WATERTOWN, NY (news release) — As you all know, 2020 was a challenging and difficult year for the Disabled Persons Action Organization (DPAO), due to the COVID – 19 pandemic and all of its related issues.
For the first time in over 40 years DPAO was unable to hold our Annual Concert Series this past summer due to the New York State restrictions regarding COVID – 19.
The revenue from DPAO’s Annual Concert Series is used to supplement the special needs of those we serve with developmental disabilities as well as provide other assistance to our agency in maintaining a safe and healthy environment for those we serve.
Because DPAO did not have our 2020 Concert Series the DPAO Foundation was unable to provide much needed funds to the agency to help supplement the programs and services that we provide to the 500 individuals and their families we serve with developmental disabilities.
The good news is … a vaccine is here … and DPAO is preparing to hold four concerts this summer … if New York State COVID – 19 guidelines allow us too.
DPAO’s line-up may include: Country, Classic Rock, Comedy, Rock along with other possible genre. We’re planning on one outdoor concert as well as three indoor concerts as part of the DPAO 2021 Summer Concert Series.
Entertainers we are exploring include: Earth, Wind & Fire, ZZ Top, Dustin Lynch, Rob Zombie, Larry The Cable Guy, Train, STYX, The Goo Goo Dolls, James Taylor, Breaking Benjamin, The Machine (Pink Floyd Tribute), Bad Company, Papa Roach, Dierks Bentley, Def Leppard, Five Finger Death Punch, Halestorm plus many, many more.
DPAO would like to thank everyone who has supported our concert series over the past 40 years and we look forward to bringing in top name performers this coming summer for your entertainment!
DPAO also has plans for our Annual Rock & Roll Oldies Show along with a Fall Show if COVID – 19 guidelines allow. We’re looking at Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone for the Rock & Roll Oldies Show in September at Bonnie Castle in Alex Bay and ABBACADABRA – The Ultimate ABBA Tribute for our Fall Show in October at the Dulles State Office Building in Watertown.
Please stay tuned to newzjunky.com for updates regarding the DPAO 2021 Concert Series.