By Nikki Darling, TSB Staff
Hailing from the halls of McKinney North and McKinney Boyd High Schools, are two sets of brothers form the local band Lantic. Brothers Ryan and Josh Jurovic and Erik and Trey Wendt met years ago and began jamming together just for the fun of it. When they realized they had true talen,t they decided to form their band called Lantic and have been together ever since.
The band has played a few local gigs in the past, but nothing on the scale of the Sunday’s Smiles Charity venue, where they will be the opening act for the Maylee Thomas Band and David Nail.
The band did a couple of photo shoots and a commercial in preparation for the event. But “practice, practice, practice” has been the main key in getting ready for the concert.
“We kind of have an upper hand that other bands don’t have since it’s two sets of brothers,” Ryan said. “We don’t have to coordinate four different people in different locations. Josh and I are already here (their home where they constantly jam) and the other two can just come over when we call them.”
The boys have been practicing non-stop for the past couple of weeks in order to perform their very best at the concert. The band has an hour to play and will hopefully be able to fit in its 15-song set list.
“For me its just about getting people to hear us,” Ryan says as he talks about what the band wants to get out of the event. “To hear what we have created and all of our effort.”
Lantic will be selling their album at the concert and is hoping to be on iTunes in the near future.
The Smiles Charity event will be held on Sunday May 27th from 5-10 p.m. in Adriatica off of Stonebridge Dr. and Virginia Parkway. The event is free for the public but donations are encouraged. The event will feature bounce houses for children, fireworks at the end of the evening and much more. Come out and support Lantic and the Smiles Charity.
SMILES CHARITY CONCERT ITENERARY
When: Sunday May 27th 5:00-10:00 pm
Where: 6595 W. Virginia Pkwy, McKinney TX 75071
Located in McKinney’s Adriatica, a European style planned development, behind the offices of Dr. Jennifer Buchanan near intersection of Virginia Pkwy and Stonebridge Dr.
Weather: Smiles Charity is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, bring an umbrella and support our vendors and our charity
Admission/Tickets: Admission to the concert is free, but this is a charity event raising money to build homes for severely wounded veterans through several avenues so please plan to help us out:
– Cash and credit* donations at marked locations throughout concert venue – first 2000 to make a donation during concert will receive free t-shirt!
– Kids area $5 for unlimited kids rides
– Raffle Tickets for $10 each or 3 for $25
– Concessions will be sold by various food and drink vendors who will also accept cash and credit*.
Raffle tickets will be sold in the “Main Tent” located near the vendor and concession tents.
Emcee Johnny B. of 97.5 KLAK
Memorial Day tribute to veterans including flyover by WWII era airplanes, weather permitting
Welcome by Congressman Sam Johnson
Opening Band: Lantic
Presentation to home recipients Andrew Litz and Augie Pena
Second Band: The Maylee Thomas Band
Headlining Act: David Nail
Raffle ticket drawings
ABC Clownaround/Jump-N-Land bounce houses
24 ft. super slide
70 ft. rock climbing wall
Texas Entertainment Group
Bungee bounce ride
Mini – Race car track
Ty Cardwell Fitness
Obstacle and agility course
Raffle Items: Raffle Tickets are on sale before the concert at Dr. Jennifer Buchanan’s office located at 6595 W. Virginia Pkwy, McKinney 75071. Raffle Tickets will also be sold during the concert and festival.
Raffle Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 Raffle items will be announced on stage throughout the night. Winners need not be present to win.
Dirk Nowitzki autographed Jersey
Diamond necklace from Griffin Jewelry valued at $4000
3-$125 iPic certificates
Maroon 5 autographed guitar
Taylor Swift guitar and autographed items
Garth Brooks autographed guitar
Nascar 4 Grandstand Tickets
Samsung Galaxy SII 4G phone courtesy of Sprint
HTC View Tablet courtesy of Sprint
Aerosmith autographed Drum Head
All seating is outdoor on a first come, first serve basis. Blankets, lawn chairs, cushions may be brought in but standing is also allowed so be polite to patrons in your vicinity. We want everyone to enjoy the concert and festival so be kind, share your space, and get to know those sitting around you. No tents please. You can help put the “friendly” in this community and family friendly event.
Do’s and Dont’s:
In the interest of public safety, patrons will not be allowed to enter the concert premises with any of the following: coolers, tents, picnic baskets, food, drinks, contraband, weapons, skateboards, roller blades, scooters, bikes, laser pointers, Frisbees, and professional camera equipment. “Professional camera equipment” is defined as any camera with a detachable lens.
As lovable as they are, please do not bring pets!
Event photographers will be capturing the event with still photos and video. By entering the concert and festival premises you automatically give permission to Smiles Charity to use any photographs/videos of you at the event in future publications and advertising.
Blankets, cushions, and lawn chairs are allowed. Please use common courtesy when sharing your space with these items. Please realize some patrons may choose to stand during portions of the concert.
Personal audio and video recorders will be allowed in the festival area, however, our entertainment contracts disallow audio and video recording within the designated concert zones.
Unauthorized sales, solicitations, and distributions are prohibited during the concert and festival.
The backstage area is off-limits to the public.
Persons entering the site may be subject to search for any prohibited items. Smiles Charity reserves the right to refuse admission to or remove any person violating the outdoor venue, concert and festival equipment, local, state or federal laws or whose conduct is deemed illegal, disorderly, or offensive by management.
Lost and Found/Lost Child:
Children who get separated from their family will be brought to the “Main Tent” where raffle tickets are being sold which is near concession tents. Items that become separated from their owners will also be brought to this tent and can be collected anytime up until the end of the concert and festival. Afterwards, lost and found items will be kept at Dr. Jennifer Buchanan’s office. Please call her office at 972-542-4412 during normal business hours to claim lost and found items.
Parking will be located in Adriatica using the entrance from Stonebridge Dr. Parking attendants will be available to guide traffic.
Satellite parking will also be available at the following locations with trolley service to/from the concert site from 4:00 – 11:00pm.
– St. Gabriel Church at 110 St. Gabriel Way McKinney 75071
– United Methodist Church at 1800 S. Stonebridge Dr. McKinney 75070
– Crosspoint Church – 2101 S. Stonebridge Dr. McKinney 75070
McAlister’s Deli of McKinney
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Ms. Piggy’s Cotton Candy
The Butcher’s Son
Gandolfos New York Deli
MDCM of Texas – Texas Twisted Fries
Vendor space is full for 2012. If you are a vendor interested in participating in future events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteering: Interested in volunteering either before, during, or after the Smiles Charity Concert and Family Festival? Volunteers are needed Saturday May 26th to set up, Sunday May 27th, and on Monday May 28th to clean up. Please click link below to sign up.
There is a special need for MILITARY MEMBERS IN UNIFORM to volunteer.
www.signupgenius.com/go/concert2 Volunteers are especially needed on May 27th between 7-9 pm and 9-11 pm.