The Black Moods and Damon Johnson
w/ Special Acoustic Performance by Andy Schmidt of STIR
Benefit concert to support Spirit of Discovery Park … a theme park for EVERY Body, coming soon to St. Louis, designed for those with mental and physical disabilities
ON SALE • GA $22 | VIP Ticket $75.00 includes:
• Early Entry
• Acoustic Performance by The Black Moods & Damon Johnson
• M&G with The Black Moods & Damon Johnson
• Food provided by Salt and Smoke
AGES • All Ages | $2 Minor Surcharge at Door
TIME • Doors 7pm | Show 7:30pm
Spirit of Discovery Park will be the nation’s second 100% accessible amusement and water park specially designed for people of ALL abilities.This non-profit attraction is planned to be built in the St. Louis region and will be known as “A place for EVERY body”. More information about Spirit of Discovery Park can be found on their website at www.spiritofdiscoverypark.com.
“There are so many children, adults and wounded warriors across our country who don’t have access to a theme park where they can just let go and enjoy life because of their disability,” said Jamie Vann, Founder and President of Spirit of Discovery Park. “We want to give them a place where they can feel the wind in their face and have a fun time in a park without limitations.”
General Admission tickets to this show are $22 ($25 day of show). It is an all-ages event with a $2 minor surcharge at the door. Tickets are available at the Delmar Hall box office, Suite 100 at The Pageant, all Ticketmaster outlets and at ticketmaster.com.
A VIP dinner option for the event is available for $75 that will include a meet & greet, pre-show acoustic performance, a commemorative poster, dinner provided by Salt and Smoke restaurant, early entry into Delmar Hall and a GA show ticket. All ticket proceeds will benefit Spirit of Discovery Park.
“I can’t wait to return to my home state to help this fantastic cause and give our fans a great night of rock ‘n roll,” Said Josh Kennedy, lead singer/guitarist for The Black Moods. “We have always loved the music of Brother Cane, so we are excited to share the stage with Damon Johnson and the first time I was ever at Delmar Hall was to see STIR, so performing there with Andy Schmidt is going to be really cool.”
Damon Johnson has been a triple threat — guitarist, singer, songwriter — since his early days of fronting Brother Cane and scoring three No. 1 singles on rock radio in the 1990s (“Got No Shame”, “And Fools Shine On”, and “I Lie In The Bed I Make”). With that band, he honed his craft with relentless touring and support slots with the likes of Van Halen, Aerosmith and Robert Plant. Since then Johnson has co-written songs for Stevie Nicks, Carlos Santana, Steven Tyler, and Sammy Hagar. He toured the world for several years as guitarist for Alice Cooper and in 2011 he joined legendary Irish rock group, Thin Lizzy. In 2013 the core of that band morphed into a new group, Black Star Riders, and released three well-received albums. Johnson, now committed to his solo career, released the self-produced ‘Memoirs Of An Uprising’ on his own Double Dragon Records imprint in March of 2019. www.damonjohnson.com
Speaking of triple threats, The Black Moods are a three-piece rock band that is quickly gaining national recognition. Missouri native, Josh Kennedy, is the frontman/guitarist for the band who now calls Arizona home. Last year their single “Bella Donna” got it’s first airplay on KSHE 95 and went on to spend 15 weeks on the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream Rock Charts. The Black Moods are spending the early part of 2019 touring with the Gin Blossoms and Whitesnake. It’s a good illustration of The Black Moods type of straight-ahead rock-n-roll that they can appeal to both of those audiences on different ends of the rock music spectrum. With two albums under their belt, they are putting the finishing touches on a planned 2019 release recorded with Grammy Award-nominated producer Johnny Karkazis. Meanwhile, their current single “Bad News” just cracked the Billboard Top 40 Mainstream Rock Chart at No. 39 for the week ending April 9. www.theblackmoods.com
Originally from St. Charles, Mo., STIR lead singer/guitarist Andy Schmidt, will be returning home for a special acoustic performance at this event. After over a decade long hiatus, STIR reunited in 2016 and has performed a handful of shows to the delight of their hometown fans in the St. Louis area. The band, whose albums include Capitol Records releases “Stir” (1996) and “Holy Dogs” (2000) toured the country and internationally opening for bands including Creed, Collective Soul, 3 Doors Down, Tonic, and Train.