Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair raises almost $15,000 for Hospice Huntsville

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For the second year running, the Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair has raised thousands for Hospice Huntsville.

The event, hosted by local band Myrle, is a night of music, canapés and cocktails, accompanied by a silent auction. Myrle singer-songwriter Jamie Clarke launched the Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair in support of Hospice after his dad spent his final days there and he learned how much the organization relies on donations.

He appreciates the continued support of the community.

Following the event, Clarke wrote on the Myrle Facebook page: “I have far too many people to thank for making our second annual Black Tie a huge success. But I’ll give it a go anyways! Thanks to all of the kind folk who donated so many amazing items. Thank you to those who bought tickets, donated, bid on items and made the night possible. Thank you to all the volunteers who make the event possible, our sponsors, our performers, everybody! I had a blast.”

The show was recorded and some of the songs have been mixed and mastered by local producer Andre Wahl. A CD will likely be released at the third annual Rock and Roll Black Tie Affair—mark October 20, 2018 on your calendar—with proceeds going to Hospice Huntsville.

Clarke notes that the event is unique among what’s typically offered in Huntsville. “It’s a pretty hip younger event, which Huntsville doesn’t have a ton of.”

Next year, Black Tie attendees can look forward to the return of Ron Hawkins and Myrle, along with other bands that will be announced closer to the event. Niagara-region band Undercover will play at an after-party at the Mill on Main. And there will once again be great food and cocktails, and a silent auction with some pretty cool items up for grabs—last year’s auction included a stand-up paddleboard from Algonquin Outfitters and a concrete coffee table from local custom concrete fabricator Dare To Be Different.

Hospice Huntsville relies on fundraising for half of its annual operating costs. The organization’s next fundraiser is Hike for Hospice on May 6 at River Mill Park. For more information on the free end-of-life, grief and bereavement support and programs provided by Hospice Huntsville, visit hospicehuntsville.com.

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