This Saturday several local and regional bands will get together at the Downtown Quarterback in Endicott to rock your socks off and raise money for local animal rescue shelters as part of Shelter Slam 2016.

The event will be held at the Downtown Quarterback on Washington Ave in Endicott, stages will be set up out side the venue with the first band beginning at 12 noon and continuing till at least midnight.

Many local bands including Recycled Zombies, Wreckless Marci, Vape, and several more, with special appearances by Joey Belladonna (from the band Anthrax) and his band Chief Big Way, also Phil Varone, former member of Skid Row.

Organizer and founder John Delola has been putting on this event twice a year since 2010 after seeing how many animals are neglected and abused.

The proceeds from these events go directly to local area animal shelters like the Humane Society, Animal Care Council and others.

I have always adopted my pets from local shelters and I encourage you to do the same.

All of us at 991 The Whale give our thanks to the local music community for their efforts.

Come out and support local music and our local animal shelters this Saturday during Shelter Slam 2016.

We invited John Delola and Jim Popeck to join me in the studio on Monday to talk about the event, check out the complete interview below.