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Docs Rock for Neurofibromatosis

The inaugural Docs Rock for NF, a benefit concert for neurofibromatosis, began with a conversation between Dr. Herbert Newton, Neuro-Oncologist at Florida Hospital and Kim Bischoff, Executive Director at the Neurofibromatosis Network, with the intention of raising funds for neurofibromatosis research and support for those affected by it.

Tickets are $35 (including FREE barbeque)

The Docs Rock for NF concert will be held at the 100 seat Mandell Theater at the beautiful:

John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 E. Rollins Street
Orlando, Florida 32803

With a sponsorship from Florida Hospital we added a pre-concert gathering in the courtyard with a catered barbecue dinner from 4 Rivers Smokehouse.


The name Docs Rock for NF was selected to represent the band, Stone Lotus, the work of its band members in the medical field, and their dedication to using their musicianship to support charitable organizations with a focus on neurological illnesses, Neuro-Oncology, and cancer.

Formed in late 2017 with musicians from several well-known central FL bands (Running with Scissors, The Mob), as well as a popular band from central Ohio (Grey Matter), Stone Lotus fuses five decades of classic rock, blues, and contemporary tunes for your audio pleasure.  With over 100 years of combined musical experience, Stone Lotus has developed a stage show that draws in the audience through its diverse set lists and crowd interaction.  We are a female-lead singer driven band that has significant versatility, including harmonies and lead vocal contributions from several of “the boys”.  We are a hard-driving band that loves to play classic rock (e.g., Allman Brothers Band, Pink Floyd, Boston, Jefferson Airplane, Free, Guns ‘n Roses), but can also mix it up with other musical genre’s such as mellow Rock (e.g., Eagles, Tom Petty, Journey), and soft ballads (e.g., Righteous Brothers).  

Stone Lotus Band Members:

Lead Vocals:                                  Irene Wertley    Certified Herbalist, Reiki Master, Wellness Coach, Vibrational Healer

Lead/Rhythm guitars:                  Rob Winter        Senior Vascular Surgeon at Florida Hospital

Lead/Rhythm guitars/vocals:      Scott Douglas    Practice Manager, FHMG Interventional Cardiology Clinic

Bass guitar:                                    Herb Newton    Neurologist and Neuro-oncologist at Florida Hospital

Drums & Percussion/vocals:       Casey Kulscar    Senior Level Oncology Infusion RN

Keyboards/vocals:                        Don Jensen        Lead Contract Auditor at Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc.