Three influential Milwaukee punk band reunions and two growing local acts are the headliners for the 2014 Pablove Benefit Concert, celebrating the foundation's fifth anniversary on Jan. 18 at the Turner Hall Ballroom.
'90s punk rockers Alligator Gun, The Benjamins and Subside all are getting back together that night. Joining the punk bands on the lineup are up-and-coming Milwaukee indie pop duo Vic & Gab, as well as singer/songwriter Chris Porterfield of Field Report.
They're all coming together on stage for the Pablove Foundation, a non-profit organization – founded by Milwaukee native Jeff Castelaz and his wife Jo Ann Thrailkill – dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research and advances, and improving the lives of children living with cancer.
The foundation was started back in May 2008 when their son, Pablo, was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. He tragically passed away on June 27, 2009, but the Pablove Foundation lives on in his memory.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $25 for VIP and $10 for kids under 12 years old. All of the proceeds from the show go directly toward Pablove's mission.