JusticeAid Benefit Concert: Gotta Serve Somebody

Date: May 24, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM
City Winery, 155 Varick Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY, 10013

JusticeAid, a non-profit organization that fights injustice through the arts, has chosen to highlight the work of the  Mental Health Project for their next benefit concert. JusticeAid is graciously bestowing 100% of the proceeds from this event on the Mental Health Project. Please join us for an evening of fun and a celebration of our work!




The all-female lineup for JusticeAid’s next big benefit
is nothing short of spectacular.

“Gotta Serve Somebody” celebrates Bob Dylan on his birthday with an eclectic and incredible group of pioneering singer-songwriters whose origins, influences and art span the entire globe. Featuring performances by Ruby Amanfu, Martha Redbone, Carrie Rodriguez, Somi, Kandance Springs and Dar Williams. 

155 Varick Street, NYC
6:30 PM: Doors Open for Wine, Beer & Hors d'oeuvres
7:30 PM: Performance & Dinner

All tickets and sponsor packages include wine, beer, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and the concert. Grab your tickets right now before they sell out! 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center, their clients and programs. 




$1,000, ROCK STAR (prime seating)
$500, LEAD GUITAR (stage floor seating)
$250, SUPER FAN (side/rear seating)
A table for 10, prime floor seating, recognition in event program, JusticeAid/MHP websites and printed materials. Acknowledgement from stage. To discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephen Milliken.

A table for 10, prime floor seating, recognition in event program, JusticeAid/MHP websites and printed materials. Contact Stephen Milliken.


RUBY AMANFU doesn’t need a Berklee College of Music education to prove that she’s an incomparable talent, but she does have that too. In addition, Amanfu has worked alongside Beyonce, Jack White, Brittany Howard and Chris Thile, just to name a few. Her sound is as eclectic as her own background. Amanfu was born in Ghana, raised in Nashville and has performed throughout the world.Listen to Ruby’s soulful and deeply sincere sound and you’ll hear hints of pop, soul, R&B and more.Follow Ruby Amanfu on Twitter here. See her on YouTube

MARTHA REDBONE maintains a transatlantic music career between London and New York City, and her musical releases are even more geographically diverse. Redbone’s past recordings and writings chronicle everything from her family’s origins in Appalachia to Native American musical traditions.Follow the self-proclaimed neo-soul singer-songwriter on Facebook to hear her sound for yourself. See Martha on YouTube


CARRIE RODRIGUEZ finds beauty and inspiration in the cross-pollination of diverse musical traditions. From her latest release, Lola, an English/Spanish homage to her musical origins and a showcase of her own uniquely Texas twang to her past collaborations with big talent names like John Prine, Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos and many more, her talent shines through. Follow along with Carrie on Facebook and YouTube to listen and learn more.


SOMI, the American born jazz chanteuse of Rwandan and Ugandan descent, is a gift to American and world music. In addition to founding a nonprofit organization and serving as a TED Global Fellow, Somi writes and records music that tells the often ignored stories of diverse ethnic communities, reflecting on crucial issues like transnationalism, cultural differences, assimilation and gentrification. Learn more about Somi and her music through Facebook and YouTube.

KANDACE SPRINGS' musical melding of soul, jazz and pop draws its inspiration from years of musical traditions, and yet somehow her sound is still revolutionary. The Nashville-based singer, songwriter and pianist shows off immense talent on her debut release, Soul Eyes, and her live performance for JusticeAid and the Mental Health Project of the Urban Justice Center promises to inspire all in attendance. Follow Kandace on Facebook to learn more. Watch her on YouTube.

DAR WILLIAMS is no stranger to the stage, having been described by The New Yorker as “...one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.” In a career spanning more than two decades, and marked most recently with the release of her ninth studio album, Emerald, Williams sings about her experiences encountering a range of important sociopolitical issues, from gender and race to LGBTQ rights and much more. In addition to crafting her own folk-focused sound, Williams is a steadfast activist for equality in all forms. Follow Dar Williams on Facebook for more and watch her onYouTube.