John 5 will be joining Rick Springfield and a host of other special guests, for a benefit concert to help Ruben Velasco, who has served as guitar tech to both John and Rick over the years. Ruben is currently battling stage 4 cancer, and the concert, which will take place at the House of Blues in Los Angeles on August 20, is to help raise awareness, and much needed funds to help Ruben in this fight. Other guests will include; Bruce Kulick, Kenny Aronoff, James Lomenzo and Gilby Clarke. The M/C for the night will be Tony Scott from KLOS. Click here for Rock For Ruben tickets! If you can’t attend or want to donate, go to: http://www.youcaring.com/RubensCancerFund
VIP packages are also available, as well as a great auction for many great signed items. To find out more, click
‘ROCK FOR RUBEN’ Benefit Concert VIP Packages:
- Platinum Level Benefactor (18 available): $1,000 (Includes private dinner with Rick prior to concert in the venue’s “Captain’s Room”, access to Foundation Room (private), private seating at a VIP table seat for concert and event tshirt)
- Gold Level Benefactor (50 available): $500 (includes pre-show Meet-n-Greet with Rick and guest artists (after the dinner finishes), access to Foundation Room (private), private seating at a VIP table seat for concert and event tshirt)
- Silver Level Benefactor (60 available): $200 (VIP reserved GA section for concert and event tshirt)
- Bronze Level Benefactor (100 available): $100 (Early entry to show)
General Admission Tickets (Standing Room): $55
*Please note: VIP table seating (4 per table) will be assigned and located randomly in the VIP table seating areas, however, VIP table seating tickets purchased together will be seated at the same randomly located table within the VIP table seating areas. You cannot select your exact table location.
If you can’t attend, there is a fantastic auction taking place: Click here for the Rock For Ruben auction! Signed guitars from Rick, KISS, Maroon 5, Sammy Hagar, Weezer, Goo Goo Dolls and more!
2 replies on “John 5 to join Rick Springfield for ‘Rock For Ruben’ benefit concert, August 20”
Thank you for getting the word out on this. I made short notice plans and made it to the HOB for the show. Dinner with Rick was great – seeing J5 is always amazing and what a great cause. Would have never known if I did not receive Emma’s wonderful updates.
Thats my job – happy to spread the word. Emma (J5s web manager)