Fighting Gravity Reunion Show + Justin Trawick & The Common Good - A Cancer Can Rock Benefit
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
This event is all ages
Fighting Gravity is coming to Washington, DC! The group's horn-heavy, ska-influenced style gripped young listeners throughout the ’90s and the early 2000s, earning them a devoted college following and a feature in Rolling Stone. They performed around the world, from Tokyo to Honduras, selling hundreds of thousands of records, rocking massive crowds, and eventually signing with Mercury Records. Now they’re back again in support of Cancer Can Rock at one of the DC Waterfront’s new concert hotspots, Union Stage. Come see for yourself what over a million people have enjoyed worldwide – this is a fantastic live experience!
Cancer Can Rock
Cancer Can Rock is a non-profit organization founded by Jim Ebert, a multi-platinum record producer, himself a cancer survivor.
Unlike most cancer-based charities, this foundation doesn’t seek a cure, rather it strives to serve a singular community: Musicians facing aggressive cancer.
Donations to Cancer Can Rock go toward getting these musicians into a studio with professionals and producing a tangible result for them and their families during what is otherwise an unsettling time for them. These songs have provided both pride for those who have survived and solace for those that survived them. Many family members and some of the artists have communicated that the studio time was one of the best experiences in the artist’s life.
Cancer has no perks. Cancer Can Rock, at least for a moment, changes that for those it serves.
Justin Trawick & The Common Good
Justin Trawick has been performing in the Washington DC area and along the East Coast since 2006, citing musical influences like Bob Schneider, The Tallest Man on Earth, G. Love, Old Crow Medicine Show, and David Gray. In June of 2015, Trawick released his first single, “Goodbye”, under the band name “Justin Trawick and the Common Good”; written about the search for direction and belonging in a world that constantly feels one step ahead of you. Trawick has performed for TedxEast in NYC at the City Winery, TedxPennsylvaniaAvenue in DC at the Newseum, and has opened for over 30 national acts including Suzanne Vega, Wyclef Jean, Brett Dennen, Blues Traveler, Enter The Haggis, Bob Schneider, and Edwin McCain, and shared bills with Dr. Dogg and The Avett Brothers. Justin has been a longtime supporter of the efforts of Cancer Can Rock.
Sponsored by Ashcraft & Gerel
Advance GA $20 | Day of GA $25 | Premier Plus $50
• Full dinner and drink menu available
• The Premier Plus section is a raised area with reserved seats and tables. There is a dedicated server for faster service
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