Hi my name is Stan Gibson and i am the Founder of Stanstock.Here is the Stanstock story: We came together through the dream of Stan Gibson, a local musician, fan and compassionate humanitarian. He created a Facebook page called, “Baltimore Bands from the 70's 80's 90's,” with the intention of bringing together musicians, fans, music venues and members of the vibrant golden age of LIVE music in the Baltimore Metro area. With a little help from his friends, and over 8000 avid members, a virtual community was built, and continues to grow. With the tremendous success of the Facebook page, Stan dreamed of bringing the online community together in a live music event. In October 2013, our first annual event, the dream was realized and came to be known as STANSTOCK! Stanstock patrons, musicians and volunteers continue to support two Baltimore-based charities by donating 100% of net proceeds to the Nicole Van Horn Trust Fund and Catch A Lift. More importantly, all fundraising objectives have been exceeded year after year! All musicians gather together and donate their time and talents to this worthy cause along with the all-volunteer staff who work on this project throughout the year. Join us for STANSTOCK 2018!More information on our Non Profit can be found at www.stanstock.org
Through the Baltimore Bands from the 70s 80s 90s Facebook page, I learned that the first Stanstock 2013 event was in the planning stages, scheduled for September 2013. I jumped on board to volunteer my help wherever needed at the time to support the success of this event. I’ve been on the volunteer team ever since and have met so many energetic, selfless and dedicated people who volunteer year after year to help in the production of this event. Through this event, I’ve reconnected with friends and musicians, some of whom I haven’t seen in 40 years, as well as made new lifelong friends through volunteering. We raise money for pediatric cancer patients as well as for first responders who have been tragically impacted in one way or another to help them put their lives back together. Please join us for our 6th Annual Stanstock 2018 two-day music festival to raise money for these worthy causes. Hope to see you at RiverWatch Restaurant in Essex MD September 8-9, 2018!
I have been going to Stanstock since the first one. Stan Gibson puts this event on with the help of his friends volunteers,and family. He works very hard and is always there to help a charity,friend or anyone he can. He is the kindest and most selfless person i know. I am so proud to know him. Each year this event gets bigger and better. Rock on Stan Gibson❤
The Stanstock machine has proven over five straight years that when the Baltimore music scene rallies to raise money, they mean business! The volunteer staff toils year-round to garner interest, participation and sponsorship for a family-friendly musical extravaganza. It is quite a feat to organize 100s of volunteers and musicians. Humanity is alive and well in Charm City and its surrounding areas.
I joined the page in the beginning I love this group ! Through this page I met many musician friends new and old. I became a volunteer from the first Stanstock and continue to work as a volunteer to date. This is the coolest group of people ever and the Stanstock is so extremely fun and rewarding ! Thank you Stan for having your dream and pursuing it day after day week after week and year after year I love you and everything this stands for. I have made a awesome family ! I will continue to support this !!!!
The first Stanstock Music Fair in 2013 gave Crossfire the opportunity to reunite for the first time since 1999. It was a tremendous success raising thousands for cancer research and wounded warriors. Fell in love with the folks running the event and became part of their team ever since. Join us for Stanstock 2018 September 8-9 at the River Watch Restaurant in Essex MD. Visit Stanstock. org for ticket info and band schedule — Let’s Rock!!!