Maine Rallies Together In The Fight Against Lyme Disease Honoring Bill Chinnock
The "Taste Of Maine" in Woolwich will the place to be on Saturday, May 6
And it is all to raise funds and awareness for Lyme Disease.
Maine legend Bill Chinnock, who battled Lyme disease, will be honored by an all star lineup of great musicians and friends.
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame legend and original drummer of the E Street Band Vini “Mad Dog” Lopez will headline the event, along with his powerhouse band featuring legendary guitarist Jon Sebastian Brice, Paul Whistler and Gary Cavico. The concert, emceed by WCSH6’s Sharon Rose Vaznis, will also feature Maine’s own Mallett Brothers Band and Travis James Humphrey. These artists are all coming together along with Ridin’ Steel and Taste of Maine to joined forces with Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education (MLDSE) and Ticked Off Music Fest to combat Lyme Disease in Midcoast Maine, a disease that took the life of music legend, Bill Chinnock in 2007. Tributes were held in 2010 at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ and Portland, Maine to celebrate a man and his music who was taken too soon by a disease that knows no mercy.
Bill Chinnok is well known in Maine and throughout the music industry as one of the greats of all time. Bill meant so much in so many ways to so many people. He was a loving husband and devoted father, he was a musical legend and band mate. “I was on the scene before there a scene” Bill was once quoted. “Bill was the Boss before Bruce (Springsteen),” says friend and former band mate, Vini Lopez.
Stephen Marois of Ridin Steel, will kick off the day’s events at noon with a 3-hour Midcoast Loop ride. Followed by an evening of legendary talent promising to deliver entertainment of epic proportions. A night Midcoast Maine will never forget as they gather to pay tribute to fallen musician and raise funds for the Midcoast Lyme Aide, a fund established to provide financial assistance to those in need for testing of Lyme and tick-borne diseases in Maine.
For more info about the ride and to purchase concert tickets, please visit Midcoast Lyme Aide Benefit Ride and Concert.