For a chance to experience a legendary funk act and to help a great cause, look no further than In Concert for Cancer.
The event on Saturday will bring pivotal funk collective the Family Stone to the Midway Museum for a rare live performance. Sly and the Family Stone’s 13-album career is the epitome of classic '70s funk. The San Francisco-bred group disbanded in 1974 and has occasionally regrouped in fragments for live performances. This waterfront event in San Diego will bring the founding members back together for a rare live reunion.
Additional acts include the Jeff Lorber Fusion, a project helmed by pioneering jazz keyboardist Jeff Lorber. The outfit will feature accompaniment from Los Angeles-based saxophonist Eric Marienthal.
Overall, the show is a chance to celebrate life; the event will highlight cancer survivorship and proceeds will go to benefit Scripps Cancer Center.
To be diagnosed with cancer is one of the most devastating events that one can experience. Almost everyone has been unfortunate enough to experience such an event, whether it be firsthand or through a loved one. An event like this is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the moments that make life worth fighting for -- and also to dance.
In Concert for Cancer will take place Sept. 8 at the Midway Museum. Tickets start at $50 for general admission and can go up to $150 if you want to meet the band.