Autism Rocks began with an idea from David Kahle and his son, Parker, over a decade ago. The event started as a benefit show for Parker when he was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder. After a successful first show, David knew it had to keep going so more families could support their loved ones with disabilities. Now as part of the Ken Anderson Alliance, we are proud to support the show in its 13th year.
The Who, What, and Where
Autism Rocks 13 presented by the Heidt Family Foundation kicks off at 11 a.m. on February 20 and rocks on until 7 p.m. The main event takes place at Lori’s Roadhouse, located at 4924 Union Centre Pavilion in West Chester Township.
Additional local bars will have viewing parties to catch live-streamed action and hosting live bands. In Cincinnati, you can visit the Little River Bar & Grill in Oregonia, Monkey Bar & Grille in Maineville, MVP Bar & Grille in Cincinnati, 13 Below Brewery in Saylor Park, or Talon Tavern in Milford. In Lawrenceburg, you can visit The Possum Saloon.
In addition to the rockin’ performances, there will be a virtual silent auction including signed sports memorabilia, dining, entertainment and more. At each venue, food and beverages are available for purchase.
Band Lineup at Autism Rocks 13
The main attraction of the event is our seven star bands representing a wide-range of musical styles from rock, to ‘80s classics, country and more. The tentative lineup for the day includes:
- Melodic Connections 11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
- DeJa’Vu (‘60s cover band) 12:30-1:15 p.m.
- Blue Spectrum (Blues) 1:40-2:25 p.m.
- Audio Graffiti (Top 40 party band) 2:50-3:35 p.m.
- Sweet Sister Mercy (‘80s big hair band) 4-4:45 p.m.
- Marsha Brady 5:10-5:55 p.m.
- Four Aces 6:20-7 p.m.
Our Thanks To…
Autism Rocks 13 would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Please demonstrate your appreciation by giving them a follow on social media and supporting their businesses.
Thank you to our seven awesome bands Melodic Connections, DeJa’Vu, Blue Spectrum, Audio Graffiti, Sweet Sister Mercy, Marsha Brady and Four Acres for performing and donating their time and talent in support of adults with disabilities.
We are thrilled by the support and send our heartfelt thanks to the Heidt Family Foundation! Your continued support of Autism Rocks ensures that adults across Cincinnati have access to the resources they need so they can LIVE, WORK, and ENGAGE in the community.
We are greatly appreciative of our Quarterback Sponsors: Connetic Ventures and BSI Engineering, as well as our Touchdown Sponsor: Safe Haven Farms and Analysis Express. We are thankful for our MVP Sponsors: Key Bank, Impact Autism Foundation, Inspector Chris LLC, McGill Smith Pushon Design, Ohio Eagle Distributing, Grimes Consulting LLC and Pi・E3 Financial Collaborative.
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All proceeds benefit the Ken Anderson Alliance, offering LIVE, WORK, and ENGAGE opportunities for adults with disabilities.