Legendary guitarist Slash
(GUNS N' ROSES
, VELVET REVOLVER
) will attend the first ever student concert on September 28 at the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy
in Sioux Falls to support both the academy and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire.
Brennan Rock & Roll Academy
founder and Dollar Loan Center CEO, Chuck Brennan
, had the pleasure of meeting the legendary guitarist Slash
at Rock Fest
in Cadott, Wisconsin, where Slash
opened for KISS
. Earlier that day, KISS
made a stop by the Academy for a dedication of the KISS
hit it off from the get go and started discussing the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy
and the fact that it's the first-ever free music program for the children of the Boys and Girls Clubs. "Slash
was so impressed that he immediately wanted to get involved and show his support to the academy and the kids," Brennan
will be the first celebrity rock star to watch the kids perform and see their concert."
But that was not enough for Slash
. When he found out that one of the student bands had chosen the GUNS N' ROSES
version of "Knocking On Heaven's Door"
, he insisted that he get up and jam with the kids.
"Can you even begin to comprehend how cool it's going to be for these kids who just learned how to play and are performing their first little concert in front of their peers to play with Slash
The student concert at the academy will feature three student bands that have been learning how to play instruments and rehearsing since the academy opened in April. The concert is NOT open to the public, which makes it even more special for the children.
After the show, Slash
will meet the students and offer words of encouragement.
"This is a HUGE deal for not only the students and academy but also the community. This music program has taken on a life of its own around the country — having Slash
brings it to the next level for sure," said Brennan
The Brennan Rock & Roll Academy
is the first music program EVER in support of the Boys and Girls Club. Brennan
made a 20-year commitment to the incredible program and facility in which the costs will exceed over $3,600,000.
"This academy means the world to me — it is in my home town and I myself was a member of the Boys and Girls Club growing up. It is amazing to receive so much support from iconic rock stars," Brennan
"Since opening in April, many iconic rock stars have visited the academy and performed including KISS
, Alice Cooper
, Vince Neil
, Robby Krieger
, NIGHT RANGER
and even George Lopez
," adds Brennan
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