Jun. 5—Victor Soto and Peter Lopez, the duo behind 24/7 Sound and Entertainment, held a concert, Rockin' for Vets, to support veterans organizations on Saturday at Temple Fire Company outdoor pavilion.
They said there was 160 ticket holders but expected more people to rock out with local bands Tiger Musterd and Stone Merchant. The proceeds from the show will go to veterans organizations, Veterans Making A Difference and the Veterans Coalition of Pennsylvania.
West Lawn-based Veterans Making a Difference has been helping veterans through the pandemic with a food pantry.
About 60 tickets were donated to veterans and first responders, said Soto, a Marine Corps veteran.
Lopez, who also performs as DJ PKilla, is also a disc jockey for Reading Rumba channel on iHeart Radio. He said he has more than 26,000 followers on Facebook Gaming and over 325,000 views on Tik Tok.
It was the second Rockin' For event. Last year, they men raised about $1,600 for St. Jude's Children's Hospital. Lopez said he hopes to hold more events.
"We are just two family men that really do care about our community," the duo wrote in a letter to sponsors.
The team has day jobs and Lopez said the entertainment company is a side business that they take seriously as a contributor to the community.
Lopez said they are planning future benefits for autism and breast cancer.
"Today is very very special," Lopez said, as he worked to set up the sound and lighting for the show. "It's special because we are looking to give back to people who have given us our freedom."