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The Ernie White & Friends Christmas Benefit Concert

Overall, the show has raised over $200,000 for the local charities including the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. See below for some highlights!

Ernie with the legendary Richie Sambora at the 2013 Christmas Benefit Concert

Thanks to Richie, Don Dazzo, the bands, singers, musicians, sound and light crews, decorating and stage crews, Ted Z and the staff at The Princeton Manor and the hundreds of fans that came to the show for helping us raise $16,000 for The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen Making The 14th Annual Ernie White Band And Friends Christmas Benefit Concert THE BIGGEST AND BADDEST SHOW in Trenton Rock and Roll History.

December 22 2013-Hamilton-New Jersey-United States: Former Bon Jovi Guitarist Richie Sambora made a suprise appearance at a benefit Christmas concert held in Hamilton New Jersey. The event was hosted by local guiarist Ernie White to raise funds for the Trenton Area soup Kitchen. (Phil McAuliffe/Polaris)

The 13th Annual Ernie White Band And Friends Christmas Benefit Concert

Proceeds to help our Jersey Shore Rebuild After The Devastation Of Sandy

Hi Everyone,

Wanted to extend heartfelt thanks to all of you who helped our SAVE THE SHORE Christmas BENEFIT CONCERT reach a new record. With the help of the Trenton Music Foundation we will be sending $16,405 to The Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund To all the Musicians, Singers, Sound and Lighting Crew, Stage Crew, Video Crew, Door People, Tom and Fiona, Press, Ted, Brian and the staff at Cedar Gardens, thanks for all your time, talent and BIG HEARTS!!!

I love you all, ew

See the “Guitar Medley” and “Sock It To Me Santa” from the 2010 show

See the “Video Opener” and “History Of… Video” from the 2010 show

The 11th Annual Ernie White Band And Friends Christmas Benefit Concert

Dennis Micai of TASK was the beneficiary of this year’s show. Thanks to all who contributed their time and efforts! And a very special thanks to all who came out to see the show!

Here is a note from Dennis:

February 11, 2011
Mr. Ernie White and Friends

Dear Mr. White: On behalf of the Board, staff, and most significantly the patrons of the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), please accept our sincere gratitude to you, Tom Reok and all the musicians and support folks who made you 11th annual show such a success. We appreciate the generous donations totaling $9,002.07 and especially enjoyed the show. We look forward to supporting and attending in the future. Once again, thank you. I look forward to working with you in the future.

With gratitude,
Executive Director

TASK is a private non-profit organization and depends on charitable contributions to do its work. The mission of TASK is three-fold: The first is to serve a hot, nutritious lunch Monday through Friday and an evening meal Monday through Thursday. TASK now is serving over 3,500 meals per week here and at our three satellite sites. The second part of the mission is to help patrons achieve self-sufficiency. The Adult Education Program provides tutoring in literacy, basic math, GED preparation and computer skills. The third part of the mission is to make the greater community aware of TASK programs and services. Those who come to TASK include the elderly, the addicted, the mentally ill, the physically challenged, families with children and the working poor.

Photos from 2010 are on Facebook.

Highlights from 2009 are on YouTube.

EW Music on TV:

Jackie sent this in – thanks!

Subject: Ernie White-21 Jump Street

Hey, here’s the 21 Jump Street episode with Ernie White in it. Thinkin’ Out Loud plays at 1:03 when one guy turns on a tape and Walk Alone plays at 3:51 during a party. It’s the fourth episode of the second season called Two for the Road, originally aired October 11, 1987 on Fox.

We had a link here but unfortunately the episode was removed from YouTube!

EW Goes Hollywood!

Check out Ernie singing in the Sylvester Stallone movie “Avenging Angelo” Now available on DVD & VHS! The song is “Every Time I Look In Your Eyes” penned by fellow NJ songwriters Frankie Previte and Dusty Micale