Partying for a good cause is a win-win situation, like paying off a debt by yacht-sitting or just being nominated for World’s Best Dad. Today’s Groupon is in all parties’ best interests: for $25, you get two tickets to the Sixth Annual Music City Mardi Gras benefitting the Lisa Ross Parker Foundation on Friday, March 4, beginning at 7 p.m. at Limelight downtown (a $50 value).
Founded by Janet Ross in 2004 and dedicated to the memory of her sister, who passed away from leukemia at the age of 33, the Lisa Ross Parker Foundation raises funds for charitable causes at life-affirming events filled with music and celebration. This year’s shindig boasts main act Burning Las Vegas, a funk and soul band with an abiding love for oldies, Motown hits, and hip-hypnotizing jams. The group’s three female vocalists and airtight brass blasters pump crowds full of sonic energy, like a boombox with an IV hook-up. From 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., guests can bid on juicy finds such as Titans and Predators memorabilia in a passively aggressive silent auction format. Tickets include a Cajun buffet for hungry revelers, and a cash bar keeps whistles suitably wet.
Proceeds from the event go toward the foundation’s worthy slate of projects, from lending a hand to families affected by cancer to supporting animal welfare centers. Past Music City Mardi Gras events have raised nearly $100,000, financing upgrades to the Leukemia Lymphoma Wing at Vanderbilt Hospital and providing scholarships for graduating seniors whose lives have been touched by cancer. The Lisa Ross Parker Foundation also works to relieve some of the financial burden of diagnosis through grants for medication and household bills.
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