WIII Paying Tribute To Ronnie James Dio
June 2, 2015 at 11:46 AM (PT)
CAYUGA RADIO GROUP's Classic Rock WIII (I-100)/ITHACA, NY is sponsoring DIO DAY 2015, a benefit concert for the RONNIE JAMES DIO Music Scholarship Fund, on JUNE 20th at the JM MCDONALD Sports Complex in CORTLAND, NY. Nine bands will perform that day as part of the event including BLUE MONDAY, TRACTOR BEAM and SONS OF SABBATH.
WIII morning host KAT WALTERS said, "There is a certain magic surrounding RONNIE and his work. He has made such a strong impact on the lives of, not only his fans and loved ones, but the entire CENTRAL N.Y. community and beyond. There is a certain amount of pride that comes from knowing that RONNIE blossomed as a musician in CORTLAND. I feel it is extremely important to honor him and keep his memory alive, as well as educate those who are unfamiliar with him and his work, on how special and talented he truly was."
DIO DAY Committee Chair DAVID ROCK FEINSTEIN (RONNIE's cousin) said, "It has been five years since we've lost RONNIE. He was an amazing person as well as a tremendously talented musician. Celebrating his life with a day filled with music, and supporting young and aspiring musicians through the RONNIE JAMES DIO Scholarship Fund, is a great way to honor his legacy."
For more information on DIO DAY, check out www.diodaycortland.org.