Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library

Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library

June 13, 2007 21:38 ET

Steppenwolf Farewell Tour to Benefit Joe Chithalen Memorial MILL

PORT DOVER, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - "PD13 A Joe Show" will see thousands of bike enthusiasts entertained by rock legends John Kay and Steppenwolf in their Canadian farewell tour. Renowned musician Jeff Healey and other musical guests will also be in Port Dover, Ontario on Friday July 13th 2007. All proceeds will go to the Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library (JCMMILL), a charitable organization that loans instruments to aspiring musicians. Tickets for the show are available at www.ticketpro.ca.

Known as PD13 (Port Dover 13), bikers from all over North America congregate in this picturesque town on Lake Erie, south of Hamilton, every Friday the 13th throughout the calendar year. The fundraising event to be held this July will also feature The Imperial Crowns, Wally High and the Non-Prophets with Steve Piticco, and Flashback.

John Kay and Steppenwolf will be celebrating their 40th Anniversary and Farewell Tour at PD13. When asked about participating in -PD13A Joe Show", John Kay stated: -We wanted to go out with a bang. Man, to be invited to Canada's largest biking event to celebrate our 40th Anniversary Farewell tour oe can't think of a better way!"

The Joe Chithalen Memorial MILL was established in 1999 to honour the memory and spirit of renowned Canadian bass player Joe Chithalen. Joe died tragically of anaphylactic shock from a peanut allergy while on tour in Amsterdam. The first JCMMILL was established in Kingston Ontario; a second branch was opened in Clinton, Ontario. The concert in Port Dover will celebrate the opening of a JCMMILL in Port Dover, Joe's resting place. The JCMMILL has loaned over 2000 musical instruments to date.

More information about the show and the Joe Chithalen MMILL can be found at www.ajoeshow.com

Contact Information

  • Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library
    Eleanor or June Chithalen
    (519) 583-1013
    or
    Joe Chithalen Memorial Musical Instrument Lending Library
    Jan Chithalen
    Email: drjan@forgreatteeth.com
    Website: www.ajoeshow.com