One Hero at a Time: Spc Bryant Jacobs & Family tomorrow

EVENT INFORMATIONOne Hero at a Time 2015 Bands

“One Hero at a Time”

What:   Benefit concert for Spc Bryant Jacobs (Ret.) and his family

When: Saturday, April 18, 2014
Doors open at 12pm
1p-8p
*Benefit “Out and Back” Ride:  Kick stands up 9:30am leaving from outside CasaBlanca event center

Location:  CasaBlanca Event Center

Admission:  Donations of $20 accepted at door.  Cash or checks made payable to Bryant Jacobs only.  Under 18 yrs old must be accompanied by an adult.

Event Description:

Live bands will be playing all day.  There will be special video showings and also on-going raffle drawings. Bar concessions will also be open all day.  There will be Veterans Information tables on sight as well.  Spc Bryant Jacobs and his family will be present throughout the day.

9:30a    Bike Ride:  kickstands up 9:30am, leaving from the CasaBlanca Event Center, all welcome!

12pm – Doors open, Casablanca Showroom

1:00p – Host/DJ:  DJ Johnny Utah

Opening Ceremonies

Welcome, Invocation, Honor Guard, National Anthem (Alice Ericksen) & Introductions

1:25p Soul What?   Southern Utah’s favorite classic line-up, playing a high-energy show filled with classic R&B and Funk, from James Brown to Joss Stone.

2:20p  Randy Anderson Band – Country & variety of favorites!  This award-sinning 5 piece band was voited ‘best of las Vegas” in the Las Vegas Review Journal reader’s poll!

3:30p  Show of Shows Patriotic Variety Show!  CasaBlanca’s favorite Variety Show returns to the showroom for a special Patriotic Tribute show!

4:45p  Rockin’ Mockers – The ultimate Rock and Roll, country & blues dance band!

5:40p – John Brooks – Casablanca’s own Elvis Tribute Artist, John Brooks, perform all eras of Elvis’ music from Rockabilly, ’68 Comeback Special, movie hits, gospel and 70’s concert years!

6:45p – Band Company – Tribute to the extraordinary music of “Bad Company” and the music of Paul Rodgers!

7:50p – Yesterday’s Life – Jimi Hendrix Tribute, performing material from the late guitarist’s repertoire before his untimely death in 1970.

Spc. Bryant Jacobs: US Army stationed with the 65th Engineer Battalion out of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

In 2004, he and his Battalion were deployed to Iraq.  Their missions included the following: route clearance, building up the F.O.B. (Forward Operating Base), disposing of any type of munitions they found, taking care of IED’s found.  On December 3rd, escorting some troops to the air base in Kirkuk, the convoy was hit by an IED.  Bryant was thrown from his Humvee.  In massive amounts of pain he didn’t wake up until three weeks later at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.  Bryant’s injuries were extensive.  He was missing his large intestine, half of his left calf, inner part of right thigh and part of his index finger; he had “drop foot” in both feet, a broken right femur, scars all over, and nerve damage in right leg.  After 22 months and over 40 surgeries, he was medically retired from the Army and returned home to Utah in 2006.  After many years and more surgeries, on March 18th, 2014 the VA decided to amputate his right leg.  There were some complications and he endured yet another surgery after that.  He received his first prosthetic leg in June of 2014 and doing better.  Bryant has degree in Communications, likes snowboarding and was able to complete the NYC marathon in October on his hand cycle!  He is currently training for the Los Angeles marathon in March.   Bryant is married with two stepdaughters.

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