Mint Condition, Lo-Key?, and More to Perform at FunkyTown Family Reunion This Sunday
June 19, 2014
This Sunday, June 22nd, 2014, The Cabooze will be hosting the FunkyTown Family Reunion, which will feature artists Mind Condition, Lo-Key?, Sounds of Blackness, RL, Jellybean Johnson, and #MPLS. This event is a benefit for Lance "LA" Alexander, a founding member of Lo-Key? and a collaborator, alongside his partner prof t, with such names as Michael and Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Alexander O'Neal, Flyte Tyme, and more. Lance was born with a rare condition called "Chiari Malformation", and it wasn't until the early 2000's that he began to experience severe effects from it. While going through surgeries and physical therapies, Lance learned that he also had another disease called "Syringomyelia", which was brought on by his "Chiari Malformation". This eventually caused paralysis from the waist down.
Now Lance's friends will be coming together for a night of music and optimism to help him raise enough money to help afford expensive medical treatment which may be able to reverse his paralysis. 100% of net proceeds will be donated to the "Lance Alexander Trust".
The benefit will take place at The Cabooze, which is located at 917 Cedar Avenue in South Minneapolis. Doors open at 6 PM and music will began at 7 PM. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. This event will be 18+ with a valid ID.
Advance tickets are available at The Joint Bar, The Electric Fetus, Treehouse Records, Know Name Records, and Cowboy Jack's Plymouth and Bloomington locations. Advance tickets are also available online at http://www.cabooze.com/event/584505-funkytown-family-reunion-minneapolis. For more info, visit www.cabooze.com. If you are unable to attend but would still like to donate to the cause, please make your checks payable to the "Lance Alexander Trust", and mail to Lance Alexander Trust c/o MidAmerica Talent, PO Box 20611, Mpls, MN, 55431.
Come out on Sunday and show your support for Lance, and enjoy some fantastic music from some incredible artists at the same time!
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