Second Annual Hard Rock for Jimmy Concert coming to CAC’s Pence Center on Wednesday, Aug. 21

By Guy Harrison, CAC Media & Marketing Specialist

PINAL COUNTY, Ariz. - Get to know the Central Arizona College's student clubs and organizations during the Second Annual Hard Rock for Jimmy Concert on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m., in the Don P. Pence Center for Visual & Performing Arts on the Signal Peak Campus.

The concert promises to feature good old fashioned hard rock music in honor and memory of Jimmy Sorensen, a local musician and musical prodigy who loved all types of hard and progressive rock styles.

Sorensen's untimely death at the age of 24 on July 5, 2010, was a shock to all who knew this well-known and well-liked young man who was considered an amazing person and musician.

The public is invited to attend this concert at no cost. Seating is limited.

Attendees will rock out with a slate of local bands and will have the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 giveaway. Buy a ticket as you arrive, win prizes throughout and stay until 8 p.m. for the announcement of the grand prize.

The bands scheduled to perform in the concert thus far include:


Lead by Austin Lawrence on the rhythm guitar, the four-member group is homegrown. This hard rock/metal band will be playing all original pieces for about a 25-minute set. Although started in 2007, A-Law formed its current line up in its entirety in 2012, with the additions of Chris Martinez, lead guitar, Chase Bilducea, drums, and Jake Holiday, bass. A-Law's complete lineup includes:

Lawrence, 29, Casa Grande Union High School (CGUHS) and Central Arizona College graduate
Martinez, 31, Casa Grande Union High School (CGUHS) graduate
Bilducea, 18, Trevor Browne High School graduate
Holiday, 18, Trevor Browne High School graduate

Mental Affects
Representing nearby Florence, Mental Affects plays a combination of covers and originals in the style of punk and rock. This young group began a year and a half ago, and all members are attending Florence High School as seniors. Members include:

Geno Lagana, lead vocals and guitar
Chaz Johnson, bass and backup vocals
Michaela Menchen, drums

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