WILMINGTON — The Murphy Theatre rocked into its second century Saturday night with the Rock the Block theatre fundraiser presented by the Clinton County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
“It was a great night all-around,” said Clinton County CVB Executive Director Susan Valentine-Scott. “The acts were great with really high energy.”
“And, most importantly, we raised a lot of money for the Murphy.”
The event featured Firehouse, Jack Russell’s Great White, the AC/DC tribute band Dirty Deeds, Ozzy Osbourne tribute act Ultimate Ozzy, and Push: A Dio Tribute, plus emcee Goat from “Full Throttle Saloon.“
She said that there were no reported security incidents related to the show.
Valentine-Scott added that it took a small army of local people to make the event a success including the staff and crew of the Murphy Theatre, the City of Wilmington, WPD Sgt. Ron Fithen, Dan Gray, many volunteers, the Wilmington News Journal and “everyone who supported this event.”
More rockin’ set
Valentine-Scott added that, for fans of old-school rock, there’s more in store locally featuring Molly Hatchet along with Moccasin Creek during the upcoming Jeep Jam, which will combine with the monthly Third Friday Party at the Mural Aug. 17 in downtown Wilmington featuring the Jeep Show & Shine.
Then on Saturday, Aug. 18 Jeep Jam continues at the Clinton County Fairgrounds featuring “a great weekend of family fun along with safe and responsible off-roading. There will be obstacle courses, trails and some of the largest off-road vendors in the country..”
For more information, visit clintoncountyohio.com .