On November 20th, JusticeAid Brings Music, Charity, and Fun to the Black Cat

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Group promises a great time with live bands, charity, and a chance to mingle with Washington’s top attorneys

JusticeAid's November 20th event at the Black Cat brings music and charity together for a great cause

JusticeAid’s mission aims DC’s wealth of influence and affluence toward a noble goal: raising money for those most at risk from social injustice. But you can leave your tux or pearls at home, because this isn’t any old fundraiser.

On Wednesday, November 20, JusticeAid takes over the Black Cat, and the new nonprofit group, still in its inaugural year, promises a great time for a great cause. They’re gathering to raise money and awareness for D.C. Law Students in Court (DCLSIC). For 45 years, DCLSIC has mentored third-year law students to provide legal services to the District’s low-income community, fighting homelessness, attacking injustice, and inspiring the next generation of lawyers. Joining the two groups at the Black Cat are local breakouts The Morrison Brothers Band, New Orleans’ funk ensemble Flow Tribe, and from New York City, hip hop/soul/rock outfit Pants Velour. The music starts at 8pm, but guests should arrive at 7 to mingle with some of the city’s best attorneys, several of whom double as JusticeAid’s founders.

JusticeAid’s mission aims DC’s wealth of influence and affluence toward a noble goal: raising money for those most at risk from social injustice. But you can leave your tux or pearls at home, because this isn’t any old fundraiser. JusticeAid takes a refreshing, strictly casual approach to community service. Their kickoff earlier this year at the Hamilton drew a crowd of all ages and backgrounds to see local acts The Morrison Brothers Band and Mary Ann Redmond offer up homegrown country and blues rock. By night’s end, the group raised over $40,000 for Atlanta-based charity, Gideon’s Promise.

You can purchase tickets online and get more information about JusticeAid at
http://www.justiceaid.org

RSVP on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1422128891336561/

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/4JusticeAid

About the bands:

The Morrison Brothers Band are hometown heroes when it comes to country rock. Since brothers Willie and Truman Morrison got the band started back in 2008, they've released three full-length albums, and conquered every premier venue in the capital city. In July, they returned to the 9:30 Club, ranked #1 on Rolling Stone's list of "The Best Big Rooms in America," to premiere their latest album, "State of the Union." The album's first single "Little Miss Whiskey" is receiving extensive air-play on DC's top country station, WMZQ 98.7 FM.

More about the Morrison Brothers Band here: http://themorrisonbrothersband.com/

Flow Tribe serves up New Orleans’ funk in a big way, and they don’t like to keep quiet. The band’s six members comprise a smoking hot rhythm section, dueling guitars, horns, and even a washboard. Their talented take on New Orleans’ signature sound makes it hard for them to keep a low profile. They’ve shared the stage with names like John Fogerty, Trombone Shorty, funk/jazz greats Galactic, and more. Relix magazine calls them “bizarrely irresistible,” and USA Today showcased their performance earlier this year at New Orleans’ famed Jazz Fest.

More about Flow Tribe here: http://www.flowtribe.com/

Pants Velour hails from New York City, and brings with them a blend of hip hop, rock, pop, and soul. It’s a style that the Washington City Paper calls “party-ready hip hop,” and that has been likened to the Beastie Boys, The Roots, and the Black Eyed Peas. Earlier this year at the New Music Seminar in New York, they landed a spot on the conference’s “Top 100 Artists on the Verge” list.

More about Pants Velour here: http://www.pantsvelour.com/

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to network, do good and dance, all at once.

When:
Wednesday, November 20
7-11pm

Where:
Black Cat
1811 14th St, NW
Washington, DC 20009

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