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Concert for Brendan Tevlin Will Feature Southside Johnny on Nov. 27

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After the tragic death of Brendan Tevlin last summer, so many people were searching for ways to provide support and comfort to the Tevlin family.  

John Butkus and Mark DeCicco, childhood friends of Brendan's father Michael, were no different.  They wanted to organize a way to celebrate Brendan’s life and give the family a chance to be surrounded by the friends and communities who wanted to help. 

A gathering of local bands at a rented hall was being planned.  But there was so much interest from volunteers to hopeful attendees, that the plans went in a different direction. 

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Last November, the first 'Concert for Brendan' was held at the historic Wellmont Theatre in Montclair.  According to Butkus, “we were a group of friends with no experience putting a concert together, but we showed what can be done if you put your heart into something”.  This year, due to the overwhelming amount of interest to make it bigger and better, the friends have planned the second "Concert for Brendan".

On November 27, Jersey favorite, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes will headline the 8pm-11pm event at the Wellmont Theatre.  The evening will be emceed by Todd Pettengill, morning show radio host on New York's WPLJ 95.5FM.  The night will kick off with a mass gathering of bagpipers from a number of bands, including the Essex County Shillelagh Pipes & Drums Band, of which Brendan was a member.  The evening will also include a special tribute song written and performed by former schoolmates of Tevlin.    

Johnny Lyon, the band’s front man, said he and the band are "honored to be performing for such a great person and cause".  

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Brendan P. Tevlin Memorial Field Fund at Seton Hall Prep, Tevlin's alma mater.  The family established the fund so the main athletic field at SHP could be redeveloped and eventually dedicated in Brendan's memory. The concert will bring the family one step closer to reaching thier goal of constructing a lasting legacy to remember their son and brother.   

The concert is billed as a night of "music, remembrance and celebration".  On the night after Thanksgiving this year, friends, family and community will gather again to support the Tevlin family and honor the life of a young man taken way too early.     

Tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2111788 or call (800) 838-3006 and select option 1.  

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