Wall Street Rocks Battle of the Bands officially kicked off its 2013 season on Wednesday night with a sold out show at The Cutting Room in New York City.
Over 600 supporters came to cheer on competing bands that included Mneumonics, Unrestricted Entity, Riffhanger and AlgoRythmics.
The evening, which benefited Wounded Warrior Project, ReserveAid and Operation Finally Home, was emceed by Aron Dutta, global head of financial markets strategy at Cisco, and sponsored by Capco, Davidsohn, Thomson Reuters, Broadridge, Alltech, Nasdaq, TTI and Credit Suisse.
Leslie Kirby, James Macedonio, and George Chrisafis: Photo Credit: Vincent Pelly
Over the last two years, Wall Street Rocks has been able to raise over $350,000 for veteran’s charities and is looking to raise the bar. In attendance and showing her support for Wall Street Rocks was Madame Mayhem who joined founding members Leslie Kirby, James Macedonio, and George Chrisafis at the fundraiser.
Wall Street Rocks is a collaboration of employees in the financial, technology and entertainment industries, who are passionate about giving support to heroic Americans who serve the nation, including military veterans and first responders. The organization is excited to be supporting Operation Finally Home for the first time, a non-profit that was founded in 2005 that provides custom-made mortgage free homes to wounded and disabled veterans and widows of the fallen, in an effort to get their lives back on track and become productive members of their communities.
Round 2 of Wall Street Rocks Battle of the Bands will taking place on September 18th at The Cutting Room in New York City, followed by the finale at Roseland Ballroom in NYC on Thursday, December 5th with a special performance that is to be announced.
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