Check out this very rare and first time ever footage of Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts without Miles to promote the Rockford Promise benefit at Veterans Memorial Hall.

The annual Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts spring show at Veterans Memorial Hall in Rockford is always a good time, but this year it's going to be extra special.

It's benefiting a great program called "Rockford Promise."

Rockford Promise is basically a program which provides scholarships to area students for Rockford University and Rock Valley College, so they can further their education. In turn, the graduates promise to stay in Rockford to start their new career.

For a class assignment, Cole Bathje, a senior at East High School, had to find a problem in our area and a way to solve it. He did a survey of his classmates. A very small percentage of them had the desire to come back to Rockford after college.

Cole decided that was a community problem which needed some help. Rockford Promise is a program to keep successful young people in our area.

His class project is to create a benefit for that organization.

The event is Friday, April 27th at Veterans Memorial Hall in downtown Rockford featuring headliners Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts. To purchase tickets and for more info go HERE.

Bathje along with the band stopped by my show this morning to promote the event. Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts planned on playing acoustic. Unfortunately, Miles couldn't make the interview, so for the first time ever, The Rusted Hearts performed without him.

If you missed it, here you go.

Video: Rare acoustic performance "Heavy Metal" Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts without Miles

I think the boys did a great job.

I'll be hosting the show, so I hope to see you there.


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