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Internationally recognized rock stars help raise money for local charities

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MADISON (WKOW) --  Butch Vig and Duke Erikson of Garbage along with several of their friends including Freedy Johnston will get their band together for a one-night-only concert at the Barrymore Theater to do something good for two Madison charities: Joey’s Song and Gio’s Garden.

The Know-It-All Boyfriends, who normally get together for small, family and friend-type affairs, will be joined on stage by several other well-known rock stars including Sammy Llanas, formerly of The BoDeans, Fox Valley Native Cory Chisel and Kelly Hogan. 

Tickets are $20 for the December 11 event which kicks off at 8:00 p.m.

There will be more than just music at the Barrymore Theater that night; bid on fantastic auction items including signed guitars and sports packages as well as raffles. Proceeds will go to the two charities as the musicians are going to be rocking purely for the joy of playing music and raising money!  

The concert is the brain-child of Joey’s Song founder, Michael Gomoll. It will be the second time the Know-It-All-Boyfriends play for the Joey’s Song concert, now in its 5th year! Joey’s Song uses music to raise money for epilepsy awareness and projects that benefit special needs children. Named after Michael’s son Joey, who passed away from a seizure in 2010, Joey’s Song has raised more than $200,000! All money raised by Joey’s Song events goes directly to epilepsy research and other foundations. It is a purely volunteer organization. 

Gio’s Garden is a non-profit therapeutic respite center for children with special needs, ages birth through six years.  Services are provided to families at no charge. Families receive 24 hours of care a month, or 6 hours per week. Children benefit from the therapeutic services as well as an opportunity to socialize and learn early separation. Parents can enjoy a few hours of rest while knowing their special needs child is cared for by highly qualified individuals.

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