WESFEST 8 Raises Over $19,000 of $25,000 GoalÂ Reached To Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College of Music on March 3 at The Roxy in Hollywood
This yearâ€™sÂ WESFEST 8Â line-up features the live debut of headlinerÂ BRENDON SMALLâ€™S GALAKTIKON! The attraction of such a huge, unique concert experience combined with this important scholarship benefit has drawn the attention of music fans far and wide â€“ so much so that Berklee College of Music has almost reached its 2013 scholarship fund goal of $25,000! The fund is currently at $19,000 â€“ only $6,000 away from the projected goal! For directions on how to donate to the fund and buy tickets toÂ WESFEST 8, visitwww.weswehmiller.net/wesfest/wesfest-8/.
WESFEST 8: A Concert to Benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College of MusicÂ will take place on March 3, 2013 at The Roxy in Hollywood, CA. The show marks the live debut ofÂ BRENDON SMALLâ€™s GALAKITKON, the critically acclaimed side-project of Brendon Small â€“ the creative mastermind behind the smash-hit animated [adult swim] TV showÂ MetalocalypseÂ and the bandÂ Dethklok.
The live band required to pull off the multi-layered music ofÂ BRENDON SMALLâ€™S GALAKTIKONÂ will contain four guitarists, including L.A.-based guitarist and former Musicians Institute Guitar Program Director Jude Gold (Jefferson Starship, Billy Sheehan), Mike Keneally (Dethklok, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani), Rick Musallam (Ben Taylor, Carly Simon), and Small himself. Additional band members include keyboardist/guitarist Walter Ino; bassist Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, The Aristocrats); drummer Tim Yeung (Morbid Angel); and vocalists Ben Thomas (Zappa Plays Zappa), Kira Small (Peter Frampton, Martina McBride), Ali Handal (Neil Young, Paul Williams) and Jude Crossen (Patti Austin, Lee Ritenour, Phil Perry). This yearâ€™s line-up also features Derek Frank, Ali Handal, Janet Robin, Joe Travers & Friends, Colin Keenan, and Danny Mo & The Exciters (featuring 2012 Wehmiller Scholarship winner Jed Lingat).
WESFEST 8Â advance tickets are available through March 1 for $35 per pair of tickets or $20 per single ticket. Tickets are $30 each at the door.
WESFEST 8Â is a benefit concert whose net proceeds go to benefit the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship at Berklee College Of Music. The scholarship fund honors Wes Wehmiller (1971-2005), a Berklee graduate (â€™92) and highly accomplished bassist, athlete and photographer who died of thyroid cancer in January 2005. Established by his family and friends, the Wes Wehmiller Endowed Scholarship is awarded annually to a continuing student at Berklee who best exemplifies the excellence and grace Wehmiller showed as a bassist and as a human being. TheÂ WESFESTÂ concert series and related fundraising drive has raised more than $150,000 over the past seven years. This year, the goal is to raise $25,000.