Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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Singer-songwriter Sara McLachlan will play a concert at the US Cellular Center in Asheville at 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 to support local pediatric cancer patients in the Asheville area. The benefit concert is hosted by the Green Side Up Foundation.

You can buy tickets here.

Green Side Up was founded by Executive Director Taryn Hoffman and her sons, Damien and Derek Hoffman of Asheville, in 2013 after the family’s personal experience with losing a loved one to cancer. Taryn Hoffman told the Mountain Xpress her father died of cancer, and that the family decided to focus on children because they had yet to live long, full lives like her dad.

Green Side Up aims to to assist Mission Hospital in providing a comfortable environment for children going through chemotherapy and cancer treatment.

Tickets for the Sarah McLachlan concert in Asheville area available through the USCC Box Office, online at, and by phone at 800-745-3000. Tickets range from $52 to $127.50. The Facebook event page for the

Here’s more from a press release:

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She has received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and was recently inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

In addition to her personal artistic efforts, McLachlan founded the Lilith Fair tour, which showcased female musicians and raised over $7 million for local and national charities. In 2002 McLachlan founded her non-profit organization, the Sarah McLachlan School of Music, which provides top quality music instruction at no cost, in a safe and nurturing environment, for at-risk and underserved children and youth. From an early age, music provided McLachlan with the tools she needed to navigate the challenges she faced in her life, so she recognizes how important it is for every child to have those same opportunities.

“We are beyond thrilled that Sarah has agreed to appear on our behalf to help pediatric cancer patients, said Taryn Hoffman, Executive Director of the Green Side Up Foundation. “Sarah is not only a wonderful artist, but she has devoted a generous amount of her time in support of efforts to improve the lives of children and youth. Please join us for what will no doubt be a very special and inspiring evening of music.”

Jason Sandford

Jason Sandford is a reporter, writer, blogger and photographer interested in all things Asheville.

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