The Gathering Place to Launch Inaugural GatherPalooza Benefit Concert in October

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A non-profit, community-based cancer support center that focuses on “the social, emotional, physical and spiritual needs of individuals with cancer and their family and friends,” the Gathering Place plans to host the inaugural GatherPalooza fundraising event at Grays Armory on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. The event will feature a Battle of the Bands between local acts the Nerve, Skin & Bones, Faith and Whiskey, and 80-HD, rock bands featuring Cleveland area professionals in health care, law and insurance. Live Nation’s Barry Gabel will serve as the MC. Proceeds will support the free services offered at the Gathering Place.

“GatherPalooza is not only a celebration of our 15 years of service, but is important in keeping what we do at the Gathering Place completely free for our community,” says Eileen Saffran, chief exe cutive officer of the Gathering Place, in a press release. “We’re excited and grateful to partner with a group of great, local musicians all the while raising funds that will provide support to those who have been touched by cancer.”

Attendees should designate their philanthropic support to the band of their choice. The band that generates the most charitable support for the Gathering Place will receive a private party during a Live Nation concert. Raffle tickets will be available for the chance to win two tickets to the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York City. The prize package includes roundtrip airfare and two-night hotel accommodations for two. Raffle tickets can be purchased in advance of GatherPalooza by visiting People who purchase raffle tickets don't need to attend the event to win.

General admission tickets are available for $75 and VIP tickets cost $150. General admission includes food stations along with two complimentary drink tickets. VIP tickets also include complimentary valet parking, a seat at a reserved table and open bar access. 
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Jeff Niesel

Jeff has been covering the Cleveland music scene for more than 20 years now. And on a regular basis, he tries to talk to whatever big acts are coming through town, too. If you're in a band that he needs to hear, email him at [email protected].
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