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Foundation for TJO Animals to Present Pets Rock! Concert June 10

SPRINGFIELD — The Foundation for TJO Animals will present Pets Rock! — a concert to benefit local homeless animals in need at the Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control & Adoption Center — on Saturday, June 10 from noon to 5 p.m. at Springfield Lodge of Elks #61, 440 Tiffany St., Springfield. All proceeds from this event will provide much-needed medical care and training to the many animals that call TJO their temporary home.

Sponsored by Planet Fitness, Pets Rock! will be an afternoon of music, food, and fun. Pat Kelly of Lazer 99.3 & 105.1 will host a lineup of four local bands: Locals Only, Feel Good Drift, Tough Customer, and Trailer Trash. Attendees are welcome to bring their beach chairs and blankets to enjoy food trucks from establishments including Murphy’s Pub, Plan B Burger, and Poppie’s Concessions, as well as games, raffles, and face painting for the kids.

Tickets are $15 (children under 12 are free), available at the gate or online at www.tjofoundation.org. The first 200 people admitted will receive a free commemorative mug to fill with the beverage of their choice. The venue requests service dogs only, and no coolers are allowed.