Marshall Tucker Band to Headline Benefit Concert for Channel 3 Kids Camp, 7/14

Marshall Tucker Band to Headline Benefit Concert for Channel 3 Kids Camp, 7/14

The Marshall Tucker Band will headline a special fundraising concert to benefit a year-round camp that serves children from all over Connecticut. The Sunday, July 14 concert at Sun Valley Beach Resort in Stafford Springs begins at 1:30 p.m., as part of the Channel 3 Kids Camp's annual Motorcycle Benefit Ride. Connecticut's own rock band SHOVELHEAD will open for The Marshall Tucker Band, and the concert is expected to conclude by 6 p.m. The motorcycle ride and concert are presented by Trantolo & Trantolo and are sponsored by BRICKENMORE, and will take place rain or shine.

Tickets for the outdoor concert include a BBQ Chicken Lunch and registration in the motorcycle benefit ride that starts earlier that day at TSI Harley Davidson in Ellington. Concert-goers are not required to participate in the motorcycle ride and can simply go directly to Sun Valley Beach Resort for the 1 p.m. BBQ chicken lunch and the 1:30 p.m. concert.

Advance tickets for the day are $30 per person or $50 per couple; with day-of-event tickets at $40 per person or $75 per couple. Advance tickets can be purchased on line at www.channel3kidscamp.org, on the phone at (860) 742-2267[CAMP], or by going to TSI Harley Davidson at 398 Somers Road in Ellington, Conn. or Sun Valley Beach Resort at 51 Old Springfield Road (off of Rt. 190) in Stafford Springs, Conn. On event day, a limited number of tickets will be available at the concert at Sun Valley Beach Resort.

The iconic Southern rocking Marshall Tucker Band has a long list of top hits that include Can't You See, Fly Like an Eagle, and Heard It in a Love Song. Formed in Spartanburg, SC in 1971, the group's dynamic style combines rock, country, and jazz. For the past 40 years, the group has continued to write, record, and tour, entertaining fans around the world.

Sunday, July 14 will begin with registration for the Motorcycle Ride at TSI Harley Davidson from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The pre-Ride party features live music, "meet & greet" breakfast reception with WFSB Channel 3 personalities, special appearances and more. The Ride is open to anyone and all brands of motorcycles. The escorted 37-mile motorcycle ride through the beautiful countryside of eastern Connecticut leaves TSI promptly at 12:00 p.m., led by Grand Marshal Kevin Hogan of WFSB Channel 3 and Co-Marshal AMA Pro Flat Track Racer Kenny Coolbeth.

The Motorcycle Ride ends at Sun Valley Beach Resort in Stafford Springs for the BBQ lunch and after-party beginning at 1 pm, and the 1:30 p.m. concert.

The Motorcycle Ride and Concert event is sponsored by Trantolo & Trantolo, Brickenmore, TSI Harley Davidson, WFSB Channel 3, 99.1 PLR, Bozzuto's Inc., The Howland & Sargent Group, The Barn Yard, and Superior Energy and Sun Valley Beach Resort.

100% of proceeds will benefit year round programs and services offered at the Channel 3 Kids Camp in Andover, Conn. The Benefit Ride and Concert will make it possible for all children to experience year-round camp programming without financial restrictions. The Channel 3 Kids Camp at 73 Times Farm Road in Andover, Conn., provides a variety of programming to over 3,500 children each year. Its mission is to provide year-round opportunities to children, families and communities through recreational and educational programs that promote friendship, learning and growth. The Camp is currently expanding and making fully accessible its facilities as it will become a '"Camp for ALL Kids"' in 2014. The Channel 3 Kids Camp is owned and operated by the Almada Lodge Times - Farm Camp Corp. and is a 501 (c)(3) organization. To learn more about programs, future initiatives and how you can help support the mission of helping all children and families, please visit www.channel3kidscamp.org or call 860-742-2267 (CAMP).

Advance tickets for the day are $30 per person or $50 per couple; with day-of-event tickets at $40 per person or $75 per couple. Advance tickets can be purchased on line at www.channel3kidscamp.org, on the phone at (860) 742-2267[CAMP], or by going to TSI Harley Davidson at 398 Somers Road in Ellington, Conn. or Sun Valley Beach Resort at 51 Old Springfield Road (off of -190) in Stafford Springs, Conn. E-mail is benefitride@channel3kidscamp.org. On event day, a limited number of tickets will be available at the concert at Sun Valley Beach Resort.