Women Rock! concert to celebrate National Women’s History Month

This photo of Band Central was taken from its Facebook page.

FAIRFIELD, CT – Women Rock!: Flower Power Music from the Generation of Love, a concert to be performed by Band Central at StageOne in Fairfield on Thursday, March 23, will benefit for The Center for Family Justice (CFJ).

The center invites the community to come out and dance to rock hits during the celebration of National Women’s History Month.

The March 23 event begins with a pre-party at 6:30 p.m. when guests can get a first look at the Art for Advocacy program, curated by the CFJ Campus Advocacy unit, featuring the powerful work of survivors.

Band Central takes the stage at 7:30 p.m.

The show will include fun and danceable hits from the late 1960s and early 1970s, highlighting music from Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Aretha Franklin, Youngbloods, The Doors, Sly & The Family Stone, The Beatles, CSNY and more.

The show will feature musicians Stephanie Harrison, Barry Blumenfield, Gray Fowler, Mike Marble, Pat Marafiote and Rob Fried.

“This music is the soundtrack of a vital time in our culture,” said Fried, founder and executive director of Band Central, a philanthropic organization whose mission is to help local nonprofits in the Greater Connecticut area.

“We are happy to join with Band Central to honor women and all they have achieved,” said Debra Greenwood, CFJ’s president and CEO. “These are stories of strength and hope, and we want to celebrate that.”

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through StageOne’s website. Food and drinks will be available for purchase as well. For information, call The Center’s main office number at (203) 334-6154.

Money raised at events such as this help CFJ’s staff provide free, essential services to those impacted by domestic and sexual violence and child abuse. These services include: individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, risk and danger assessments, legal services, individual safety plans, emergency counseling, support groups, and 24/7 access to counselors and advocates through its crisis hotline.

The Center for Family Justice offers support to the residents of Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and Trumbull.

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