nonprofit organizations that work with homeless and disabled veterans, including the American Soldier Networks, Tickets for Troops, and One World Stage & Screen.
This special night honored two military heroes, the US Navy Seals’ most trusted interpreter Johnny Walker and retired US Navy Seals Command Master Chief Jason Tuschen. The 2014 film American Sniper , starring Bradley Cooper, depicts their story.
Tito Ortiz, American mixed-martial artist, politician, and a big supporter of veterans came out to “A Night of Southern Rock” and enjoy a great concert for a great cause. Ortiz introduced Southern Rock band Six Gun Sal onto the big stage and led a moment of silence in honor of al the fallen soldiers who sacrificed their lives for our country.
Then it was time for special guest artist, Multi-platinum guitarist Frank DeVille, to hit the stage to perform with Southern Rock band Six Gun Sal. A lucky raffle winner also walked away with an autographed Michael Kelly guitar, given away by Six Gun Sal during the concert.
Prior to the concert, red carpet arrivals included celebrities, musicians, MMA fighters, boxers, wrestlers, actors, producers, military, and veterans who were all there to support the event and enjoy a live concert benefiting the homeless and disabled veterans.
Red Carpet Arrivals included Tito Ortiz (American Mixed Martial Artist and Politician), Amber Nichole Miller (Model), Morris Chestnut (Actor on The Resident -TV Series), Pam Chestnut (Actress), Six Gun Sal, Southern Rock Headlining (Band Members Anthony Appello (Vocals), Dusty Lang (Rhythm Guitar –Army National Guard, Staff Sergeant), Joey Durant (Drums), Ed Fierro (Lead Guitar), Marko Jankovic (Lead Guitar), Matt Geinitz (Bass Guitar), Country Artist Kimberly Dawn (Opening Performance), Soul Bluegrass Artist Scott Gronsky (Opening Performance), Johnny Walker (Seals most trusted interpreter), Jason Tuschen (US Navy Seals Command Master Chief retired) Kim Estes (Emmy Award Winner- US Navy Lieutenant Reserves ’78 –‘86), David B. Meadows (Actor, Producer, Navy Seal), Annie Nelson (Founder of the American Soldier Network), Frank Deville (Musician, 2xGrammy Nomination, Gold & Platinum Records), Native Wayne- Wayne Jobson (Kroq, Sirius XM radio host personality), Andrew Byrniarski (Actor), Patrick Kilpatrick (Actor, Music Producer), Jonathan Marc Stein (Fashion Designer), Simon Lunche (Artist), Patricia Summerland (Original Pro Wrestler- Actor) Al Burke (16 X Professional Wrestling Champion, Actor) Alan Santana (Former Professional Boxer, 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee, Actor), Danielle Martin (Athlete /Model), Nick Appello (MMA Fighter), Bring Them Home Documentary (Hector Barajas, Deported Veteran & founder of Deported Veterans Support House, Robert Walker (Film Producer), Rike Boomgaarden (Film Director), Elaine Carmody, (Producer), and many more.
The VIP Lounge was sponsored by Double Cross Vodka and Positive Beverage who provided a signature cocktail, the ‘Brave Soldier’ with Double Cross Vodka’s premium spirit to treat talent and guests to a tropical berry libation without sugar, calories.
Urban Press Winery provided red and white wine, and Hint Water was provided to everyone. Mini Birrieria provided delicious small bites all night long.
The concert and event was presented by Six Gun Entertainment LLC, Alan Santana Production, and the Long Beach Scottish Rite Cultural Centre.
Special thanks go out to all those who attended and supported.
Photo Credit: Ricardo H Photography
About Southern Rock Band Six Gun Sal
Six Gun Sal is an L.A-based Southern Rock Band whose edgy, biker style is heard through epic anthems and ballads. Since forming in 2015, Six Gun Sal has played hundreds of shows throughout the Western U.S. and put out two full-length albums. They’ve also released world-class videos for singles including “Remember My Name,” “Red Blooded American,” and “The Life,” which won two California Music Video Awards.
In 2021, Six Gun Sal will embark on a U.S. tour to promote their latest album produced by Timothy Eaton (Greg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd). Band Members Include Anthony Appello, Vocals; Dusty Lang, Rhythm Guitar; Joey Durant, Drums; Ed Fierro, Lead Guitar; Marko Jankovic, Lead Guitar; Matt Geinitz, Bass; Mia Dunn and Gwendolyn Casella, Backing Vocals.
Six Gun Sal recently won two awards at the “California Music Video Awards” for their video “The Life”. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=803660450431216
For more information, visit www.sixgunsal.net
About Country Singer Kimberly Dawn
Kimberly Dawn is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter who began taking piano and guitar lessons after the birth of her fourth child. She now focuses on creating inspiring music in the genre that has always spoken to her. She’s currently back in the studio writing and recording new music to release later this year, and will perform in Nashville this summer. Notable singles include Slow Dancin’ in the Dark, Cadillac Lovers, and The Bottle. Kimberly’s newly released music video “The Bottle” https://youtu.be/bnyb0EZRWYU
For more information, visit www.officialkimberlydawn.com
About Soul Bluegrass Artist Scott Gronsky
Scott Gronsky’s music is an eclectic fusion of sounds grounded in the values of blues, funk, jazz, and bluegrass and influenced by artists including Doc Watson, Derek Trucks, and Bob Marley. Gronsky’s original songwriting and lyrics tell stories and share compelling thoughts on “a life of love, heartbreak, the state of the world, the state of my mind, and other random experiences that connect us all together.” Gronsky is based in Orange County.
About Six Gun Entertainment, LLC
Six Gun Entertainment arranges live music events across all genres. They are the co-producers of the “First Annual Biker Run” and “A Night of Southern Rock Concert” to Benefit Veterans Memorial Day Weekend.
About Long Beach Scottish Rite Cultural Centre
Built as the Scottish Rite Cathedral in 1926 this Romanesque Revival structure designated Historical Landmark #8 by the City of Long Beach. Now known as the Scottish Rite Event Center, this stately building is home of the acclaimed 800-seat Ernest Borgnine Theater. It also features many other rooms suited for various occasions. From cultural events to meetings, live entertainment, and galas, weddings this venue can host almost anything. Located only minutes from beaches, airports, the Queen Mary, and civic centers. https://www.lbscottishrite.org
About Alan Santana Productions
Alan Santana Productions promotes rock concerts, musicals, plays and variety shows. They are the co-producers of the “First Annual Biker Run” and “A Night of Southern Rock Concert” to Benefit Veterans Memorial Day Weekend.