Hard Rock Cafe
March 31

Doors 6 p.m.; show 7 p.m.

Courtesy CureRock
Courtesy CureRock

Music and making a difference will join forces for the fifth annual edition of CureRock. On Thursday, March 31st, national and local musicians will take the stage at the Hard Rock to help fight cancer in kids, adolescents and young adults at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Headlining CureRock this year is the Brooklyn-based indie pop duo Oh Honey. Formed in 2013 by guitarist and vocalist Mitchy Collins and singer Danielle Bouchard, the band’s touring lineup also includes drummer Robbie Ernst and bassist Shaun Savage.

Blending elements of breezy folk, indie pop and alternative rock music, Oh Honey’s latest EP, Wish You Were Here, was released in 2015 on Atlantic Records. The group is currently gearing up to unveil its first full-length album, dubbed Until Next Time. The Oh Honey single, “Be Okay,” was featured in a 2014 episode of Glee, and the band even worked with Orange Is the New Black stars Danielle Brooks and Uzo Aduba on a Christmas medley.

Photo by Dave DiCello.
Photo by Dave DiCello.

Joining Oh Honey for CureRock is local pop-punk act Mace Ballard, as well as the Pittsburgh-based five-piece, The Feel-Good Revolution, which was formed in 2009 by Cody and Claire Kraski.

Attendees will rock out for a cause, helping to raise funds for and awareness about childhood oncology. In 2015, the event raised more than $12,000. These crucial funds helped to provide transportation for childhood cancer patients attending a medically equipped summer camp, and also awarded three childhood cancer researchers with money to support their ongoing research in the fields of hepatoblastoma, melanoma and symptom management.

CureRockers can also bid on raffle items from Pittsburgh businesses, sports teams and nonprofits, and can access helpful resources via the event’s online education fair.

CureRock is 21+ but fans of any age can attend with a parent or guardian. A limited number of VIP table packages are available.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.