Warriors Rock, a musical tribute to veterans, active military, and first responders, will be presented at Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center this Friday night, November 10th at 7:00 p.m.
The musical boasts an unmatched night of classics in this revival that celebrates our nation’s patriotism. The music in the show will be performed by the founder of Warriors Rock, Gary Racan, who is also the former lead singer of the Vogues, and he will have his studio e band joining him for the presentation with an intentional and captivating setlist.
The true rockstars and the focus of the night, however, will be the local veterans who are invited to take the stage. A backdrop will show pre-recorded interviews of these featured veterans throughout the concert that creates a well-thought-out final product fusing live and recorded material in this production.
Each of the veteran spotlights that will be shown on the screen ends with a statement from the veteran discussing a song that most reminded them of home when they were deployed. The band then dives into that mentioned song, all of which are wide-ranging and unique to the individual and their experience. The band hits all the emotions and notes to produce the ultimate sensory experience while honoring these warriors.
The musical finishes by bringing veterans and active military to the front of the stage and revering them with a special rendition of “God Bless the USA.” Ending the night on this note reminds the audience and our community about the great sacrifices made among veterans, active military, and first responders in this country. It is sure to be an evening full of sentiments that can bring everyone together through the healing powers of music, performed in a way that unites the crowd as they honor those deserving of this tribute.
Proceeds from Warriors Rock are donated to the Westhampton Beach VFW Post 5350, Hampton Bays American Legion Hand-Aldrich Post 924, and the Westhampton American Legion Post 834. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://whbpac.org/event/warriors-rock-2/.