Rock For The Cure

An event to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Held on: January 25, 2020

Event History

Rock for the Cure began in 2015 as a fund raising idea created by Tom Lillis and Joe Nicastro. Both Tom and Joe have served on the Board of Trustees of the Western and Central New York Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and are members of the band, the Kensingtons, a classic rock/Americana band. They viewed the concert as a great opportunity to raise money for Charity, and with the generosity of many local musicians, corporate sponsors, as well as Tom Barone, who donated the Tralf Music Hall, the first concert was a huge success. This is now an annual event, with past concert performances by The Kensingtons, Strictly Hip, Grace Stumberg Band, the Nicastro Brothers and K-Ride. 

5th Annual Rock For The Cure

The 5th Annual Rock For The Cure was held on January 25, 2020, at the Tralf Music Hall. This sold-out show was headlined by Ron Hawkins with proceeds benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The Grace Stumberg Band and The Kensingtons performed as part of this fundraising event presented by the Against the Storm Foundation, Inc.

We would like to thank all of our sponsors as well as the Tralf Music Hall for their generous support of this successful event.

A date for the 6th annual Rock for the Cure will be announced soon, and we appreciate everyone’s continued support. Stay tuned!

Event Updates

This year’s concert marks the first time the Against the Storm Foundation is organizing and hosting this successful fund raising event. The January 25, 2020 concert promises to be memorable, and will feature Ron Hawkins of Lowest of the Low along with The Kensingtons and Grace Stumberg Band. Join us for a great night of music!

Special Guests

The Against the Storm Foundation, Inc. has announced Ron Hawkins will headline the 5th Annual “Rock for the Cure” at the Tralf Music Hall on Saturday, Jan. 25. The Canadian indie music icon is well known to music fans in Western New York and Southern Ontario for his work with the Lowest of the Low, the popular Toronto-based band, along with the Rusty Nails, Do Good Assassins, and his solo work as well.

The Grace Stumberg Band will open the show. Also performing will be The Kensingtons, the Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation 2018 Band of the Year, featuring three members of the foundation’s board of directors – Tom Lillis, Joey Nicastro, and Jack Freedenberg.

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Buy Event Tickets

To purchase tickets, please visit the Tralf Music Hall website here:

Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster: 

You can always go directly to the Tralf box office, located at:

Tralf Music Hall
622 Main St.
Buffalo NY 14202