Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rockin’ Docs Musicfest Makes Big Changes - Moves to Spiece Fieldhouse

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This was the 11th annual Rockin' Docs Musicfest and the proceeds from this event will add to the nearly $350,000 the event has donated to area medical non-profits over the past 10 years.  This year the event has chosen four Indiana organizations to donate to: Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic (Fort Wayne), The Fort Wayne Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Riley's Children's Foundation (Indianapolis), Super Shot (Fort Wayne).

There was plenty of entertainment at this event including three bands that kept the music going all evening, each one having doctors as part of the group.  Lots of people took to the dance floor to the music of Next Exit, Sheba, and Frankie & the Bananas.  March Madness fans could keep up to date on all the action on big screen TVs while drinking their favorite beverage and eating great food.  There was also a silent auction with over 170 items to bid on to help the cause.  Click here to see more photos from the 2011 event at the Spiece Fieldhouse in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Original Post From March 3, 2011 below:
New Date and New Location for Rockin’ Docs Musicfest!
Rockin’ Docs Musicfest, previously held every September at Headwaters Park for the last 10 years, is changing their date and venue. The new date and relocation provides a perfect opportunity to incorporate a sports-related theme into the well-established Musicfest. The March date coincides with the end of winter, the beginning of spring and the start of basketball’s “March Madness.”

What:  11th annual Rockin’ Docs Musicfest
When:  March 18th, 2011 - 6pm to midnight 
Where:  Spiece Fieldhouse, 5310 Merchandise Drive, Fort Wayne, Indiana 
Cost:  $12 at the gate and $10 in advance.
Age:  Must be 21 and older to attend

Spiece Fitness has been a long time sponsor of the event. "We passionately believe in the vital local charities that Rockin' Docs supports, and applaud the generous businesses and individuals who make it happen. It is an honor to host this fabulous, worth-while event at Spiece." Says Anne Davis, Coowner/ Executive Director Spiece Fitness.

An added benefit to moving the Musicfest to Spiece Fitness is an inside venue that protects against Mother Nature. According to Karen Rothermund, Event Chair, “This year it can rain, it can snow.  It doesn’t matter. The show will go on and we’ll all be comfortable and warm inside.”

Rockin' Docs Musicfest is a local grassroots organization. Staffed by approximately 40 volunteers, the almost $350,000 it has raised over the past 10 years, has resulted in thousands of local patients receiving medical services they could not otherwise afford. Services like examinations, diagnostics, medications and treatment, childhood vaccination and even treatment for victims of rape and domestic violence.
Everyone attending this year’s event will enjoy band favorites, Next Exit, Sheba and Frankie and the Bananas in addition to a large silent auction, retail merchandise, food and beverages. Best of all, those who attend have the satisfaction of knowing that their dollars are going directly to support patient services. If you are unable to attend, you can still show your support by donating online!

Event Information, including sponsorship opportunities, online donations and advance ticket purchase can be found at