Local Musicians Gather to Benefit Down Syndrome Association of OC's Red Carpet Ball

Eric Hood/OC Weekly
Boys from Jeramiah Red, Robert Jon & the Wreck and Moonsville Collective, jammin'

Local Musicians Gather to Benefit Down Syndrome Association of OC's Red Carpet Ball

The Kings Inn is keeping the spirit of the giving season alive past Dec. 25 with a year-end benefit concert featuring performers from the top of the local music talent pool. This holiday edition of the event dedicated to live roots rock and roll usually several times monthly at Memphis in Costa Mesa will raise funds for the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County's annual Red Carpet Ball--a dinner and dance for teens and adults with down syndrome.

"It is truly something I look forward to every year." Kings Inn founder

Sean Rosenthal

said on the event's Facebook page. "The energy in the room at The Red Carpet Ball is something you just can't explain unless you are a part of it, smiles and laughter from everyone in attendance!"

Rosenthal has donated his time to running the photo booth at the ball since 2009 and is now donating all the money raised at the Kings Inn Holiday Benefit Show on Saturday to the party.

This special edition has really upped the ante with a bigger venue (Detroit Bar) and performances by a smorgasbord of musicians including Parker Macy, Jeramiah Red, Micah Brown, Justin Suitor (of Railroad to Alaska), Robert Jon Burrison, and Ryan Welch (of Moonsville Collective). 

The 2013 Red Carpet Ball's theme this year is Under the Sea and will take place on Feb. 23 at the Double Tree in Santa Ana. Visit the Down Syndrome Association of Orange County's website for more information on the ball and how to donate/volunteer.

"This event gives a sense of what its like to be truly happy," Rosenthal told

the Weekly

. "[It shows] just a small ounce of that can go a long way in this world."

See a video from the 2012 Red Carpet Ball Rosenthal made here:

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