FOCUS ROCKS: A Benefit Concert for FOCUS Center for Autism


Sunday June 30, 2019 @ 5:00 PM




41 Bridge Street and FOCUS Center for Autism present for a second year in a row: FOCUS ROCKS: A Benefit Concert featuring THE 70’S PROJECT, MIXED SIGNALS & a solo acoustic set from MICHAEL CLEARY on Sunday, June 30th at 5 pm!

FOCUS ROCKS is an evening of exceptional entertainment to benefit the nonprofit organization, FOCUS Center for Autism in Canton, CT. Since 2000, FOCUS has been dedicated to helping children and young adults with autism spectrum and other related disorders achieve their full potential. FOCUS has developed a well-respected model of treatment that has now served over 1000 children and families. The FOCUS Autism Services Program provides clinical services for children, parent support groups and social clubs. Now in its second year, The Fresh Start School is a private, state-approved special education program offering children with autism a quality educational experience that addresses their academic, social learning and clinical needs. In addition, FOCUS operates two residential programs for adolescents and young adults with autism who have histories of trauma and abuse.

Paying tribute to the greatest Billboard hits from one of the most influential and musically diverse eras ever, THE 70’s PROJECT takes you on a spectacular trip back to the 1970’s and the quintessential musical styles that defined an era and inspired a generation. From Peter Frampton to Wild Cherry, from American Pie to That’s The Way uh huh uh huh, THE 70’s PROJECT recreates a truly magical musical experience that will have you singing, dancing and longing for your bell bottoms and lava lamps once again! So come on an adventure back in time to the magnificent and colorful 1970’s with, THE 70s PROJECT!

MIXED SIGNALS was established in 2011 and plays a great mix of groove oriented, rhythmically tight music, infused with great dynamics and tasty solos, often crossing into “jam band” territory. Many of our songs are never played the same twice. Mixed Signals gives you the familiarity of a cover band, with songs everyone loves, but with the overwhelming impression that you are listening to an original band because we play the music in our own personal style and arrangement. Members of Mixed Signals are veterans of the local music scene and have been playing local venues for the past thirty years. We are five friends who are just doing what we love to do - Have fun playing great music. The band is from Central CT and you may have seen us opening for Tower of Power, Black Eyed Sally’s, The Durham Fair, Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den, Portland Fair, Harbor Park’s Canoe Club, Winchester Cafe, Cypress Grill, among many other fantastic Connecticut venues.

If you like to dance, or even just sit and enjoy a high energy band playing music everybody loves, you’ll enjoy Mixed Signals.

Singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist extraordinaire Michael Cleary has been performing and making music for over 30 years. He studied music theory, improvisation and music engineering at Berklee and Wesleyan and has taught guitar to hundreds of students. You can catch him with the award winning Michael Cleary Band or his various other solo and band oriented projects all year long.

All proceeds from this incredible evening of music will go to benefit FOCUS Center for Autism! Tickets are $25 for General Admission and $45 for “FOCUS Rocker,” which includes VIP Reserved seating and a commemorative t-shirt. Food from The Green Door Restaurant, including house-made pizzas, will be available for purchase throughout the evening. FOCUS ROCKS begins at 5 pm (doors at 4 pm).