90’s rock stars to raise money for Sistercare at Thursday concert in Columbia

Three musicians who gained international acclaim with their hits beginning in the 1990s will perform Thursday night in Columbia.

songbird cafeThe 12th annual Song Bird Café, hosted by Sistercare, will feature Emerson Hart (lead singer of Tonic), Ken Block and Drew Copeland (from Sister Hazel) and local artist Hobart Trotter.

The show starts at 8 p.m. at Leaside (100 E. Exchange Blvd.) with doors opening at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $100, with the price including food and drinks and all proceeds going to Sistercare, which operates three domestic violence shelters in the Midlands and offers numerous services including court advocacy, community counseling and children’s services.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and while Song Bird Cafe is a fundraiser, Nancy Barton of Sistercare said, “We do it as well to raise awareness and educate the community.”

The Violence Policy Center recently released its annual report on women killed by men, and South Carolina ranks second in the nation with a homicide rate of 2.6 per 100,000 women.

More information on the concert or to buy tickets is available here or by calling Sistercare at (803) 926-0505. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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