Baltimore-based jam-funk group Pigeons Playing Ping Pong will perform at The Cutting Room in New York City on the day after Valentine’s Day, February 15th, as part of The Songs of Love Foundation‘s 9th annual Songs Of Love benefit show.
The Songs Of Love Foundation is a national nonprofit that gives the gift of free, personalized, and originally-written songs to children and teens undergoing difficult medical treatment or facing physical or emotional challenges. Since its inception in 1996, Songs of Love has been driven by the notion that because so many resources are dedicated to finding cures for illnesses, the immediate emotional needs of sick kids may go overlooked. In their 20+ years of operation, The Songs Of Love Foundation has reached out to over 28,000 children, offering them professionally-produced CDs with lyrics containing the kids’ names and references to their lives at home.
With proceeds from the Pigeons Playing Ping Pong show benefiting the Songs Of Love Foundation directly, the concert is a great way to show support for an important organization while also getting to get down to one of the fastest-rising acts in the jam scene. This is also a rare chance to catch Pigeons Playing Ping Pong in such a small venue. Their last performance at The Cutting Room was the first night of a three-night, three city Halloween run in 2015, when they delivered a “Dead Zeppelin”-themed performance (featuring their own songs mixed in with selections from both Led Zeppelin and The Grateful Dead‘s catalogues. Since then, the band has played increasingly large venues in the New York market, including Gramercy Theatre, Brooklyn Bowl, Irving Plaza, Brooklyn Steel, and more.
Tickets for the intimate, 300-person show are currently on sale and available here.
For more information about The Songs of Love Foundation, visit the organization’s website.
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