Bobby Bandiera Rocks the Basie for Final Hope Concert

The 2018 Holiday Season lit up for Parker Family Health Center Sunday night as Bobby Bandiera brought his Hope 10 - The Final Hope Concert to the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. This year’s concert will benefit both Parker Family Health Center and POAC Autism Services, a non profit organization offering education, events and support services for the autistic community throughout New Jersey.

Videos featuring POAC and the Parker Family Health Center kicked off the event with Tim McLoone and the Shirleys as well as Big Joe Henry from NJ101.5FM priming the crowd for the night’s main event. One last video, honoring Bobby Bandiera for all his years of community caring, played out before Bandiera took the stage and from then on the music never stopped. Guest stars abounded with The Smithereens, The Weeklings, Gary U.S. Bonds and Southside Johnny all making special appearances adding to the night’s excitement.

Since the first Hope Concert held in 2003, Bandiera’s Hope Concerts have raised several million dollars for local charitable organizations. This year’s concert raised over $200,000! The Parker Family Health Center is extremely grateful to everyone who donated their time and effort to this wonderful event and we are forever grateful to our good friend Bobby Bandiera.

Jeanne Wagner