Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands’ “On the Road to Rock n' Soul” will be held on Friday, May 17th at the Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District. You’re invited to rock the night away with Billy McGuigan as he performs his hit show “Rock Legends”. Join honorary chairs, Susan & Mike Lebens and Krista & Mickey Anderson, in celebrating the Clubs!
Your incredible support allows Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands to serve more than 2,400 children and teens at 13 different locations throughout Omaha, Council Bluffs and Carter Lake. With your help, we opened 2 new Clubs in 2018 and will open another new Club in 2019 with the goal to serve an additional 400 youth! This means opportunity for approximately 2,800 youth to attend a Club during out of school time.
This effort to provide opportunities to so many youth would not be possible without the generous support of people like you. Purchase your table and tickets today and rock with us at On the Road to Rock ‘n Soul!
Billy McGuigan grew up as an Air Force brat; the kind that moved around to various installations and lived in base housing. When his Dad, a Tech Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, was home from duty, he entertained the Billy and his brothers with his guitar – and his love of the Beatles.
“There was always music in our house. Whether it was background for dinner, up front for parties or required listening because of the release of a Beatles-related album, music was always the forefront of our family. I can remember my dad borrowing a friend’s Beatles chord book and meticulously copying it onto regular lined paper. I was in 2nd grade at the time, and I remember that I’d sit and watch him do this for hours.”
What this upbringing did for Billy was instill a love of the songs that take him back to those days playing and singing with his Dad and brothers. Today those memories fuel Billy’s innate talent and desire to bring good times through music to others across the nation.
Creator and producer of three national hit shows, Billy developed the live request format for Yesterday and Today, featuring Billy and his brothers, Matthew and Ryan, complete with the requirement that all the band members memorize and be able to play on a second’s notice all 200+ songs in the Beatles anthology. “But it’s not your typical request show. Along with a request, we ask for the reason behind it and we chat a little with the person who made it, which makes the show interesting and interactive.” No wigs or accents here, the show incorporates a 1960s style set and modern day lighting scheme to create an extraordinary theatrical concert feel.