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Live Bands to Perform at 30th Anniversary Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers
This year's 30th Anniversary Flyers Wives Fight For Lives Carnival will have Philadelphia Flyers and Phantoms fans dancing and singing along with high demand Philadelphia bands. For the first time in the Carnival's history, fans will enjoy live entertainment provided by Brandywine Valley Talent President Kurt Titchenell and Principal Partner Bill McCue, including performances by local favorites Jellyroll, The Quake and Midnight Hour.

Fans can catch performances by Jellyroll, Midnight Hour and The Quake on the event floor's main stage. Other entertainers, theme bands and DJs will also perform at locations throughout the building to provide musical entertainment for fans of all ages.

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"We think what the Carnival represents and what the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation has done in the community is tremendous," said Brandywine Valley Talent President Kurt Titchenell. "We were more than happy to form a partnership with the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation for this event to show our support and to provide Flyers and Phantoms fans with entertainment from the best local musicians."

Jellyroll has been entertaining crowds across the Greater Philadelphia Region and beyond since 1980 with their unique blend of dance music. Deemed Philadelphia's original horn party dance band, Jellyroll wows fans with an eclectic play list including swing, classics and songs of the new millennium. Over the years, the band has been recognized as the "Best of Philly," "Best of Delaware" and "Best of the Main Line."

Led by a lively trio of lead vocalists, The Quake has quickly risen to the top of the Philadelphia music scene. The Quake's vocalists combine their sound with a three-piece horn and rhythm section for a unique take on sounds from the 1940s through today.

Midnight Hour has been engaging fans in the Greater Philadelphia Region for more than 15 years. Musicians from the group have fine tuned their skills by previously performing with national and international acts such as A Flock of Seagulls and Pretty Poison. The group's lead vocalist, Joanne Farrell, moved her way up the 1995 U.S. pop charts and peaked at #20 with her cover of Sheryl Crow's "All I Wanna Do."

As the largest fundraising event of the year for the Comcast-Spectacor Foundation, the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives Carnival gives fans the opportunity to meet and take pictures with their favorite Flyers and Phantoms players, play state of the art games and activities, such as shot-on-goal with goaltenders Robert Esche and Antero Niittymaki, spin the wheel, dunk tanks and others all in an effort to raise funds to benefit area non-profit groups and organizations. Fans will also have the chance to take their photo with the Stanley Cup.

Fans can also bid on items through an on-line auction or purchase Flyers duffle bags, containing autographed Flyers apparel and other surprises. In addition to the games and activities at the Carnival, fans can purchase a chance to win a 2007 Mercedes-Benz.

Over the past 29 years, Flyers Charities has raised over $20 million to benefit among others, The Barry Ashbee Research Laboratories at Hahnemann University Hospital, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Temple University Health Systems, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia, the Children's Hospital Foundation, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Children's Crisis Treatment Center, P.A.L., ADL, as well as local high schools, area playgrounds, youth help programs, hospitals and civic projects.
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