Rock for a cause Friday at Bricktown Live as Hundredsomethings, The Clark Kent Party, Shaman and Austin-based Fatback Circus join for a concert benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma.
Adam Patten, front man of Hundredsomethings, organized the show after receiving an e-mail from a friend and foundation staffer concerning the charity's Summer for Wishes campaign.
"Summer for Wishes campaign is a friends and family campaign where the staff members try to raise donations personally," he said. "The goal is $7,000 each, because that is the average cost of one wish."
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma serves children from 2 and a half to 18 years old who suffer life-threatening medical conditions. Wishes typically range from meeting celebrities, traveling to theme parks and shopping sprees, but the foundation works to fulfill any feasible wish the children can imagine.
Patten said the show came together quickly after Bricktown Live donated the concert space, with local bands eagerly volunteering to play and promote the concert for free. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door, and are available at Guestroom Records, 3701 N. Western. Patten said those who are unable to make the show but still interested in donating can visit his band's Web site, www.hundredsomethings.com, to find a secure donation link to the local foundation.
He said while he's not sure how much money the show will generate, he hopes to raise enough to fund at least one wish, and that the event was off to a good start.
"The way that the people have got behind it and the way that the bands have really worked to collect money and to sell tickets has been great," he said. "It is tempting to do it again next year if Make-A-Wish is happy with how this one goes. For now, the goal is just to focus on this show."
Rock for Wishes featuring Hundredsomethings, The Clark Kent Party, Fatback Circus and more perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Bricktown Live, 103 Flaming Lips Alley. "Charles Martin