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Jimmy Hall, Blackwater Brass will ‘rock the block’ at the IP on March 23

Jimmy Hall will headline the Rock the Block benefit for the Rock U2 Foundation on March 23 at the IP Casino Resort.
Jimmy Hall will headline the Rock the Block benefit for the Rock U2 Foundation on March 23 at the IP Casino Resort. Courtesy

He plays with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Jeff Beck. On March 23, he’ll be bringing his vocal stylings to the IP Casino Resort.

Soul singer and Wet Willie front man Jimmy Hall will headline the Rock the Block, the fundraiser for the Rock U2 Foundation. The show also will feature Coast favorites Blackwater Brass. Rebecca Powers will be the emcee. The show will start at 6 p.m. in Studio B at the IP Casino.

The Rock U2 Foundation provides scholarships for musical instruments, lessons and interactive music programs for under-served and disabled children in South Mississippi.

“We are so blessed to have seen the impact music can have on a child’s life,” foundation president Tim Alamsha said. “This fundraiser is the cornerstone of our scholarship program, and helps cover tuition and instrument costs for kids who otherwise could not explore music.”

Hall was Hank Williams Jr.’s musical director for several years. He performed in Ocean Springs with members of the Muscle Shoals Swampers last summer, as part of the Ocean Springs Live concert series.

The fundraiser will also have food and drinks, a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $25, or $45 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at Eventbrite.

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