British comedian Ben Ashenden (BBC Radio 4’s The Pin, Comedy Central’s Brotherhood, and Bridget Jones’ Baby) is running the 2017 Boston Marathon for the pediatric hematology-oncology program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. He is joining forces for one night only with top local folk acts Dietrich Strause, Greg Liszt, Sean Trischka’s Corporate Punk, and Lula Wiles for a benefit concert at The Burren Backroom in Davis Square. The evening will feature collaborative performances by the musicians and Ashenden, as well as a raffle with prizes from twenty local businesses including Club Passim, the Friendly Toast, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Brattle Theater, and Otto Pizza. Every penny raised will go towards life-saving research and supportive programming for the cancer community at MassGeneral Hospital for Children.
The event will take place beginning at 7pm, Thursday, April 13th. Tickets are available. Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door.
Businesses supporting the raffle include: The Friendly Toast • The Brattle Theater • Barrington Coffee Roasting Company • Beacon Hill Chocolates • Deep Ellum • Boston Homebrew Supply • Biyoshi Salon • Life Alive • Benefit Cosmetics • Treasured Hands • Club Passim • Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum • Otto Pizza • Beacon Hill Bistro • DeLuca’s Market.