Willie’s SummerFest Gala 2022

Willie’s SummerFest Gala 20222022-05-08T16:55:27-04:00

Please join us on Friday, June 10 at 6:30 PM for a summer cocktail gala to celebrate the life of Willie Hughes and honor his legacy to fight for pediatric cancer research and therapies. Your support of the WillieStrong Foundation directly impacts pediatric brain cancer research and the clinical trials for all children with brain tumors at Children’s National Hospital System.

The evening will be filled with delicious food, festivities and music: all of Willie’s favorite things.


FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2022

6:30 to 10:30 PM




Special Performance by Maggie Rose and The Hathaway Brothers and hosted by the DMV’s favorite Meteorologist, NBC4’s Doug Kammerer.

Dress Code: Bring out your best Garden Party Semi-Formal attire! Appropriate dress is required for adults. Jackets are required for men. Ties are not required. Denim is not permitted. Cell phone use is only allowed in the parking lot or designated areas.

Maggie Rose, American Rock & Soul Artist

The third album from Maggie Rose, Have A Seat is the work of a phenomenally gifted artist showing the full extent of her power. After years of honing her chops and making her name as a force-of-nature vocalist, the Nashville-based singer/songwriter has dreamed up her own unbridled collision of rock-and-roll, soul, folk, funk, and R&B: a fittingly eclectic sound for a musician whose live experience includes opening for Heart and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, touring as direct support for Kelly Clarkson, and festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Fest and Austin City Limits. Centered on the stunning vocal command she’s revealed in taking the stage at The Grand Ole Opry over 80 times, Have A Seat finds Rose approaching her music with more confidence and clarity of vision than ever, ultimately sharing a selection of songs both timeless and urgent. Have A Seat was critically acclaimed by Rolling Stone and American Songwriter as one of the “Best Albums of 2021”.

Link to WillieStrong SummerFest Tickets



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