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Mini music fest to benefit child battling cancer

Posted March 6, 2012 5:38 p.m. EST
Updated March 12, 2012 5:53 p.m. EDT

On March 23, four venues in downtown Raleigh will host a mini music festival to benefit a local boy battling cancer. 

Hopscotch Music Festival organized the event to help one of its own – Oliver Gant, the son of Jedidiah Gant, whose been a friend of Hopscotch from its inception. 

Here's a look at the lineup for Racing the Cure: A benefit for Oliver Gant:


Kings Barcade

8:15 -8:45 p.m.: Jack the Radio
9 - 9:40 p.m.: Schooner
10 - 10:40 p.m.: Filthybird
11 -11:40 p.m.: The Old Ceremony
Midnight–12:25 a.m.: The Avett Brothers
12:30 a.m.: Ivan Rosebud & JYU


The Pour House

8:15 - 8:45 p.m.: Gross Ghost
9 - 9:45 p.m.: Spider Bags
10 - 10:45 p.m.: Patty Hurst Shifter
11–11:45 p.m.: Birds of Avalon
Midnight: The Love Language

8:15 - 8:45 p.m.: Hooking Up
9 - 9:45 p.m.: Hammer No More The Fingers
10 - 10:45 p.m.: Whatever Brains
11 - 11:45 p.m.: Lonnie Walker
Midnight: Annuals

Lincoln Theatre

8:15–8:45 p.m.: Brice Randall Bickford
9-9:40 p.m.: Small Ponds
10-10:40 p.m.: Holy Ghost Tent Revival
11–11:40 p.m.: Bombadil
Midnight–12:50 a.m.: Tift Merritt

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. You will need to contact the venues for age restrictions. 

Tickets are $25 and get you into all four venues. As of Monday, just over 200 tickets remained.

Wristbands can be picked up at the door of each venue on the night of the show.

 UPDATE: March 12, 2012 - The benefit has sold out! Organizers said it has raised $44,000 for the family.