People started arriving early so they could get a good place to sit at the Bristol Town Beach complex. It was later estimated that approximately 1,000 people attended the Rock in Pink event in support of the Gloria Gemma Foundation’s efforts to build the first community-based Garden of Hope in Bristol on the grounds of the soon to be Quinta-Gamelin Community Center. The event raised about $7,000 for the garden.
Not only did Rock in Pink event co-chairperson Jacki Cordeiro help organize the event, but she took time out to perform with her band, "Fare Game."
"Fare Game" musician Kevin Cordeiro blasts a few notes during the early portion of the program.
Michelle Mello (left) applies the finishing face paint touches on Sydney Keyser, 8, of Warren.
It wasn't all music that attracted the estimated 1,000 people during the course of the day and night. There was special activities for the youngsters. Here, Anthony Frias of Bristol helps little Tori Naomi Frias, 3 1/2, with a sand art project.
Volunteers Gail Pereira (left) and Vicki Cairrao swing to the beat of local bands during the Rock in Pink Concert Saturday at the Bristol Town Beach.
People of all ages, including local resident, 94-year-old Anthony "Pepper" Pimental (left), accompanied by his son, "Crushed Velvet" band member, Richard Pimental, found it important to support the Rock in Pink event.
"Diesel" band members Tom Sullivan (left) and Jeff Carvalho were the opening performers at the Rock in Pink Concert.