Winterfest: Rock for the Kids
Flash, Founder of Bikers Against Bullies USA, and Dave Withrow, publisher of Urban Bagger Magazine and American Bagger Magazine, present Winterfest: Rock for the Kids at 6 p.m. on Feb. 6. This is a private, acoustic event where guests will enjoy live music from Jared Blake of "The Voice" and Jared Weeks of Saving Abel, delicious food, a slot tournament, raffles, and tons of fun at Cadillac Jack's Gaming Resort in Deadwood, SD.
All proceeds from this awesome event will benefit Youth & Family Services!
Passionate and powerful are two words that describe Jared Blake and his music. He brings his deep vocals and emotional delivery to every performance, and he has the same passion for his fans that he has for his music.
Jared is a father of six kids, and he sees it as a natural extension to take care of his fans as well. He doesn’t separate his life from his music; it is a blend of family, fans, and friends, whom he has nicknamed “frands.”
Jared was raised on watermelons and rock ‘n roll. Growing up in the small town of Star City, Arkansas, he always had dreams of performing on the big stage. That didn’t stop him from taking his time growing up and learning everything he could about the music business, including songwriting and playing multiple instruments. He realizes that the music industry is forever changing, and he likes to change and grow with it.
He landed his first break with the industry giant Sony/ATV and Bob DiPiero’s Love Monkey Music, as a songwriter for the nation’s largest publishing group.
Jared Weeks is a certified RIAA Gold and Platinum selling artist that has had Seven TOP 10 Billboard hits across multiple charts in the last 5 years including attaining #1 chart toppers.
Weeks was the founder and front man of the rock band Saving Abel from 2008 to 2013 before transitioning for a short stint to the lead singer of the RIAA certified Triple Platinum rock band Hinder.
As an artist Weeks has performed at every major Rock Festival, and Bike Festival in the country, as well as a world wide USO tour supporting the troops stationed around the globe. Weeks has received awards from MTV, FUSE, VHI, and Music Choice. In addition Jared has received #1 music video positions on MTV and Fuse Networks, millions of ringtone downloads, hundreds of millions of youtube views, and preformed live on MTV's Concert for the Brave Awards. Jared is no stranger to television appearances, his interviews included hundreds of local news stations across the country, Netflix, morning shows, and late night appearances including: Jimmy Kimmel and Lopez Tonight.
In 2014 Jared decided to make a move closer to his southern Mississippi roots and relocated to Country Music USA, Nashville. He is making the transition as an artist into country music while still playing the music he loves and his fans expect. Jared's passion for country musics story telling and big rock and roll choruses has created a special sound that Jared is excited about. His new music will be a fusion of his rock background and his small town upbringing for a merger of country rock that has not been seen to date. This isn't southern rock of days past, Jared's new music is a merger of the best of both worlds. He seamlessly straddles the line between Rock and Country for a brand new sound that his fans old and new can emerge themselves in, sing along, and rock to!