The team at SRS Distribution Inc. has done it again!
The Dallas-based national roofing and building supply distributor won’t let attendees of the IRE 2020 leave their hometown without another memorable rock-and-roll experience.
Members of the legendary band Journey will play exclusively for IRE attendees Wednesday, Feb. 5 at Gilley’s Dallas, located just a half mile from the show floor. One of the top-grossing bands of the 1970s and 1980s, Journey was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017. While it’s had several iterations over four decades of performing music, the current lineup includes two founders and two other long-time band members.
The IRE performance is among just a handful of public shows Journey will have gearing up for a five month cross-country tour. Also playing are southern rock musicians Blackberry Smoke, and the Wildflowers, a tribute band for the late Tom Petty.
Proceeds will again support SRS’s Raise the Roof Foundation, which was established in 2012 by the company to give back to the communities it serves. The foundation supports a handful of nonprofit organizations that share the company’s mission to help with disaster relief, military veterans, first responders and community-based programs across the country.
The event includes a live auction, and company officials said a special guest speaker is planned to help fire up the crowd, but they won’t reveal who just yet.
Last year, the foundation invited Jake Schick, CEO of 22Kill — a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping U.S. military veterans recovering from physical and mental challenges stemming from their service — to speak to the audience before country music star Lee Brice took the stage.
“If I’m wearing shorts and a T-shirt, it’s apparent that I had severe injuries somewhere down the line,” said Schick, a former U.S. Marine who lost parts of a hand, arm and leg in combat in Iraq. “But it’s the scars and wounds that you can’t see that continue to be the biggest threat to our well-being. If we can’t talk about the hard things, then we can’t fix the hard things. We can’t do it alone and need everybody’s help.”
Learn more at ire.srsdistribution.com.