ShamRockin’ For A Cure 2013

ShamRock BagpipesThe quest for a cure continues March 9 at 7 p.m. with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed party to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The annual ShamRockin’ for a Cure, presented by Jon Baker Financial Group, will rock the stage at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park. Based in Alpharetta, ShamRockin’ For A Cure is a grass roots, volunteer-run organization dedicated to raising funds to find a cure for CF. All funds raised by ShamRockin’ For A Cure go directly to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

More than 1,100 revelers attended ShamRockin’ 2012 and raised $170,000. Event co-chairs Lara Dolan and Brian O’Reilly believe the fifth year will be the best yet. ShamRockin’ 2013 has a goal to raise $200,000 in one night for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

ShamRock Cooking“ShamRockin’ has been the party on the Northside for the past few years and 2013 promises to deliver again,” O’Reilly said. “Dancing the night away to 80’s music, great food and drink, entertainment and energy … that is what ShamRockin’ delivers. We have more VIP suites, new food vendors and more entertainment than ever before.”

This year’s event will sell out at 1,200 tickets. For $85 per ticket, attendees will be welcomed by 98.8 The Bone’s radio host Axel Lowe. Attendees also will be entertained by cover band HardCrush. Food will be provided by local Alpharetta restaurants such as SmokeJack BBQ, Hudson Grille, The Roswell Tap, Twisted Taco, Ray’s on the Creek, Village Taqueria, Dal Cuore Italian, Adele’s Cajun and others. All beverages are also included in the ticket price. The 2013 beverage sponsors are Deep Eddy Vodka, Strongbow Cider, Karma Tequila, Abita Beer, The Crusher Wines, Guinness Beer and Rockstar Energy Drink. Soft drinks are also available.

ShamRockin’ attendees have the option to book a night at the hotel sponsor Hilton Garden Inn at a discounted rate. Breakfast and shuttle service is included. Companies or large parties may purchase VIP areas including specialized admission, parking and bar areas. A silent and live auction will feature a trip to the American Music Awards, African Photo Safari Trip (with hotel accommodations and airline points), jewelry, restaurant experiences, home improvement and much more. Other ShamRockin’ sponsors include: Jim Ellis Audi Atlanta, Hope-Beckham Inc., Arrow Exterminating, JH Design & Color Studio, Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Hilton Garden Inn, UPS, nTier Training and Points North Atlanta. Tickets are now available at For more information on Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, visit