April 7th! Benefit for Michael BALSAC Derks! #Rocknowledgylive
CIGAR CITY BREWING & CHAMPION BREWING Present:
A benefit for (and celebration of) Michael Derks
aka Balsac the Jaws of Death, from GWAR.
Featuring performances by:
BAT (RVA, members of Municipal Waste, Volture)
Druglord (RVA, ex-Unseen Force, Honor Role)
Murdersome (RVA, members of Gritter, ex-Humungus)
Loud Night (RVA, members of Ramming Speed/Battlemaster)
And DJ sets from:
DJ Valient Himself (of Valient Thorr)
DJ Ray Nasté (of Municipal Waste/BAT)
As well as: On-site donor swab testing via Love Hope Strength (the World's leading music-centric cancer organization).
Saving lives, One Concert at a time!
1pm Doors // 4-10PM - DJs and Bands // Donate to Derks!
RAFFLES from 5pm-END!
Can't attend but still wanna help?
Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/blood-for-balsac
The good folks from Cigar City Brewing are sending up some of their kick-ass brews to Champion Brewing Company in Richmond, VA to raise funds for RVA legend Mike Derks (aka Balsac the Jaws of Death from GWAR), who is battling a rare bone marrow disease. Derks has been a leader of the creative community as a musician, writer, and performer for 30 + years, both in his home city of Richmond Virginia, and around the world as the guitarist for shock rock's legendary GWAR. Now, Mike could use some assistance from his friends and the broader community of artists, musicians, fans and patrons of the arts. ALL tap room proceeds (that's right, ALL beer profits) will go to the cause, all auxiliary staff and entertainers are donating their time and loads of awesome raffle prizes have been donated from the killer partners listed below. In addition to all of this, GWAR will have some classic merch setup with all of the proceeds being donated, and LoveHopeStrength, the world's leading music-centric cancer organization will be on-hand to take swabs for potential donors to help save lives! Thanks to Gwookie from Loose Screw Tattoo and Derek at The Golden Squeegee for the original art and commemorative prints forthcoming!
CONFIRMED RAFFLES & SILENT AUCTIONS (more TBA):
Champion Brewing Company
Cigar City Brewing (Prize pack + rare bottles)
GWAR (Prize pack + skate deck + signed drum heads + album)
Municipal Waste (prize pack + skate deck)
Windhand (prize pack)
Valient Thorr (prize pack)
Slave Pit Inc (prize pack)
Vinyl Conflict Record Store
Steady Sounds (gift card)
Chop Suey Books (prize pack)
VELOCITY COMICS Official Page (prize pack)
Commonwealth Brewing Company
GWARbarr (gift card + prize pack)
GWARcast (pins and shirts)
Strange Matter (gift card + venue shirt)
The Broadberry (gift card + venue merch)
The Camel (gift card)
Slimehole Productions (concert tickets)
RVA SHOWS (concert tickets)
VA COMICON (prize pack w/ GWAR Comics)
Beach Impediment Records (prize pack)
Hilton Richmond Downtown (overnight stay + National VIP tix)
LOCKN' Festival (two 4-day passes + Parking)
Silent Partner Managament (Two weekend passes + Ramones box sets)
+ MORE TBA, WATCH THIS LIST GROW!!
If you'd be interested in donating to the raffle (or future raffles) hit up any of the following: