Neal Smith

Neal Smith

Fore N Aft Benefit Committee

A nightclub from the 60's, 70's and early 80's is being remembered on Oct.6, 2018, from noon to 10:30 pm with a reunion/benefit concert at The Ives Concert Park in Danbury, CT. This historic event will be a day and evening that will go down in history bringing together the bands, fans and notables from the original nightclub that brought them together then. The Ives Concert Park is located at 43 Lake Avenue Extension in Danbury, CT - exit 4 off of I-84. The Fore 'N' Aft club boasted about the best musicians and bands from the East Coast including Twisted Sister, Richie Scarlet, Rat Race Choir, Zebra and far too many to list.

On October 6th, ten bands and performers from the original club will take the stage once again. The line-up of these amazing artists includes Rat Race Choir, celebrating their 50th Anniversary, the Doug Wahlberg Band, Future Tense, Hey Baby Band, Paralax, Whitewood, Limelight a Tribute to Rush, Dan's Garage Band, Witch Hunt, and legendary rocker Richie Scarlet. Information on each of the bands can be viewed on the website Including pictures of what they looked like then and current pictures of them now. The show is presented in association with Townsquare Media. Tickets are still available.

A rare treat for all attendees of the concert is a special guest appearance by Neal Smith of the original Alice Cooper Band. Neal is recognized as one of rock's foremost drummers, played or recorded with the Plasmatics, Flying Tigers and currently with the Hollywood Vampires. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the Alice Cooper Band in 2011, best known for being the man pounding the skins for Alice Cooper on the classic albums and tours through the late sixties and seventies. Throughout the day on October 6,  Neal will be there to meet fans, sign autographs and post for photos. 

Listening to music and meeting the musicians will not be the only activities for the day, there will be Rock 'N' Roll merchandise for sale, jewelry, collectibles and so much more including food trucks and games for the kids. "The Fore ‘n’ Aft Benefit Reunion Concert/Festival" will be contributing to four charitable organizations: ALS Association (to discover treatments and a cure for ALS, and to serve, advocate for, & empower people affected by ALS to live their lives to the fullest); National Adoption Foundation (aiding in child adoption all over the U.S.); Hillside Food Outreach (helping feed families of low income in Westchester, Fairfield & Putnam counties); Ann’s Place of Danbury (providing comfort, support and resources to families living with cancer before, during and after).

For further information on this historic event, visit or call (203) 770-9336. For ticket information and options, visit