BAD AXE, MI, August 17, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/
-- The Johnny Prill Band will celebrate National Grandparents' Day on September 11 by hosting its ninth annual free outdoor concert at Courtney Manor Nursing Home. Additionally, the band will be celebrating 30 years of volunteer work at Courtney Manor. Johnny is Courtney Manor's longest running volunteer, volunteering musical entertainment monthly for the past 30 years.
"I owe a special thank you to Kay Peruski and the staff at Courtney Manor for all the help and support that make this concert possible," says Johnny.
The concert, located at 1167 E. Hopson St. in Bad Axe, is open to the public and will run from 1:30-3:30 pm. Rock Harley, a Johnny Cash tribute artist, will be a featured special guest. Rock Harley's uncanny physical resemblance, coupled with vocals that yield the undeniable presence of Cash, provides a hauntingly realistic performance of the "Man in Black." The show will open with Miguel DelRosario singing A Song for Grandma and Grandpa, Johnny's original composition and the official song of National Grandparents' Day. Johnny will be performing with various family members: father John (bass guitar), brother Christopher (violin), and son Johnny (sound engineer). His three daughters, Misty, Sarah and Jennifer will be singing and reading inspirational poems.
"National Grandparents' Day is a wonderful time to reflect on the importance of our nation's grandparents and the vital roles they play in our lives," says Prill.
Johnny Prill began volunteering at 12 years of age, playing the accordion in local nursing homes. He received an award from Courtney Manor in 2008 for his services entertaining residents; together with his band, Johnny hosts a Christmas Eve concert there annually. In 2011 he received the "Volunteer of the Year Award" from the Health Care Association of Michigan, marking 25 years of volunteering at Courtney Manor.
In addition to numerous awards, Johnny has received messages of encouragement and appreciation from such famous names as Betty White, Pete Seeger and Barbara Mandrell and also from state senators, the state governor and US senators. Johnny's songs have also been featured in numerous publications including Country Weekly, The Las Vegas Weekly, The Detroit News, and The Detroit Free Press.
Promotional photos and additional information can be found by visiting Prill's website at http://www.nationalgrandparentsday.com/FreeConcert.html