Concert Fundraiser
Friday, January 29, 2016 9:00 PM

The Hexagon Bar
2600 27th Ave. S.
Mpls., MN

John Barham wears two very interesting hats. By day, he is an attorney and a volunteer with The Advocates who is representing an unaccompanied child from Central America. By night, he is a musician with Murrieta, a band that plays late-1970s and 1980s England-style punk.

Now wearing both hats at the same time, Braham has organized a concert to benefit The Advocates' Refugee & Immigrant Program. The benefit will feature punk rockers Murrieta, The Rebel City Rollers, Pluuto, and Trinity Test, performing reggae and funk; and the hip hop band Nazeem. There is no cover charge. The Hexagon will donate to The Advocates a percentage of the night's bar sales.

Barham and his band members want to make a financial contribution to The Advocates and at the same time, want to bring together a diverse group of people  to learn about The Advocates' work, he said when explaining the motivation for the fundraiser. "This is especially important given the weird climate out there about refugees and race.”

Working on an asylum case is very serious business, said Barham. "Winning asylum will make this child’s life 300% better.”