Philadelphia firefighter's punk band to open for Adjacent Music Festival in New Jersey

  • Source: KWY-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
  • Published: 05/25/2023 12:00 AM

An injured Philadelphia firefighter and aspiring musician is getting his big break. Randy Ballinger was severely injured when he fell 25 feet from a roof, fighting a fire back in February. Ballinger is an aspiring musician and plays guitar in his punk band Jersey Calling. After hearing about Ballinger's story, Geoff Gordon, the president of Live Nation Northeast, invited his band to open for the upcoming Adjacent Music Festival. "This unreal opportunity to open the Adjacent Music Festival is giving me plenty of motivation to accelerate my recovery," Ballinger said in a news release. "This is the inspiration I need to keep going. I am going to deliver my best performance." The festival is this Saturday and Sunday on the beach in Atlantic City. "Randy is a real hero who is inspiring with his courage," Gordon said.


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