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An effort to say “Thank you” to first responders and everyday heroes was a great success. The “Thank a thousand heroes” is a pledge to personally donate 1,000 free concert tickets to healthcare workers, firefighters, police and community volunteers.

Those who received the tickets were treated to live concerts during the Adelphia Summer Concert Series and had a great time under the stars at the outdoor event.

The idea came from “Fat Ric” DeRubeis, radio personality and head of entertainment and promotions at Adelphia. “We partnered with Memorial Health System to make the event a reality”, DeRubeis said. “It was our way of saying thank you to our frontline healthcare workers and first responders. We are all happy to be celebrating live music together again.

The concert series took place at Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta and the next show will be on Friday August 27, with a performance by The Lonely Ones, formerly Bobaflex. Formed in the summer of 2019, The Lonely Ones are a four-piece vocal-oriented hard rock band with an ear for melody and a distinctive hard rock sound. They released five independent singles throughout the COVID pandemic. Other stage numbers include Ra, Sunflower Dead, and September Mourning.

Tickets are still available for the August 27 concert at Adelphia Music Hall, located at 203 Second St. in historic Marietta, and can be purchased at the door and online at Doors open at 6 p.m. and start of the show at 7 p.m.

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