It all started when…
Jeff and Tommy’s father, music legend Bobby Vee, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2011 and sadly passed away on October 24, 2016. The Linn family lost their mother and matriarch, Irene Linn, on April 19, 2017 after her long battle with the disease. Rock for Alzheimer's (R4A) was created by Jeff and Tommy Vee and the Linn Family in conjunction with the St. Cloud chapter of The Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota and North Dakota and The Bad Habit Brewery. R4A will raise both funding and awareness for Alzheimer’s locally while giving the families and friends of Alzheimer’s patients an amazing opportunity to listen to great music and share their own stories.
R4A will be held Saturday September 22, 2018 from 1:00-8:00pm in the parking lot behind The Bad Habit Brewery in St. Joseph, MN immediately following the St. Cloud Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This family friendly event will feature the music of SLIP TWISTER, COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS, WALTER’S WHEELHOUSE, THE KILLER VEES, and THE FUTURE along with food vendors, a kid's area, and of course that fabulous Bad Habit beer! Admission is a free-will donation.
In addition to the outdoor main stage, we are including a youth talent stage, a place for our community’s younger musicians to shine. A portion of the proceeds from the event will go to fund “The Bobby & Karen Vee Scholarship for Youth Arts & Music in Central MN.”
The Killer Vees were featured May 6th 2017 at “The Purple Gala” in Minneapolis, MN helping to raise over a million dollars for a cure.