We’re closing the alley again for the Second Annual “Rally in the Alley”: a festival with live music, craft beers, cocktails, and delicious food from 44 Canteen! Join us! 

Proceeds will go to Global First Responder (GFR). GFR is an international medical relief organization that provides not only medical care but health education and community development. GFR also acts as a global platform/network that both raises awareness of the need for global assistance and facilitates the ease of the volunteer process in the hopes of getting more individuals involved in this work.

More details for the party to come! Stay tuned for upcoming band announcements and more!

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We’re closing the alley between 8th and 9th street on Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. for an all day festival with live music, craft beers, cocktails and delicious food from 44 Canteen and Room 38! Join us! Proceeds will go to Global First Responder, a local non-profit. Ladies and Gentleman, this is the 1st annual “Rally in the Alley!”

More details to come! Stay tuned for upcoming band announcements and more!

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Paul Pepper catches up with Flight Paramedic RICK BAKER and Director of International Medicine at University Hospital, DR. ADAM BECKETT, both back from missions to Haiti and Ethiopia, respectively, for Global First Responder. December 11, 2014

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