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Look What You Missed: Jammin’ For Jerry benefit concert for Jerry Hludzik

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Tony Shipula, of Hanover Township, right, talks with Thom Greco about the bands performing at Jammin' for Jerry fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik. Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
Lead singer Mike Santarsiero and the Idol Kings perform to a packed house during Jammin' for Jerry, a fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik at Genetti Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night. Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
Rich and Jane Kupchak, of Scranton, sing along to the music of the Idol Kings at the Jammin' for Jerry benefit concert. Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
Singer Terry Cummings performs with Strawberry Jam during the Jammin' for Jerry benefit concert Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre. Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
Lead singer Mike Santarsiero, right, and the Idol Kings perform to a packed house during Jammin' for Jerry, a fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik at Genetti Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
Bill Tarutis | For Weekender

Musicians and local music fans gathered Thursday night, April 26, at Best Western Plus Genetti Hotel & Conference Center in downtown Wilkes-Barre for the Jammin’ For Jerry benefit concert. The show was in honor of Jerry Hludzik of locally rooted groups The Buoys, Jerry Kelly Band and Dakota. Hludzik is living with early-onset dementia and funds raised went toward helping him with his medical bills. Featured performers were Hludzik and longtime musical partner Bill Kelly with Hludzik’s son, Eli, on drums; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Danny Seraphine of Chicago; Arc Angel; The Idol Kings, Stonebridge; Strawberry Jam; Daddy-O and the Sax Maniax and Flaxy Morgan, all of whom played for a packed house.

Tony Shipula, of Hanover Township, right, talks with Thom Greco about the bands performing at Jammin’ for Jerry fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik. Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_WBW050218JamminForJerry_1.jpgTony Shipula, of Hanover Township, right, talks with Thom Greco about the bands performing at Jammin’ for Jerry fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik. Bill Tarutis | For WeekenderBill Tarutis | For Weekender

Lead singer Mike Santarsiero and the Idol Kings perform to a packed house during Jammin’ for Jerry, a fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik at Genetti Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night. Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_WBW050218JamminForJerry_2.jpgLead singer Mike Santarsiero and the Idol Kings perform to a packed house during Jammin’ for Jerry, a fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik at Genetti Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night. Bill Tarutis | For WeekenderBill Tarutis | For Weekender

Rich and Jane Kupchak, of Scranton, sing along to the music of the Idol Kings at the Jammin’ for Jerry benefit concert. Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_WBW050218JamminForJerry_3.jpgRich and Jane Kupchak, of Scranton, sing along to the music of the Idol Kings at the Jammin’ for Jerry benefit concert. Bill Tarutis | For WeekenderBill Tarutis | For Weekender

Singer Terry Cummings performs with Strawberry Jam during the Jammin’ for Jerry benefit concert Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre. Bill Tarutis | For Weekender
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_WBW050218JamminForJerry_4.jpgSinger Terry Cummings performs with Strawberry Jam during the Jammin’ for Jerry benefit concert Thursday night in Wilkes-Barre. Bill Tarutis | For WeekenderBill Tarutis | For Weekender

Lead singer Mike Santarsiero, right, and the Idol Kings perform to a packed house during Jammin’ for Jerry, a fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik at Genetti Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
https://www.theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/web1_TTL042718Standalone_1.jpgLead singer Mike Santarsiero, right, and the Idol Kings perform to a packed house during Jammin’ for Jerry, a fundraiser concert for singer Jerry Hludzik at Genetti Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center in Wilkes-Barre on Thursday night. Bill Tarutis | For Times LeaderBill Tarutis | For Weekender

Photos by Bill Tarutis