Annual MammoJam Music Festival scheduled for Saturday, March 3rd
Stacy M. Brown | 2/23/2018, 6 a.m.
The 15th Annual MammoJam Music Festival will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Baltimore’s famed 8x10. Proceeds will support local breast cancer screening and treatment programs for low-income women.
This year’s festival will be a celebration of MammoJam’s 15-year legacy of supporting local breast cancer screening and treatment programs for low income and underinsured women.
The lineup includes four bands that have made significant contributions to MammoJam’s mission and the women they serve including Baltimore blues and funk sensation Ursula Ricks, South Baltimore’s Roses and Rust and the return of 33 West. Alexandria stalwarts, the Reserves return for their 6th MammoJam performance.
“MammoJam has celebrated the courage of breast cancer survivors and the compassion of their friends and family members who’ve all been personally touched by the disease,” festival founder, Bill Romani, said in a release. “We owe our success to the sustained commitment of the bands, our neighbors, and the local businesses who’ve supported us these last 15 years.”
MammoJam is an all-volunteer grassroots organization that has raised almost $200,000 since it was founded in 2004. All proceeds, support local organizations like the Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy Medical Center and Healthcare for the Homeless to provide crucial breast cancer screening and treatment to underinsured women in Baltimore City.
MammoJam was created in October 2003 by two friends passionate about live music and had loved ones who survived breast cancer. The idea to combine the two was inspired during the Baltimore debut of the band Grilled Lincolns also touched by breast cancer and by the emotional support of their fans and family.
Since that early Grilled Lincolns show MammoJam has used live music performances to promote the importance of early breast cancer diagnosis and treatment and to insure access to these vital resources for the women who need them most.
For many, like Romani, MammoJam celebrates the “courage of breast cancer survivors like his mother and the compassion of friends and family members who are all personally touched by the impact that the disease has on their loved ones,” he said.
Advanced ticket and parking sales for the 15th Annual MammoJam Music Festival are available now until March 2 for $45 online and at the 8x10 box office.
Parking is available in the parking lot behind Shofer’s Furniture if purchased in advanced for $11.
For more information about MammoJam or to purchase tickets including the opportunity for complimentary admission for breast cancer survivors, visit www.mammojam.org.