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"Night Ranger" To Perform At The First Danny Ripepi Memorial Concert

CLEVELAND–May 3, 2021– The Ripepi Family announced today their plans for The Inaugural Danny Ripepi Memorial Concert benefiting First Responder K9 Units throughout Northeast Ohio.  The concert will take place Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on the West Bank of the Flats and will feature Multi-Platinum recording artist Night Ranger, Cleveland’s own Beau Coup and High Voltage, the nation’s premier AC/DC Tribute Band.

The concert is planned to be an annual celebration to benefit many causes throughout the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan area for years to come. The purpose of the inaugural concert will be to honor Danny’s legacy of giving back and proceeds will go to something he held dear to his heart, helping local police and fire departments.  Proceeds raised will be used to purchase four (4) First Responder K9 Units to be donated to various agencies throughout Northeast Ohio.   This will include the dog, equipment and complete training. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items.

Tickets to the event will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, May 12th at 10:00am ET at

While Danny was heading to work on September 24, 2020, he was tragically killed in a freak accident when a dump truck caused a highway sign to crash onto his vehicle. Sadly, he died at the scene on I-480.  He is survived by his wife, three children and three stepchildren.  

In true Danny fashion, this Memorial Concert is not to serve as a family fundraiser, however as an opportunity to give back to the community he loved so much. Danny believed in three things, Family, Faith and Friendship. His gentle demeanor, kind heart and his love as a devoted husband, dad, brother and friend to many, is the legacy he leaves behind.  Now is our time to continue his legacy in the most poignant way, by giving back.

About SRT K9 Unit 501 c(3)

SRT K9 Unit is a non-profit 501-c3 organization made up of handler and dog teams in Ohio. The canine teams are certified in human remains detection, tracking, and trailing. They come together to provide the necessary resources to compliment federal, state, and local authorities in finding missing persons and/or their remains. Visit for organization and event information.

About A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc.

A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes’ is committed to the families and communities it serves.  Brothers, Stephen and Anthony Jr. together with their caring staff assist families with arrangements and support during life’s most difficult time.  They offer guidance for your loved one’s last tribute at either of their two locations 18149 Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights and 3202 Fulton Road in Cleveland. Visit for company information.

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