Chuck Brennan, CEO of Dollar Loan Center and namesake of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, doesn't do anything halfway. To celebrate the grand opening of the Brennan Rock & Roll Academy, the businessman, philanthropist and former music industry executive is planning the biggest entertainment event ever held in Sioux Falls South Dakota and recently added comedian George Lopez to a celebrity-packed week of performances.
Brennan is a native of Sioux Falls and helped develop the academy to serve Boys & Girls Clubs members in the area. After a $250,000 initial donation and commitment to financially support the program for the next 20 years, Brennan enlisted some of his famous friends to help celebrate its grand opening.
The star-studded events kick off with a performance by Night Ranger, one of America's most prolific rock bands, on Tuesday March 26. World-famous comedians George Lopez and Louie Anderson bring a night of laughter on Wednesday March 27 with help from Rick and Cory Harrison from the hit reality series "Pawn Stars." Alice Cooper rocks the house on Thursday March 28 with a little help from rock & roll super-stars including Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer of KISS, Robby Krieger of the DOORS, Sebastian Bach, and Joey Allen of WARRANT. The Boys & Girls Club members get their very own rock concert on Saturday afternoon March 30 with 80's rock tribute sensation HAIRBALL. That same evening HAIRBALL is joined by Vince Neil of Motley Crue and Stephen Pearcy of RATT bring down the house.
Tickets are now available at www.brennanrockandrollacademy.com. All shows are fundraisers to benefit the Academy and Boys & Girls Club of the Sioux Empire, with a free open house on March 29 that includes facility tours for the public. Sponsorships are also available.
"This will be an experience that has never happened before and will likely never happen again," said Brennan. "These performers are friends and support my dream of bringing the joys of rock music to kids who would otherwise never be exposed to it. There are so many benefits of music education and I am very grateful that these legendary entertainment icons can help the children of Sioux Falls."