According to KCNC-TV, Neil Wharton, the son of MÖTLEY CRÜE singer Vince Neil, and his wife Marie helped organize a concert that will benefit the families of the 12 people killed in the Aurora theater shooting and all those that were hurt. The event, dubbed “Rock Fest For Aurora”, will take place this Sunday, August 12 at at the Grizzly Rock in Lakewood, Colorado.
Marie Wharton was friends with one of the shooting victims, Rebecca Wingo. “She was a single mom, [and] she has two beautiful little girls, five and nine,” Marie told don’t know how to, and this is the way he and I both came up with how to help these people,” Marie told KCNC-TV.
Wharton‘s MÖTLEY CRÜE tribute band ROCK N ROLL JUNKIES will perform at the event, along with seven other local acts.
“We kind of put the call out to the rock community, which is our friends… Every penny that we raise, everything that we make goes directly to the victims’ families and that’s the least that we could do,” Wharton said.
“We want everybody to just come together and be a big family, and that’s what we are — a big Colorado family,” Wharton said.