RCPM keeps Paying it Forward

Along with the rockin’ tunes Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers bring to the shores of Rocky Point at least twice a year, the Peacemakers make tremendous contributions to the community by just doing their thing whether that be grilling up hot dogs, golfing, getting down with beach soccer, paying it forward with fellow peacemakers, and even in the way they park.

PH-hotdogIn addition to this year’s second Mexican Moonshine golf Classic in January, with donations going to Esperanza para los Niños children’s home north of town, Roger’s Rock-n-Soccer beach tournament always invites folk to bring along sports equipment to donate to the local Youth Sports Foundation (this year on June 7th), then of course there’s drummer PH Naffah’s “Hot Dog & A Smile”.

For the past six years or so, one of the mainstays of Circus Mexicus has been PH’s “Hot Dog & A Smile”, served up with at least five or six bands taking the shore front stage at JJ’s Cantina in Cholla Bay. Circus mexicus 2013 in rocky point 41PH himself grills up about 1000 hot dogs and fans donate whatever they’d like for a dog. Money raised from “Hot Dog & A Smile” goes to La Casa de Esperanza para los Niños. After going out with peacemakers the past couple years to deliver additional donations brought down by fans, it’s worth noting funds from the fun BBQ event have helped significantly with the home’s high summer electric bills.  Though held on Fridays in the past, Hot Dog & A Smile will be on Sunday this year starting around 11 a.m.  Given this change, fans bringing down items to donate to the home are asked to drop these off on Friday at a trailer that’ll be set up near Banditos. Interested in helping out? Check the donation list that has been circulating among a number of Peacemaker fans on the FB site  “Wish List” for Esperanza para los Niños Orphanage   for the 36 children currently at the home.

Don’t forget! This year’s Hot Dog & A Smile event to help Esperanza Para Los Niños RCPM-CMXXI-Sunday-4Children’s Home will be on SUNDAY (June 8) at JJ’s. PH will still be the chief hot dog griller, and there will be another outstanding lineup of bands:

11 am Ghetto Cowgirl
Noon Sand Rubies
1 pm Shurman
2 pm The Black Moods
3 pm Elvis Before Noon
4 pm Random Karma

With the main stage for Friday and Saturday nights heading back over to Sandy Beach and just across the street from Banditos (formerly The Hut / Chango’s), longtime Circus sponsor RPR Mexico (home to Sonoran Spa and Sonoran Sea Resorts) has graciously teamed up with RCPM organizers and the local office on Integral Family Development (DIF) to provide parking in lots around Sonoran Spa and Sonoran Sea. Proceeds from this will go directly toward DIF’s work to equip the city’s first Dialysis Center. Parking will be just $5 US a pop with the added peace of mind of not having to carve out a parking space elsewhere, plus it’s just a short walk to the main gate for Friday and Saturday night’s concerts. Carpooling, parking, and walking sounds good – and, as Roger says, “stay together”!

rolling-rockies-moonshinePeacemaker efforts to support Rocky Point sure don’t stop with Circus Mexicus as various fans have been active with local charity groups and campaigns over the years. There’s the support Roger’s Mexican Moonshine gives to Los Rolling Rockies – Puerto Peñasco’s own wheelchair basketball team, the RCPM fans for whom Rocky Point is their second home that won a motorcycle in a local raffle who then sold it and donated the $ back to the DIF’s Dialysis Center, and let’s not forget the “pay it forward” folk who have upgraded tickets for fellow fans.  Just recently we were contacted by RCPM fans who are transforming RCPM’s song “5 x 5” off the new album The Independent into a new way of giving back to 5 local charities.

In just two weeks, the Peacemakers will be back to do it all over again! ¡Bienvenidos! For tickets and this year’s Circus Mexicus line-up (June 5 – 8, 2014): Circus Mexicus 2014

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