Special thanks go out to all those who attended and supported “A Night of Southern Rock” headlined by Southern Rock Band Six Gun Sal, Country Singer Kimberly Dawn, and Soul Bluegrass Artist Scott Gronsky at the Long Beach Scottish Rite Cultural Centre in Long Beach, California on May 29, 2021, Memorial Day Weekend. The concert benefited nonprofit organizations that work with homeless and disabled veterans, including the American Soldier Networks, Tickets for Troops, and One World Stage & Screen.
The night honored two military heroes, the US Navy Seals’ most trusted interpreter Johnny Walker and retired US Navy Seals Command Master Chief Jason Tuschen. The 2014 movie American Sniper depicts their story.
Tito Ortiz, American mixed-martial artist, politician, and a big supporter of the veterans, came out to “A Night of Southern Rock” and attended the concert. Ortiz introduced Southern Rock band Six Gun Sal on the big stage and did a moment of silence prayer to honor the fallen soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for our country. An autographed Michael Kelly guitar was given away by Six Gun Sal as a part of a raffle prize held during the concert.
Red carpet arrivals included celebrities, musicians, MMA fighters, boxers, wrestlers, actors, producers, military, and veterans who were there to support the event and enjoy a live concert benefiting the homeless and disabled veterans. Arrivals included Tito Ortiz (American Mixed Martial Artist and Politician), Amber Nichole Miller (Model), Morris Chestnut (Actor on The Resident -TV Series), Pam Chestnut (Actress), Six Gun Sal, Southern Rock Headlining (Band Members Anthony Appello (Vocals), Dusty Lang (Rhythm Guitar –Army National Guard, Staff Sergeant), Joey Durant (Drums), Ed Fierro (Lead Guitar), Marko Jankovic (Lead Guitar), Matt Geinitz (Bass Guitar), Country Artist Kimberly Dawn (Opening Performance), Soul Bluegrass Artist Scott Gronsky (Opening Performance), Johnny Walker (Seals most trusted interpreter), Jason Tuschen (US Navy Seals Command Master Chief retired) Kim Estes (Emmy Award Winner- US Navy Lieutenant Reserves ’78 –‘86), David B. Meadows (Actor, Producer, Navy Seal), Annie Nelson (Founder of the American Soldier Network), Frank Deville (Musician, 2xGrammy Nomination, Gold & Platinum Records), Native Wayne- Wayne Jobson (Kroq, Sirius XM radio host personality), Andrew Byrniarski (Actor), Patrick Kilpatrick (Actor, Music Producer), Jonathan Marc Stein (Fashion Designer), Simon Lunche (Artist), Patricia Summerland (Original Pro Wrestler- Actor) Al Burke (16 X Professional Wrestling Champion, Actor) Alan Santana (Former Professional Boxer, 2019 Hall of Fame Inductee, Actor), Danielle Martin (Athlete /Model), Nick Appello (MMA Fighter), Bring Them Home Documentary (Hector Barajas, Deported Veteran & founder of Deported Veterans Support House, Robert Walker (Film Producer), Rike Boomgaarden (Film Director), Elaine Carmody, (Producer), and many more.
The VIP Lounge was sponsored by Double Cross Vodka and Positive Beverage who provided a signature cocktail, the ‘Brave Soldier’ with Double Cross Vodka’s premium spirit to treat talent and guests to a tropical berry libation without sugar, calories. Urban Press Winery provided red and white wine, and Hint Water was provided to everyone. Mini Birrieria provided delicious small bites all night long and Bay Cities Paving provided flowers and other items to complete the evening in the VIP Lounge.
The concert and event was presented by Six Gun Entertainment LLC, Alan Santana Production, and the Long Beach Scottish Rite Cultural Centre.