Here are the musical lineup for the day: (Exact order and schedule to be finalized):
11:45: The Exceptions
1:00 GoodMan Fiske
3:15: The Blitz
4:30: 99 Reasons
5:45: Juliano Brothers
*** Sound reinforcement provided by Walt Lion and Bob Bowling Audio ***
Your Questions Answered:
Q: Where can I get tickets?
A: Tickets are available at Eventbrite.com (use keyword “Atco”), at the Battleship New Jersey ticket office, and at shows where the 99 Reasons band is playing. Please check the “Atco Battles Alzheimer’s 6” Facebook page for any other ticket sale locations.
Q: I purchased tickets for the original date of the event? Are they still good?
A: Yes! Any ticket purchased for the original event -- whether they were purchased online or in person -- are still valid for the new date.
Q: Can I bring my own chair?
A: Yes! You can bring single-seat, fold-up, camp-style chairs on board. There will also be a number of chairs and tables available for seating.
Q: Can I reserve a table?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot reserve tables.
Q: Can I take pictures or video on board the Battleship?
A: Yes, you can! Feel free to post your pictures on our Facebook Page, “Atco Battles Alzheimer’s 6.”
Q: What’s this “cornhole in one” thing about?
A: It’s a new event this year. For $10, you get to toss 4 bags at a cornhole. For each bag you get in the hole, you receive one entry ticket. We will draw one of those tickets, and the lucky ticketholder will get one chance (no warmups) to toss the bag in the cornhole. If successful, they’ll win $10,000! (not a typo)
Q: Will food and drink be available for purchase?
A: Yes! There will be a full bar, as well as food available.
Q: Do I need to bring cash?
A: You can purchase an entry ticket for the event at the Battleship New Jersey using cash or a credit/debit card. The food and beverage stands will be able to process credit/debit cards, as will the silent auctions. The ticket raffles and cornhole event will be cash only.
Q: I’m a really cheap bastard, and I’m going to sneak my own alcohol on board the ship. Why is that a problem?
A: The liquor license that the Battleship holds strictly prohibits any alcohol being brought on board. If you are caught with your own alcohol, you’ll be asked to leave, and no refund will be given. Don’t be so cheap.
Q: That’s a great lineup of bands, but I don’t want to see all of them. Will there be half-day tickets available?
A: No, sorry. Your ticket gets you admission to event, plus a self-guided tour of the Battleship, which normally costs $24.95.
Q: Will there be children’s tickets available?
A: Tickets for children aged 12 and under are $15 as part of the early-bird discount. They'll be $20 after that.
Q: I want to fire the big gun! How can I do that?
A: We're going to auction off the opportunity to fire off one the Battleship's big guns during the event. Just a hint -- it's really loud!
Q: What’s the Memory Wall?
A: Each year, thousands of people die due to the effects of Alzheimer’s. For 2020, we are giving attendees the opportunity to pay tribute to a loved one lost to Alzheimer’s with the Memory Wall. For a $5 donation, the name of a loved one will be printed on the wall, which will be on display at the event.
Q: Is the event wheelchair-accessible?
A: Yes it is. There is an elevator to get you to the main deck of the Battleship, and a ramp to cross over onto the ship. Please be advised that the ship doesn't have the most level surface, since most of the deck is made of wood.
Q: What else is there to do on board the Battleship?
A: Every ticket includes a self-guided tour of the historic Battleship, which normally costs $24.95. You can do this tour at your own pace. Additionally, there will be a number of volunteers on board, some of who actually served onboard the Battleship, who can answer your questions.
We also will have cornhole, a Meet and Greet area, food and drinks available, and various auctions.
Q: That's a great lineup of bands! How'd you do it?
A: Each band generously donates their time and talents to help make the event a success. We're very fortunate that dozens of bands want to participate in this event, which is how we're able to stage such a fantastic event.
Q: What happens with the money raised?
A: All proceeds are donated to the Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter. We are hoping to raise over $20,000 this year.