Last year, rockers Everclear performed in Honolulu to raise money for leukemia patient Tony Harrison at the Rock Against Cancer Benefit. After raising $12,000 for Harrison’s bone marrow transplant (he has fully recovered), the band decided to come back for a second round of altruism with another concert. This time, 100 percent of the proceeds will aid in the renovation of the pediatric and infant ICU units at Kapiolani Medical Center.
Veterans of BayFest in Kaneohe, Everclear are no strangers to these Islands. But they weren’t planning on performing when they visited last year. “They weren’t playing at the time,” says Dustin Schoedel, Director of Marketing for one of the event’s sponsors, RZO, LLC. “[But] once they realized that this kid they knew was diagnosed with leukemia, they knew they could help him by coming down [and performing]. It reinvigorated them.”
In addition to Everclear (who performs just before midnight), local funky, jazzy, urban rock group Kings of Spade takes the stage at 10:30 p.m. The night kicks off with I Digress, Color & Contrast, Ignite the Red and A Shot at Sundown. There will also be a silent auction featuring a koa wood guitar handmade by JDC Guitars and signed by Everclear, an iPhone 5, a weekend rental of a motorcycle from Montgomery Motors plus a few smaller items.