Tickets on Sale Now for Rock and Roll for Children Foundation’s 2024 Concert and Auction
Foghat to headline the annual charity concert to benefit The Children’s Inn at NIH at The Fillmore in Silver Spring on March 9, 2024
For some, the experience of going to a concert is like the experience of going to church. On March 9 at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, going to a concert will be like going to ‘A Place Like Home’ as the Rock and Roll for Children Foundation again hits the stage to benefit The Children’s Inn at NIH. The event will be headlined by the globally renowned classic rock band Foghat, along with the world’s number-one Fleetwood Mac tribute band, Tusk, and other special guests.
“The Rock and Roll for Children Foundation was formed to use music to help organizations dealing with children’s medical issues,” explained Jon Belinkie, the founder and co-chair of the Foundation. “We chose The Children’s Inn for all the obvious good it is doing for these families and for medical research in general.”
Foghat, an English blues rock band formed in London in 1971, will be appearing in the midst of an international tour to support its newest album, Sonic Mojo, released in November 2023. Sonic Mojo was the band’s 17th studio album and first in seven years. It became the band’s first Billboard No. 1 album, debuting in the top spot in the Blues Album chart. Foghat is known for its hit single Slow Ride, which debuted in 1975 and remains a classic rock staple and the band’s highest-charting single.
Tusk was formed in 2008 and has been crisscrossing the country ever since as the world’s premiere Fleetwood Mac tribute band. With relationships spanning back over four decades, the five members of Tusk strive to put on a show that reflects their affection and respect for the Fleetwood Mac experience over the 50-plus-year history of the world-famous band.
Even with its impressive lineup, the Rock and Roll for Children Foundation’s 2024 event promises to be more than just a concert. Since 2004, the annual event has featured legendary musicians from across the globe coming together to support children’s causes including, for the last decade, The Children’s Inn. Prior performances have featured some of the biggest names in rock music, including past headliners Stevie Van Zandt, Martina McBride, Ann Wilson, and Nils Lofgren.
Rock and television legend Stevie Van Zandt performing at a past Rock and Roll for Children concert
Attendees will get access to an open bar and can reserve balcony seating, VIP wait staff service, or private boxes for the show. The event will also feature silent and live auctions with some priceless rock heirlooms up for bid, including guitars signed by the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and the Eagles, along with fantastic vacations, rare wines and spirits, exclusive experiences and other fabulous items.
What began as a backyard concert two decades ago is now in its fifth year at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, and the Foundation is confident that this Slow Ride is just getting started. In total, it has raised more than $1 million in donations for organizations working on child health issues and topping $500,000 just for The Children’s Inn, making the Rock and Roll for Children Foundation The Inn’s largest non-corporate donor. Tickets are on sale now and are expected to go fast, so get yours today to enjoy an evening of great music to benefit The Children’s Inn at NIH.
About The Children’s Inn at NIH:
The Children’s Inn at NIH is a private, nonprofit “Place Like Home” for children and their families participating in pediatric research at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, the world’s premier biomedical research hospital. The Inn reduces the burden of illness through therapeutic, educational, and recreational programming – all at no cost to the families. Since opening in 1990, more than 16,000 families from around the world, and all 50 states, have considered The Inn their home. As a partner in discovery and care with the NIH, The Inn strives for the day when no family endures the heartbreak of a seriously ill child.