Sponsored by Rosemarie & Louis Aloia and Family, Garfield NJ

Saturday, April 13, 2024

The Rockit Live Foundation is honored to showcase the music of Garfield’s Eddie and David Brigati by presenting “A Celebration of Garfield’s Brigati Brothers” on April 13th at Hackensack Performing Arts Center (HACPAC).

Eddie Brigati is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, founding member of The Young Rascals, and sits on the Rockit Live Foundation Artist Advisory board, personally mentoring and consistently championing Rockit Academy musicians.

Eddie credits his big brother, David Brigati, for launching his career. David Brigati started as lead singer of the Hi-Fives and then joined Joey Dee and the Starliters. Sometimes referred to as “the fifth Rascal”, David’s voice can be heard on most every Rascals song recorded.

The Young Rascals became paragons of blue-eyed soul. Eddie’s gift of combining lead and spiritual harmonies with meaningful song lyrics helped launch The Young Rascals to nine singles in the Top 20 Billboard Hot 100, with three of them reaching #1 between 1966-1968. The band got its start out of the Choo Choo Club in Garfield, NJ where Eddie and David remain loyal to their native hometown.

The Rockit Live Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to help develop, nurture, and inspire young musicians to reach their full artistic potential through music education offered at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, NJ. The foundation’s defining focus is outreach, music education, scholarships, and to reach all aspiring artists at every level of economic status.

At its core, Rockit Live Foundation’s “Rockit Academy” is the leading live performance music school in New Jersey. Talented students are chosen regardless of their financial well-being, with the Rockit Live Foundation funding numerous scholarships to the program each year. Artist Advisory members include Eddie and Susan Brigati, Maureen and Steven Van Zandt, Carmine Appice, Ricky Byrd, Rich Russo, Mark Weiss, and Steve Lacey.

Together with Eddie Brigati, the Rockit Live Foundation launched the Eddie Brigati Honors Scholarship. This honors program was created to acknowledge Rockit Academy students who go above and beyond to fulfill the mission of the organization by demonstrating a strong work ethic in pursuit of achieving full artistic potential, continuously participating in community service events, and consistently being a team player. This “Groovin’” band will pay tribute to Eddie and David by performing songs by The Young Rascals, as well as songs David Brigati sang over the course of his career. And of course, Eddie Brigati and his very special guest artists will join on stage to pay tribute!

The night’s celebration will also include additional Rockit Academy students performing 60’s classics, leaving audiences stunned at the caliber of music performed by young musicians.

It is with great pride that the Rockit Live Foundation will host this tribute to Garfield’s own Brigati Brothers. We hope that you will help share in the future of our young musicians. Support can be provided via tax deductible sponsorships and donations, detailed in the attached. For more information on the Rockit Live Foundation, please visit our website at www.rockitacademy.org.

For information regarding the event, sponsorships or in-kind donations, please contact Samantha Grande at accounting@rockitacademy.org or call 732-936-5400, option 2.

– Peace, Harmony & Love from The Rockit Live Foundation

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Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Your donations to the Rockit Live Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, allows us to bring music to serious minded musicians, regardless of their background, enabling them to continue their studies in a more elite, professional and nurturing manner. Through private instruction, live performances, and community outreach, our musicians go on to thrive as artists and future leaders in their communities. Please help to support Rockit’s mission to create a better world through music.

$10,000 – “A Beautiful Morning” Event Naming Sponsor – Sold

  • Naming sponsorship for the event (i.e. “A Celebration of Garfield’s Brigati Brothers”,
    Sponsored by ABC Company)
  • Company Name will appear on all ads, web, posters, social media, press and Playbill
  • 8 Tickets w/Premier Seating and Early Access

 

$7,500 – Eddie Brigati Honors Scholarship Program

  • Supports one year of the honors program for 6-8 Rockit Academy students
  • Covers the cost of event production, lessons and rehearsals for honors students
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor on website, press, Playbill and social media
  • 4 Tickets w/Premier Seating and Early Access

 

$5,000 – David Brigati Vocal Scholarship

  • One Year Scholarship for one Rockit Academy Vocalist
  • Includes session fee, rehearsals, and private lessons for four sessions
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor on website, press, Playbill and social media
  • 4 Tickets w/Premier Seating and Early Access

 

$2,500 – “Peppermint Twist” Vocal Scholarship

  • Half Year Scholarship for one Rockit Academy Vocalist
  • Includes session fee, rehearsals, and private lessons for two sessions
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor on website, press, Playbill and social media
  • 4 Tickets w/Premier Seating and Early Access

 

$1,000 – “Good Lovin’” Keyboard Scholarship

  • Supports one Rockit Academy keyboardist
  • Provides session fee, rehearsals, and private lessons for one session
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor on website, Playbill and social media
  • 2 Tickets w/Premier Seating and Early Access

 

$1,000 – “Freedom’s Child” Drum Scholarship – Sold

  • Supports one Rockit Academy drummer
  • Provides session fee, rehearsals, and private lessons for one session
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor on website, Playbill and social media
  • 2 Tickets w/Premier Seating and Early Access

 

$1,000 – “How Can I Be Sure” Bass/Guitar Scholarship – Sold

  • Supports one Rockit Academy bassist
  • Provides session fee, rehearsals, and private lessons for one session
  • Acknowledgement as sponsor on website, Playbill and social media
  • 2 Tickets w/Premier Seating and Early Access

Additional donation opportunities can be found at www.rockitacademy.org/donate.

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    Eddie Brigati Honors Scholarship Program

    $7,500.00
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  • ROCKIT LOGO SCREEN SHOT Donations

    David Brigati Vocal Scholarship

    $5,000.00
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  • ROCKIT LOGO SCREEN SHOT Donations

    “Peppermint Twist” Vocal Scholarship

    $2,500.00
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  • ROCKIT LOGO SCREEN SHOT Donations

    “Good Lovin’” Keyboard Scholarship

    $1,000.00
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