3RD ANNUAL AUTISM ROCKS CONCERT TO BE HELD AT THE 3RD ST. PROMENADE IN SANTA MONICA, CA
Scheduled For Sunday, Sept. 16
- Genre : More Music
- Type: News
- Author : Team ARTISTdirect
- Date : Thu, 23 Aug 2018
The 3rd Annual Autism Rocks concert, which is organized by the nonprofit Swag Squad Inc., is being held at the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica from 3-5pm on Sunday, September 16, 2018. It will be an afternoon of celebration, and an opportunity for people on the autism spectrum to showcase their talents.
This year’s Autism Rocks show will be hosted by the founder of Autism Rocks and Secretary of Swag Squad Inc., Alex Lin. The concert will be headlined by Dylan Dunlap, Logan Heroes, Elvis Suissa (frontman for Three Bad Jacks), and Miracle Project Live, featuring Soulshocka. The two previous Autism Rocks concerts were held at Universal Citywalk in Hollywood with American Idol’s James Durbin, Adanna Duru, and YouTube sensation Travis Atreo, among others. Shawn Mendes and NBA superstar Blake Griffin also supported this cause in previous years.
“I am a 19 year-old kid with mild Asperger's Syndrome,” reveals Alex Lin. “I started this concert with one mission in mind: to spread awareness and educate others on the topic of autism. Growing up as a person with Asperger’s, I felt like no one understood or supported me, so I wanted to create an event that would educate others and showcase the talents of people with autism, and illustrate that people on the spectrum are as talented and valuable as anyone else.
“Additionally, I started this concert as a way to honor my grandmother Grace’s legacy. She always loved and understood me unconditionally, even though I was considered different to everyone else. So I wanted to make sure that my Grandmother's unconditional love would be given to the rest of the autism community, because they also deserve every inch of the love my late grandmother gave to me.”
For more information or to donate, please visit: autismrocksla.com.