We came together through the dream of Stan Gibson, a local musician, fan and compassionate humanitarian. He created a page on Facebook called "Baltimore Bands from the 70s 80s 90s" with the intention of bringing together musicians, fans, music venues and members of the vibrant golden age of LIVE music in the Baltimore Metro area. With a little help from his friends, HE BUILT IT about 5 years ago AND THEY CAME! We are a virtual community of 7,500+ avid lovers of LIVE music, and growing.
With the tremendous success of the Facebook page with membership growing daily, Stan dreamed of bringing the online community together in a LIVE music event! In October 2013, our first Stanstock event, this dream was realized and came to be known as STANSTOCK. After successful follow-up events in 2014 and 2015, Stanstock has become an annual Baltimore musical tradition. We have a humanitarian purpose - raising funds for cancer research and treatment and for wounded veteran rehabilitation. The results we produced over the past three events were beyond our imaginings. Relationships were renewed as bands, fans, and the nightclub community from "back in the day" were reunited. More importantly, however, we met our fund raising objectives and presented all net proceeds to two charities affiliated with Johns Hopkins Centers for Cancer Research and Treatment, and to the Catch A Lift veterans project. In 2016 we are partnering with The Hope and Peace Foundation on September 11th for a ceremony remembering not only those who died on 9/11 but also honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the wars since 9/11.
The dream continues. All musicians gather together and donate their time and talents to this worthy cause. All volunteer staff work on this project throughout the year pre-event and day of the event, donating their tireless support and energy to make STANSTOCK a success. We are happy to say that our Corporate Sponsorship is growing to include more support each year.
BUT WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP!
Children with cancer are fighting a life-and-death battle to regain their health and rightful place in the larger community. Wounded vets are struggling to regain control over their civilian lives.
YOU CAN HELP US TO HELP THEM!
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