- Sun, Apr 30, 2017 11:00 AM
720 16 Avenue Northwest
Latitude: 51.0671, Longitude: -114.078
On Saturday April 29th, local musicians have opened their hearts and will come together to play a one-day music festival. 30 bands, 3 stages, 10 hours all in support of 1 little girl named Greta. The only goal: Raise $100,000.00 to help pay for a life saving operation, treatment, and post-operative care for 3 year old Greta who is battling cancer. A local music venue and sports bar, and their adjacent parking lot will be fenced, staged and will host this amazing fundraising event. Tickets may be purchased ALL AGES for $20.00 GENERAL ADMISSION or $50.00 ALL ACCESS which includes admittance to artists tent and the After Party in The Cave with a Mystery Band. We are absolutely blown away to be in the position to announce the talent that will play on Saturday April 29: ZUCKERBABY - Kirby Sewell & Friends - MATT BLAIS - Los Morenos - THE 427s - Tom Olsen & The Wreckage - THE FRONTIERS - Crooked Spies - ROSALIND - The Heirlooms - GIRLS ON DECKS - Fox Who Slept The Day Away - AISLINN TAYLOR - Sam Coulson - JAY DWA - Y Brothers - TIME BOY - I Am The Mountain - THE SPECIAL EDISONS - The Synthetiques - THE WELLS - Dane - THE 401'S Cale Michael - JOHANNA SILLIANPAA - Kimberley MacGregor - .....more band announcements to come soon! Host's for the day include Stand-Up Comedian and former "Big Breakfast" Personality JEBB FINK It takes very special Sponsors to make this event a reality. We wish to thank: Axe Music, Urban Audio, Beatroute, Coca Cola, Monster Energy, Village Brewery, Bacardi, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Bombay-Sapphire, Brian's Porta Potty & Fencing, Print Three Calgary, Getto Boys Bar & Grill, The Cave Stage and MOST of all 30 generous local bands, DJ's, and volunteers. Here is Greta's story: Greta was a happy, healthy energetic baby. Then she started having some vague symptoms, unexplained fever, a little nausea, less stamina. After various tests Greta went for an ultrasound and that's when her world was forever changed. The scans showed Greta had a mass on her liver. In September 2015, days before she turned 2 years old, Greta was diagnosed with Hepatoblastoma – an extremely rare liver cancer found in fewer than 1 in a million children.Greta started her first chemo treatment on her 2nd birthday. She tolerated her treatment extremely well! Though she lost her hair and had to be isolated because of low immunity, Greta remained a happy, exuberant child. At the end of March 2016 – after 2 major surgeries, 10 chemotherapy sessions and endless pokes and procedures, she was done her treatment and had "no evidence of disease". The Oncologists said recurrence was unlikely. Her family was overjoyed and spent the summer with Greta and her big brother Ben, spending lots of time at the lake and watching her change from a baby to a little girl. Then, on a routine follow up doctor visit, Greta had disturbing results from a blood test - it looked like the cancer was back. More tests and scans revealed that it was. The good news was that it had not metastasized. She started chemo all over again almost exactly a year after the first round and doctors said she would need a liver transplant. Gretta's parents have been working extensively with doctors in Calgary, Toronto and Cincinnati on how best to take care of Greta’s relapsed hepatoblastoma (liver cancer). The Canadian doctors have done everything they can to help but, in this case, The Canadian system is far behind many of the large centers in the world. Dr. Geller, a paediatric oncologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, has a special interest in hepatoblastoma and much more experience than any Canadian doctors. . He has offered to help in any way he can. With being denied a transplant in Canada, he is the only chance to get Greta a healthy liver. He has been working closely with the Canadian doctors but is convinced he can do more to help Greta than is possible here. In his practice he has been personally been involved in 9 rescue liver transplants (transplant after resection) and 8 of these children are doing well! Dr. Geller believes Greta has and deserves a shot at life.But it is expensive! The Marofke family have been travelling back and forth to Cincinnati to begin the evaluation process for a possible liver transplant and a procedure called T.A.R.E which will help to hopefully stabilize her tumour and prevent it from spreading beyond her liver.The cost for initial evaluation, transplant surgery and follow up care and chemo until she can return home it would be USD $1.2M. Above this would be travel and living expenses for Greta's parents, while she is in Cincinnati. AB Health Care will not be covering the cost of Greta’s transplant surgery.We need help! And we need it right away. Greta's life depends on it. So much of the journey through childhood cancer is lonely and isolating, but our friends and family have rallied around to support us as best they can. And we need you now more than ever. A GoFundMe page has already been set up in Greta's name - click here to donate Every single dollar will help give Greta a chance at life, a chance she deserves. FAQs Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? The Music Festival is famly friendly (all ages permitted) 11:00 am - 8:00 pm for outside and inside stages, food and beverage (two government ID's required to purchase alcholic beverages) and Silent Auction. The After Party in The Cave starts at 9:00 pm and is 18 + (two government ID's required for entrance). What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? There is limited parking available immediatly NW of the gates. We encourage you to use Calgary Transit route 19 and or LRT off at the ACAD stop. The address is 703 16 Avenue NW. Please be considerate by not parking on neighbouring streets. What can I bring into the event? No outside food or drinks are permitted inside the gates. You are premitted to bring lawn chairs, cameras, cell phones and encouraged to Instagram, Tweet, and tag Facebook posts. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please email your request for information to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Thank you! What's the refund policy? We are sorry, due to the nature of this event, show is rain or shine and no refunds.