Thank You to Everyone for Their Support at Stop, Drop, Rock n Roll 2017!
About Stop, Drop, Rock ‘n’ Roll
Over the past fifteen years, Stop, Drop, Rock ‘n’ Roll has played an important part in honoring America’s fallen firefighters. It is a chance for firefighters to give back to the fire service and have fun at the same time. Through a small donation at the door you help the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation honor and support the families of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
The event is held at the Indiana (Roof) Ballroom, located at 140 West Washington Street, in downtown Indianapolis next to the Embassy Suites Hotel and across from the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The Ballroom’s main entrance is located on Washington Street under the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s Marquee and is an indoor venue.
For more information on the Indiana Ballroom visit: www.indianaroof.com
Featuring Tony Jackson
Is it premature to see Hall of Fame material in a guy who’s just releasing his first album? Not if that guy is Tony Jackson. His video “The Grand Tour” ignited an unprecedented 10 million Facebook views and 200,000 shares in just over 3 short weeks!
The respect Jackson has already earned within the music community is evident throughout Tony Jackson, as the new album is titled. It features songs and/or performances by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members John Sebastian, Steve Cropper and Dr. John “Mac” Rebennack, Country Music Hall of Famers Vince Gill, Bill Anderson and Conway Twitty and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame luminary Norro Wilson.
On the first-time and lesser known songs, Jackson mints his own classics. With its sweeping steel guitar flourishes and ambient barroom clatter, he transforms John Sebastian and Phil Galdston’s “Last Call” into the sweetest, most affectionate separation ballad imaginable. With reverence and a twinkle in his eye, he enlists Sebastian and Vince Gill in revivifying (after 50 years) the Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 romp, “Nashville Cats.” “When asked if we should recut the song,” Sebastian begins, “I said absolutely but we have to get Vince Gill, Paul Franklin and today’s real Nashville Cats in on the session and fortunately it was preserved on video,” he beams.
From start to finish, Tony Jackson stands out as a “discovery” album, the kind you listen to with such delight that you have to recommend it to friends. And hundreds of thousands have done just that.
Live Auction Benefits the Families of Our Fallen Firefighters
Competition is fierce at the Stop, Drop, Rock ‘n’ Roll Live Auction. Part of the fun comes from watching competitive bidding as firefighters from around the country bid on a variety of items ranging from a full set of turn out gear to a pearl necklace.
Proceeds from the live auction benefit the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The Foundation leads the nationwide effort to remember America’s fallen firefighters. Its programs assist families and co-workers of firefighters who have died in the line of duty.