Care to own a new Epiphone guitar autographed by Robert Cray and Steve Winwood? An original Marvin comic strip? Think Jack Nicklaus' U.S. Open-winning golf glove would delight Dad on Father's Day? Monday night's your chance, when Sarasota's Club Bandstand presents a Celebrity Auction to benefit Project Rainbow, followed by a performance by the Telstar All-Stars.
From 7 to 9 p.m., more than 30 donated items, including material autographed by such artists as ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, the Indigo Girls, Joe DiMaggio, Alabama and Cher, will be up for the taking. Door prizes and drawings throughout the auction will be a less costly means of taking items home.
"Raising money from this auction for Project Rainbow is not our main objective," said the event's producer J Arnold. "Public awareness of the fact that there are over 240,000 chronically ill children in Florida is our main objective. We have gotten Gov. Lawton Chiles aware, and he has autographed an inaugural program, and his wife sent down an autographed scarf."
At 9:30, the Telstar All-Stars, performing jazz, blues and rock n' roll, take the Bandstand stage. Featuring members of the Gregg Allman Band, Chris Anderson (formerly of the Outlaws) and local groups, the All-Stars will be joined by 12-year-old slide guitar prodigy Derek Trucks.
For those more interested in the auction than the music, here are some more items up for grabs:
A basketball signed by the Orlando Magic.
A photo signed by Hank Williams Jr.
An Earth Day banner signed by Willie Nelson, Phil Collins, the Indigo Girls and 10,000 Maniacs.
A drum head signed by Cheap Trick.
Tickets are $6 advance, $8 at the door. Call 755-9000 (Sarasota) for a list of outlets, or the club at 954-7625. Club Bandstand is at 300 Quayside in Sarasota.