January 15, 2018
A big thank you from The Smithereens regarding “Time and Time Again: A Celebration of Pat DiNizio”.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for helping to turn sadness into joy. While we will forever miss Pat, the love we felt - from the audience at the Count Basie Theatre and all the comments from the live stream - assured us that his spirit will live on. We’d like to thank Little Steven for giving us the opportunity to celebrate Pat’s life, the entire backstage crew, and all of the guest artists who contributed their passionate renditions of The Smithereens’ songs:
Richard Barone, Bebe Buell, Andy Burton, Marshall Crenshaw, Ken Dashow, Dave Davies, The Grip Weeds (Kristin Pinell Reil, Kurt Reil, Rick Reil,) Kenny Howes, Freedy Johnston, John Jorgenson, Severo Jornacion, Lenny Kaye, Ted Leo, Graham Maby, Kenny Margolis, Jim Monaghan, Tony Shanahan, Ed Stasium, Keith Streng, Steven Van Zandt, Robin Wilson, Peter Zaremba, Zou Zou. We’d also like to thank Patty Smyth and Scandal for their performance.
A very special thank you to the White Castle corporation for their generous donation of $10,000 to the Pat DiNizio Musical Performance Scholarship fund and as a special bonus, for treating our audience to 500 cheeseburgers as a late night snack! To be continued...
Jim Babjak, Dennis Diken, Mike Mesaros