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70's Disco Dance Party Cancer Benefit for Tami-Lu! Sun May 22 2016 starting at 5pm

$20 in advance  
$25 at door
$15 ages 16 and under

Food from Moe's Original BBQ and Mellow Mushroom included in ticket price!

You all know her and love her...she's that energetic spirit that sings, creates, dances, and makes people laugh hysterically! Asheville local Tami-Lu Barry was diagnosed with Stage 4b Cervical Cancer in September 2015. She had a full hysterectomy and endured 6 months of intensive chemotherapy. After this traumatizing experience and emotional hardship, Tami-Lu is not feeling as alive as we remember her. Now that she is in remission, our top priority is getting her back to her artistically expressive and confidently animated self and to keep this nasty Cancer from coming back! With your help we will be able to purchase prescriptions, supplements and vitamins, herbs, preventative integrative medication, and many other miscellaneous health items that will help her on her road to recovery and future Cancer prevention. Come help support her in this struggle and celebrate her life!
If you cannot make the event and would still like to donate to the fund go to

5pm: Free Flow Band
The Free Flow Band members are the the guardians of funk, and an irresistible dance party that draws fans from across generations and social groups and if you ask their fans, they will tell you Free Flow is a dance band that doesn’t try to sound like anyone but Free Flow. Free Flow’s line up of musicians reads like a who’s who of the best funk bands ever to grace North Carolina: Kazual Collins, Lil’ Rog, Black Note, and LT. “Our mission is to get people on the dance floor,” the members of the Free Flow Band proclaimed during a recent interview, almost in unison. And if you’ve seen them perform, you know that they meet that mission, night after night.
-Ami Worthen, Mountain Xpress

6:30pm: Skinny Legs & All reunion
Originating as a jam band elective at Evergreen Community Charter School, Skinny Legs and All began their music career as middle school kids. With their blues-rock, funk, and soul music they went on to record and release 3 albums, play Asheville’s Bele Chere, the Lake Eden Arts Festival, Jacksonville Beach’s Springing the Blues Festival, and were sent to perform at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis by The Southern Fried Blues Society. They performed for over seven years together and were Mountain Xpress’s WNC “Best Of” winners multiple years in a row. Lead singer Jesse Barry was a contestant on American Idol in 2010 and is now performing with her current band Jesse Barry and The Jam.

8pm: Jesse Barry and The Jam 
with special guests:
Peggy Ratusz, Henry Westmoreland (Hank West & The Smokin' Hots, Firecracker Jazz Band, Empire Strikes Brass), Jerome Widenhouse (Firecracker Jazz Band, Empire Strikes Brass), CaroMia Tiller (Siamese Jazz Club, Goldie & The Screamers), Daniel Iannucci, Simon George (Siamese Jazz Club), Phill Bronson (Siamese Jazz Club, Tuesday Night Funk Jam), Micah Thomas, Aaron Price, Robert Geisler (Jim Arrendell & The Cheap Suits), Sean Anderson (Virginia & The Slims), Kelly Jones, Brian Beall, Paula Nelson, Evalina Everidge, & Jenna Jaspreet

Raffles prizes from Bouchon, Strada Italiano, French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria, Mela Indian Restaurant, Empire Tattoo, Hip Replacements, & Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream!!!

There will be a silent auction of Tami-Lu's original artwork in which all proceeds go directly to the artist herself!