MIDDLEBURG – Fans at Claystock 2 not only supported East Coast Warriors Foundation’s St. Michael’s Soldiers and The Homegrown Kindness Project, but they enjoyed a day of entertainment, …
MIDDLEBURG – Fans at Claystock 2 not only supported East Coast Warriors Foundation’s St. Michael’s Soldiers and The Homegrown Kindness Project, but they enjoyed a day of entertainment, including former American Idol contestant and Middleburg resident Stephen Quinn.
The event also featured food, local vendors selling their crafts and creations, silent auction featuring “sleek antiques” and specialty items donated by residents.
Among the lineup of performers that rocked fans at American Legion Post 250’s backwoods-based location included hometown hero Quinn.
The former American Idol contestant qualified for the Hollywood round and Top 50 final cut for the television show in 2018. He performed a euphonious rendition of the national anthem, which he followed with a rocking opening act.
After Quinn, The Mae West Band, Southbound 41, Circus and Big Engine crushed the remainder of the performances at the military-based event.
Big Engine sent everyone home with the ultimate bang by raising an extra $127 before putting their instruments down as they performed their “Money Song.”
All funds raised through $10 ticket donations will be distributed to St. Micheal’s Soldiers, a Middleburg-based nonprofit dedicated to deployed men and women of the U.S. military and those injured in the line of duty in the Northeast Florida area, along with the Homegrown Kindness Project.
Among items that were auctioned included a Ronnie Van Zant light-up sculpture, framed photos of the Lynyrd Skynyrd “Hell House” and a guitar signed by all bands from Saturday’s event.
Dona Tingle, founder and organizer of Claystock 2, said she expected the event to raise at least $13,500 – the same amount raised in 2022.
“We want to match or (exceed) that (donation amount) for Jim and Kathy (Signorile) this time,” she said.