Four music acts are slated to perform at BreadFest One, an all-ages rock festival aimed at teenagers, on Saturday, June 14, at Magnolia Park’s The Lighthouse. Broken Bread, Doma Carta and Helen of Troi bring their rock and roll sounds to the venue, with Sonny Blaze scheduled to open the concert.
“This isn’t praise and worship music,” says Broken Bread keyboardist Steve Saracino, who also organized the event. “It’s rock and roll music for an everyday world.”
“Rock and roll has always been about the message – the message of social reform, of love, of living together – for me,” he adds.
“Christian rock refines that message even more towards peace and love. All of those things that have been made cliches are still important… living together as one and sharing our lives together as people who live on this planet.”
The concert is free and open to all ages, although a $10 per person donation is suggested. A CD music sampler of the BreadFest bands will be given to those who make a donation of any amount.
Those who respond to Saracino with the number of expected attendees via email at email@example.com in advance of the concert will also receive a reply email with a coupon for a free food item at the event.
“I still love rock and roll and this music still does it for me,” Saracino, who’s been playing in rock bands since 1964, says.
Saracino credits Aurora Rowland-Martinez and Troi Ge for their work and assistance to put together the inaugural rock festival.
The Lighthouse at Magnolia Park is located at the United Methodist Church at 2828 W. Magnolia Boulevard. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the event winds down around 10:00 p.m.