Stars Turned Up to See John Rzeznik of the Goo Goo Dolls to Support the Rock the Schools Concert

Los Angeles, CA, December 17, 2015 –(– Promenade PR and Entertainment Group presented the Rock The Schools Concert’s 5th Anniversary Bash at The Mint in Los Angeles on Thursday, December 10th featuring Johnny Rzeznik, Jordin Sparks, Ryan Cabrera, Mark Ballas and more, and heavily attended by celebrities.

The intimate, acoustic show was co-headlined by Johnny Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls), Jordin Sparks (winner of season 6 of “American Idol”) and Ryan Cabrera. Other performers included: Alexander Jean, a new duo project featuring Mark Ballas and BC Jean, Pop Sensation Aaron Carter, Actress/Musician, Karen David, star of ABC’s “Galavant”, Nash Overstreet (Hot Chelle Rae), Actor/Musician Tahj Mowry and introducing Alexx Mack and Madi Wolf. All performers completely blew the audience away! Special pre-show VIP party was hosted by AJ McLean (of the Backstreet Boys), who also surprised the audience with a solo performance of his new song “Live Together” and couldn’t resist making the crowd go wild by performing a BSB throwback, “I Want It That Way.” Additional VIP Hosts included Actor Paul Johansson (“One Tree Hill”), Actor Rob Morrow, who also surprised us with a couple tunes, Actor Eric Roberts and Actor Matthew Lawrence. The concert was hosted by iHeartRadio On-Air Talent, Nathan Fast from KIIS FM.

Celebrities in attendance included: Actor/Musician Tyler Hilton, A-list Actor/Comedian Nick Swardson, Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Kyle Howard (Royal Pains), Miles Heizer (Parenthood), Ken Davitian (Borat), J. Sutta (Pussycat Dolls), Greyson Chance, Madeline Zima (Californication), Mark Salling (Glee), and more.

Rock The Schools was created in 2011 to support and promote music programs. Promenade PR and Entertainment Group once again chose to support the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in US public schools.

“I don’t even really have words to describe how grateful I am to the artists, sponsors, celebs and everyone else involved in making this show incredible. We wanted to make a big deal for our 5th anniversary, and that we did! The work that the VH1 Save the Music Foundation does is so important to me and its an honor and a privilege to be able to support them with this concert. Rock the Schools is a brand of it’s own now and it feels so good to have created something that people look forward to every year!”- Alaina Bendi, Executive Producer and Creator, Rock the Schools Concert and President of Promenade PR and Entertainment Group.

Official sponsors and partners included: The Slow Watch, Honest Tea, Vita Coco, Garrett Popcorn, Candy Vixen, Dream Water, Sean Healy Presents, PRS Guitars, The Honest Company, Bohemian Guitars, and Lippman Entertainment.

About Promenade PR and Entertainment Group
Our company expanded from Promenade Music Entertainment, as clients began to grow and diversify. We specialize in music publicity, celebrity talent relations and event production. The company was formed in 2011 by Producer/Publicist, Alaina Bendi. Talent represented past and present include Actor/Musician Thomas Ian Nicholas, “American Idol” winner Lee DeWyze, Actor/Musician Michael Lombardi (“Rescue Me”), “American Idol” season 6 runner-up Blake Lewis, Rebecca Perl, TV and Radio Personality Jack Rico (TODAY Show; VH1 Morning Buzz); Universal Attractions Agency, Entertainment Relations for True Promise Beauty, Alexis Keegan, Luke Wade (NBC’s “The Voice”), Ryan Cabrera, Teddy Geiger and many more. The company also produces concerts, even having the honor to curate a show for NYC’s CBGB Festival and has built the Rock the Schools Concert into a popular, vastly growing event and brand. For additional information, please visit

About VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non profit committed to ensuring that music instruction is a core component to a complete education. Since 1997, we have partnered with more than 1964 public schools in 233 school districts, giving 2.6 million children the tools and confidence to excel in academics and in life. #PassTheNote and get involved at join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @vh1savethemusic.