Saturday, April 6, 2013

Shredfest 5 Kid’s Cancer Benefit and Auction – April 13, 2013 at House of Blues in Hollywood


A friend of mine clued me in to a neat event next weekend at the Sunset Strip House of Blues in WeHo: Shredfest 5 to benefit pediatric cancer research. This is put on by a wonderful organization, Shred Kids’ Cancer.

Cancer is a terrible disease and I am sure that almost everybody has a loved one who has suffered from some form of it. There are many organizations that raise funds and awareness for cancer, but Shred Kids’ Cancer is a little different. Here is their mission:

“Shred Kids' Cancer is a 501c3 non-profit public charitable organization dedicated to serving our community by offering a solution for kids to help fight kids' cancer and show their peers who are suffering that they are here to help them. This is an organization made up of kids and started by a kid. Kids can use their creativity and organization skills (with the guidance of adults) to make a difference by raising awareness and funds to support research that leads to improving the care, quality of life and survival rate of children with cancer. “

This is, by far, one if the neatest things that I have ever heard of.

Shredfest 5 is a big fundraising event for the organization, and there is a little something for everybody that participates. For starters, there is a battle of the bands, with nine bands on the bill. The winning band will get to perform in June at The Late Night Lounge at Michelle Clark's Sunset Sessions Rock!

There is also a silent auction of signed memorabilia from artists such as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Led Zeppelin, U2 and Pink Floyd. Also being auctioned off is an assortment of quality musical equipment, including as guitars, basses, drums and live sound gear. There are non-musical items up for bid too, like vacations, movie tickets and whatnot.

Shredfest 5 will take place at the House of Blues in West Hollywood on Saturday April 13, 2013 from noon until 3PM. Tickets will be $20 at the door, or you can buy them in advance from participating bands for $15. Full details and a list of the bands and auction items can be found at their website:

I hope to see you there!

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