January 9, 2017
Dancing On The Valentine To Celebrate Artists We Lost in 2016
Seattle, WA – KEXP Presents: Dancing on the Valentine 12: Always In Our Hearts on Friday, February 10th, 2017 at The Crocodile, located at 2200 2nd Avenue. The show, a benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society now in its 12th year, will pay tribute to musical icons we lost in 2016 including David Bowie, Prince, Sharon Jones, Leonard Cohen, and George Michael. Local bands Smokey Brights, Golden Gardens, Hotels, Wild Powwers, Gibraltar, Trick Candles, Wiscon will play, with more surprises in store throughout the night!
Producer Jenny George’s son, KEXP DJ Atticus, will emcee, DJ Mike Steves will spin live tunes. There will also be a free photo booth and raffle prizes.
The theme Always In Our Hearts was a natural choice in a year that saw the passage of many of music’s brightest stars. With gratitude in our hearts, Dancing On The Valentine and the Seattle music community will pay tribute to the legacies of the many artists we have lost in 2016 and remember the ways in which they have inspired us. We’re excited to bring back some DOTV alums including Hotels, Gibraltar, Trick Candles and Golden Gardens, as well as feature up and coming acts Smokey Brights, Wiscon and Wild Powwers.
Tickets are $15 in advance and the night of the show.
About Dancing On The Valentine
Producer Jenny George was diagnosed with leukemia at age 12, given less than 30 days to live, and told that she would never have children. Jenny beat the odds and credits the music of Duran Duran for helping her keep her spirits up during her illness and recovery. Today, she is a dedicated mother and an advocate for cancer research and treatment. She has donated her DNA to help scientists understand, diagnose, and treat leukemia and lymphoma.
Jenny established Dancing On The Valentine in 2004 in celebration of another year of life. Held annually on or around Valentine’s Day (Jenny’s birthday), all proceeds from DOTV go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Dancing on the Valentine has raised close to $60,000 for Leukemia research since 2004, and Jenny hopes to add another $10,000 to that figure in 2017.
About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. The LLS mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.