Local non-profit organization Charlie’s Place is celebrating 25 years of serving the homeless community with a special concert featuring Tom Goss and B. Steady (also known as Be Steadwell).
Charlie’s Place was founded in 1990 as a non-denominational, anti-hunger, homeless ministry of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church. The organization serves homeless and underprivileged populations in the neighborhoods of Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights in Washington D.C.
For their anniversary celebration the organization hopes to raise much-needed funds and awareness for their mission to serve the homeless community, no matter of race, age, gender, background, faith or sexual orientation.
Steady is a singer and songwriter from Washington, D.C. Many of her songs focus on love between women. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk, she composes a soulful blend of genres into what she calls “queerpop”. In her live performances, she utilizes loop pedal vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage.
Like Steady, Goss is a guitar toting, power-pop prodigy hailing from Washington, D.C. He is known for such songs as “Lover”, “Bears”, and “Make Believe”, which have received over a million views and counting. He has organically built a huge following, playing shows in every major city in America, as well as international performances.
Besides their love for music, the two headliners also have a special connection to the cause. Goss worked as a program director and development director for Charlie’s Place for eight years. Steady’s father happens to be a long-time St. Margaret’s parishioner and Charlie’s Place supporter. The two singers are the perfect fit to bring the community together. According to Goss, guests should “expect dynamic songs, engaging voices and emotionally compelling stories”.
“It’s important to support queer artists because we’re telling our stories, honestly and simply. These are stories that need to be told and nobody else is going to do it but us,” says Goss. “Where else can you listen and watch two seasoned performers, while helping a good cause?”
The 25th Anniversary Concert for Charlie’s Place takes place Thursday, August 27 at Busboys & Poets located at 14th & V Streets NW, Washington, D.C.; Showtimes at 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. To purchase tickets click here.