Six Strings For A Cure performance to benefit cancer research

Strand Theatre on Marietta Square in article about Six Strings CureStrand Theatre on Marietta Square (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

Marietta’s Earl Smith Strand Theatre will host Six Strings For A Cure, a benefit concert for the American Cancer Society, on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

The night of music, networking, and community engagement will raise money for studies to find better treatments and ultimately a cure for cancer. Athens-based singer-songwriter Mike Cooley, co-frontman of the Grammy-winning southern rock band Drive-By Truckers, will be playing an intimate acoustic set of Drive-By Truckers songs as well as originals from his solo album The Fool on Every Corner.

General admission doors open at 7 p.m. and the music begins at 8 p.m. with local southern rock band Bellwether Station taking the stage before Cooley. A VIP reception before the show includes reserved seating and complimentary food and beverages at 6 p.m. in The Strand’s 2nd floor Lumiere Lounge.

General admission tickets ($25), VIP tickets ($50), and various levels of sponsorship tickets can be purchased at Donations of any amount can also be made out to the American Cancer Society online or at the show.

This is an all ages performance, but alcoholic beverages will be served at The Strand’s bar. All tickets include 2 Anheuser Busch drink tickets. The address for Earl Smith Strand Theatre is 117 N Park Square, Marietta.