The February edition of the monthly entertainment filled fundraising event Mondays Dark with Mark Shunock took place on Monday evening, July 15 inside Vinyl at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
This month’s chosen charity was Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Nevada. Their mission is “Thinking globally, acting locally to provide resources for children and their families. As pioneers of providing family-centered care, RMHC strives to be part of the solution in improving the lives of children and their families, providing programs that strengthen families during difficult times”.
The theme for the evening was “The Music of Elton John” featuring an incredible lineup of singers and musicians that donated their talent and time in support of the worthy cause. Musical director/singer and keyboard player Kenny Davidson, accompanied by back up singers Jassen Allen and Francesca Camus, kicked off the show with his rendition of Philadelphia Freedom. The lineup followed with Jerry Jones singing “Saturday Nights All Right” followed by Mikki May with “Sad Song”; Chris Lash singing “Rocket Man”; Jassen Allen with the song “Elaborate Lives”, from the musical “AIDA”; Skye Dee Miles sang “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”; Sarah Hester Ross sang “Crocodile Rock”; Chadwick Johnson gave his rendition of “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me”; Martin Kaye tickled the keys and sang “Benny & the Jets”; Vanessa LeGrand was joined on stage by Carrot Top for “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”; Travis Cloer gave a beautiful version of “Yellow Brick Road”; and Mark Shunock took the stage singing “I Guess Thats Why They Call It The Blues” and the group finale was “Your Song”. A new segment called “In The News” was taken from actual, off the wall articles that appeared in publications.
As of this date, the series of Mondays Dark has raised over $250,000 to support local charitable organizations. All proceeds from the evening’s fundraising event, including ticket sales and a silent auction, will go to Ronald McDonald Charities.
Next month’s edition of Mondays Dark, which will have the theme, “City By The Bay” the music of the San Francisco Bay Area, will benefit the Firefighters of Southern Nevada Burn Foundation.
Advance tickets are $20, $30 at the door. No where else can you some of the city’s best entertainers perform on one stage while at the same time helping to support a worthy local charity. http://www.mondaysdark.com #mondaysdark https://www.facebook.com/mondaysdarkvegas