Haute Scene NYC: Lou Gramm & Ian Mellencamp Rocked Out for Charity at Highline Ballroom

Lou Gramm, George Chrisafis
Lou Gramm, George Chrisafis

Photo Credit: Vincent Pelly

Last week, Wall Street Rocks hosted a benefit concert at Highline Ballroom. This end of year show benefited ReserveAid, which provides financial support to Reservists and National Guard members who are currently deployed or who have recently returned from deployment.

The emcee of the night was 104.3’s own DJ Jonathan ‘JC’ Clarke. The event featured an opening act by Ian Mellencamp. American rock vocal legend Lou Gramm, who is the voice of Foreigner, headlined the event and performed various hits including “I Want to Know What Love Is” with The Anthony Morgan Inspirational Choir of Harlem as backing vocals.

Wall Street Rocks co-founder George Chrisafis thanked the crowd of more than 300 supporters. Sponsors of the event include Enterprise Iron, Broadridge, Altech Consulting Services, Amazon, Intuitive Technology Partners, Clover Communications management, Koufax, Global id, Software AG, Sena Hill, Zerto, and Sphere Technology Solutions. Chrisafis also spoke on the importance of giving back to the nation’s veterans.

Wall Street Rocks is a collaboration of employees in the financial, technology and entertainment industries, who are passionate about giving support to the heoic individuals who has or is currently serving our nation, including military veterans and first responders. Since its inception, Wall Street Rocks has raised over $350,000 for the nation’s heroes.

The organization raises funds by hosting entertainment-based events throughout the year. Each event are designed to bring people together to raise awareness, and most importantly, to raise money to help the nation’s veterans. For more information about Wall Street Rocks, please visit www.wallstreetrocks.org.