Announcing The Authentic Records’ Unsanctioned & Uncensored Triathlon After Party & Benefit

June 17th, 2008

Authentic Records ArtistsI got it into my head a few months ago that it would be a good idea to run the Hy-Vee Triathlon, and then play a rock show afterwards. And who were my Authentic Records label mates to disagree?

Little did we know that our beloved Hawkeye State would be submerged beneath one of the worst floods in its history. So now it’s official:

Announcing The Authentic Records’ Unsanctioned & Uncensored Hy-Vee Triathlon After Party & Benefit Show. Join us after the big race (Sunday, June 22) at AK’s Beaverdale in Des Moines, Iowa.

Proceeds from sales of my brand-new CD, “The Invention Of Everything Else,”, an Authentic Records silent auction, and forthcoming charity EP plus cash donations will all benefit the United Way of Central Iowa. Details:

June, 22 8pm-12am
AK O’Connors
4050 Urbandale Ave
Beaverdale, Iowa

Benjamin Wagner
Josh Davis
Tony Bohnenkamp
Fat Andy’s Will Petersen & Jim Stockberger
The Nadas’ Mike Butterworth & Jason Walsmith
And More!!!

Silent auction items include:

– Mike Butterworth on your voicemail
– Signed and framed photograph by Jason Walsmith
– Personalized Benjamin Wagner song
– Complete 2008 Authentic Records discography
– Autographed Nadas t-shirt
– And more!!!

Bidding starts at $20. If you can’t make the show but would like to bid one one of the items, please email me by 8pm CT Sunday, or you can simply make a monetary donation at Authentic Records Online.

What’s more, Sonic Factory Studios’ producer (and Nadas’ bassist) Jon Locker will be on hand to record an all-star version of The Nadas’ “The River” for immediate release as an online-only charity EP. We’ll have more information on that in the coming days.

Meanwhile, we hope to see you Sunday night for this most righteous, rockin’ and worthy event!