Rocking for a Cause: Foghat Takes the Stage at Rock & Roll for Children Benefit

Classic rock band Foghat is scheduled to headline the upcoming Rock & Roll for Children benefit concert on March 9 at The Fillmore Silver Spring.

The event aims to raise funds for various children’s charities, including The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, a haven that offers support to families during extended medical treatments. The concert not only promises a night of exceptional music but also offers an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in need.

Opening for Foghat is Tusk, known as “The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute” band, setting the stage for a night of classic rock hits. Among the anticipated performances is Foghat’s iconic track “Slow Ride,” which gained popularity on rock radio back in 1975.

Foghat drummer Roger Earl expressed his enthusiasm for supporting the foundation, emphasizing the band’s eagerness to contribute to such a noble cause. Founded in Rockville in 2008, the Rock & Roll for Children Foundation has successfully raised over $1 million, with a significant portion benefiting The Children’s Inn.

“It’s for a good cause,” Earl said to WTOP. “I’m so happy that I and the whole band have a chance to do this benefit for the Rock & Roll for Children Foundation. I’m really looking forward to doing this.”

Rock & Roll For Children founder Jon Belinkie highlighted the crucial role of The Children’s Inn in providing a comforting environment for children and families undergoing medical challenges, noting its global reach in assisting families from various countries.

“It’s such a wonderful place where kids can have a respite from the care and their families can stay together,” Belinkie said. “People don’t realize that The Children’s Inn, while located in the D.C. area, serves kids from 105 different countries, [and] 1,500 families from all over the world. None of these kids or families have to pay to stay there. That’s why it’s so important that we do what we do to help them pay for this stuff.”

Tickets for the concert on March 9 are priced between $100 and $1,000 and can be purchased through Rock & Roll for Children’s website.

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