How far would you go to encourage your kids? That seems like a valid question, right? We all want the best for our kids and we all want them to be as happy as possible. Local father, Thomas Grattan is making the dreams of his kids happen in a big way and we are all invited to watch his project take shape.
Grattan has two sons in a band that plays regular gigs in Modesto at local high school events, cafes and restaurants. They wanted to step up their game a bit and their father offered to do what it took to make their dreams happen. One might think that someone in this position would buy their kids a new instrument or maybe sign them up for more lessons.
Grattan went bigger.
On Sunday April 29, the band that Grattan’s Boys are in, High Voltage will step onto the stage at the State Theatre and perform with a group of musicians that their father has brought together to play along side of and inspire the boys. The line-up includes Kid Charlemagne with Johnny and Kelly, Hari Kari, Offshore and Neil Buettner and Matt Harrington.
Getting a line-up together that essentially makes up the who’s who of the local music scene was not enough for Grattan. He also hired West Coast Sound and Light to design and build one of the biggest and wildest rock n’ roll lighting and sound set-ups that has ever been assembled at the State Theatre, commissioned Fuzio to cater the event and had a truckload of merchandise made to sell at the event.
The kicker is this – Tickets for the show are only $10 and families are welcome. Grattan has designed the event to appeal to music fans of all ages. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the State Theatre’s Youth Music Program.
This is a show that you should try to make it to. This is where you will see dreams come alive right in front of you. This will cost you about the same price as a trip to the movies and will keep you happy and dancing for over four hours. This is more than a concert. This is a celebration of our future. This is pure inspiration. Let’s show these boys what it feels like to perform to a sold-out house. We can easily make this happen as a community.
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