Out musicians BIG DIPPER and HOMER MARRS perform benefit show for Vital Bridges Center on Chronic Care on Saturday, Oct. 6, at SIDETRACK THE VIDEO BAR.
“This is a challenging and frightening time for all direct-service AIDS organizations,” says co-founder Lori F. Cannon. “Funding is at an all-time low for programs such as Vital Bridges, the city’s only meals and grocery service for low-income people living with AIDS.”
Local musicians BIG DIPPER, the flamboyant hip hopper known for his hits “Drip Drop” and “Summertime Realness,” and comedian-turned-musician HOMER MARRS, whose “Facebook Song” was performed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” will perform full sets with backing dancers and band, respectively. MARRS will debut his new music video, “Bear411,” at the benefit.
“We’re so thankful to the staff of SIDETRACK, longtime advocates for human rights, equality and the day-to-day lives of those living with AIDS, for hosting this wonderful fundraiser/concert,” Cannon shares. “It promises to be a lot of fun and at the same time provide much-needed assistance to our half-empty shelves at the North Side Pantry.
“Never let it be said that one person can’t make a difference…hope to see you there!”
WHAT: CONCERT FOR VITAL BRIDGES
WHEN: Saturday, October 6th, 5 p.m.
WHERE: Sidetrack the Video Bar, 3349 N. Halsted St., Chicago
TICKETS: $20 at the door, includes drink ticket and door prize ticket
CONTACT: Homer Marrs, 773.263.5916 or firstname.lastname@example.org