LONDONDERRY — Some of the area's most popular musicians will be gathering at Whippersnappers for the weekly Open Mic Jam Night on May 24 to raise money for the Brad Delp Foundation.

That's the date of Bob Dylan's 69th birthday and the performers will be celebrating his music.

Delp, the lead singer of the band Boston and a founding member of the Beatles tribute band, Beatlejuice, died in March 2007.

"Brad loved music," said Bill Faulkner, Brad Delp Foundation spokesman, "and everyone who loves music will eventually discover the power of Dylan, whose 'Highway 61 Revisited' was always in rotation in Brad's car."

Headlining the evening will be one of New Hampshire's favorite cover bands, Mama Kicks.

"The really cool thing is the opportunity for rediscovering and reworking so many great Dylan songs," said Gardner Berry of Mama Kicks. "Brad Delp was not only an exemplary musician with his own astounding body of work, but a tremendous supporter of lesser known local musicians."

The Brad Delp Foundation was created by his children, Jenna and John Michael, family and friends to honor Delp's memory by awarding music-related grants, scholarships and funding for school music programs.

Other musicians playing at that evening include Sandy Casey, Rich Fauteus, Michael Troy, Tim Powers, Angelo Mullin, A & J Harmonics and special guests.

The event will be held at Whippersnappers, 44 Nashua Road, Londonderry on May 24 from 8 to 11 p.m. Free admission and donations accepted for the foundation. For more information on the foundation, visit www.braddelpfoundation.org.

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