On Thursday August 31, Rascal Flatts performed to benefit Long Island Cares. The show took place at the NYCB Theatre in Westbury. Country music fans came out in leather boots and cowboy hats to dance along with the country classics of Rascal Flatts.
Todd O’Neill opened for the band and delivered a stellar performance followed by CEO Paule T. Pachter of Long Island Cares. Pachter didn’t perform, but he did deliver a soliloquy on the night’s reason for gathering that touched the hearts of all in attendance and amplified the emotion of the band’s country hits.
Then, with rousing applause and cheers, Rascal Flatts took the stage to enchant the crowd. As country music often does, Rascal Flatts plucked the heartstrings of the audience and bounced a sound of solidarity off the walls.
The show continues as a part of the Harry Chapin Storyteller Series. The Chapin family were storytellers and folk musicians and Harry Chapin is the founder of Long Island Cares. Often, the folk songs of the Chapin family spread messages that touch on the human condition.
Thursday’s show was one that certainly touched on the human condition as it touched each of our hearts. Take a look at the highlights below and be sure to look for yourself in the meet and greet photos.