Six hours of funky-fresh beats will provide the Women’s Center with funds to begin a new mission — ending domestic violence through proactive rehabilitative and preventative education.
On Jan. 25, a benefit concert starring local performers Little John, Noah Noetik, Numerous and the All Good Funk Alliance from Virginia will be held at The 418 Project.
Local philanthropist Phoenix Rose organized the event, which originally wasn’t a benefit concert. Upon learning the Women’s Center was teaming up with Futures Without Violence (FWV) to help prevent domestic abuse, he wanted to give back and support the cause.
The Women’s Center has been serving the Santa Cruz community as a family resource center for 80 years. While the center currently has victim-oriented programs, providing hotlines and other methods of support for abuse victims, they are looking to expand into preventative operations working alongside FWV.
FWV, a nationwide organization, exists to both educate people on the importance of respectful and healthy relationships and help those affected by violence. Rose believes the partnership between FWV and the Women’s Center will provide the community the resources it needs in addressing domestic violence.
Rose’s goal is to raise $1,000 for the center, mentioning that groups such as the Women’s Center rely on donations. The remaining ticket money after covering the venue and artists will go to the organization.
Rose foresees roughly 80 percent of the profits from the tickets will go to the Women’s Center. There’s nothing like going to a rockin’ show, especially when it’s for a good cause.
7 p.m. to 1 a.m. at The 418 Project on 418 Front St. Advanced tickets are $15 while tickets at the door are $20. Visit wawc.org for more info.