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LI Bands to Hit High Note for Kids with Autism at May 3rd “Super Star Tribute Band Concert”

Upcoming Super Star Tribute Band Concert featuring popular Long Island-based tribute bands being held on Long Island May 3, 2014 benefiting children with autism.

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North Merrick, NY - March 31, 2014 - Long Island-based tribute bands The Liverpool Shuffle, Captain Jack, and Beginnings will strike a chord for Long Island children with autism while performing popular hits of The Beatles, Billy Joel and Chicago, respectively, during The Mosaic Foundation for Autism’s Super Star Tribute Band Concert for Autism. This charitable musical show will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Brookside School, located at 1260 Meadowbrook Road in North Merrick, NY.

“It is so uplifting to see these three popular tribute bands known for celebrating our musical greats performing together to lend support for our mission in raising autism awareness,” says Lauretta Murdock, a mother of two sons with autism who is Founder of both The Mosaic Foundation for Autism in Wantagh, NY and The Mosaic School for Autism in Wantagh, NY. “It is our hope that people will attend our ‘Super Star Tribute Band Concert’ where they will not only have the opportunity to enjoy a fun night of music but also extend some love and support for children with autism.”

“Captain Jack is excited to participate in this charitable event to help support The Mosaic Foundation for Autism mission in promoting more awareness about autism and raising funds to support the futures of individuals with autism,” says Captain Jack Band Leader and Drummer Sal DiMarco. “We’re delighted to use the popularity of Billy Joel’s music as a means of generating more autism awareness and support for today’s autism community.”

Tickets for the show, produced by Friend Entertainment USA, are $35.00 per person. Anyone unable to attend can still support this cause by purchasing a ticket for an individual with development disabilities to attend in their place by contacting 516-765-3696. Proceeds will benefit The Mosaic Foundation for Autism, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of autism and its challenges, as well as other local autism groups. For further information or to purchase tickets, please call 516-765-3696. Tickets are also available for purchase online here.

About The Mosaic Foundation for Autism Inc.
The Mosaic Foundation for Autism Inc., which is affiliated with The Mosaic School for Autism, actively seeks to raise awareness of autism and its challenges as well as funds to increase opportunities for people with autism so they can participate in appropriate educational, social and recreational activities. For more information about The Mosaic Foundation for Autism Inc., please call 516-765-3696 or visit


Pictured: Members of the band Captain Jack, who will be playing at May 3rd's concert.