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March 9th, 2023 | Press Release

Graphic that says The Kennedy Collective Spectrum of Rock showing list of sponsors

Trumbull, CT — (Mar 8, 2023) —The Kennedy Collective Autism Project is partnering with Band Central to present ‘Spectrum of Rock’, an evening of amazing Rock & Roll music, joy, and fellowship. Band Central was founded by Rob Fried, Connecticut’s own, musician, investment guru and philanthropist, as a platform to create fundraising events that connect giving with joy and entertainment. In addition to an amazing line-up of local musicians, ‘Spectrum of Rock’ will feature Joe Bouchard, Co-Founder of the iconic 1970s Blue Öyster Cult Band! The event will be held at Park City Music Hall in the dynamic Black Rock area of Bridgeport on Wednesday, March 22 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM.

Proceeds from the event will support The Kennedy Collective Autism Project which provides opportunities for children, teens, and young adults to engage in social and recreational activities while learning skill-building strategies. A variety of immersive programs - including Among Friends Theater Company, Creative Connections, Hanging with Friends, Parents Empowering Parents, Saturday Social, Transition Opportunities for Postsecondary Success, and more - are offered throughout the year, providing opportunities for individuals and families to feel supported, connected, and empowered.

We invite the public to ‘show up, get down and do good’ (Band Central’s Mantra!) and support The Kennedy Collective Autism Project’s vital mission of providing inclusion, skills training, community involvement and creative exploration for young people on the Autism spectrum. 

To purchase tickets, visit the Park City Music Hall website.

About The Kennedy Collective

The Kennedy Collective was founded in 1951 with an unwavering mission to support and empower people with disabilities to reach their full potential. Today, we support and employ individuals with disabilities in a variety of housing, social and employment settings. The Kennedy Collective assists individuals in pursuit of Competitive Integrated Employment through our Community Services and Workforce Development programs and provides employment through our sustainable Business Enterprises. These enterprises include Palm & Able Thrift Store & Distribution Center, Facilities Maintenance (Landscaping/Groundskeeping & Janitorial), and Staffing Services. We recently created a BCBA Behavioral Intervention Business Enterprise that offers supports in home, school, workplace and at community locations. 

We believe our community is stronger when all people are empowered to contribute, share, and thrive. To learn more about The Kennedy Collective and how you can support and participate, please visit