The Middle East Is Hosting a Cambridge Fire Benefit Concert

Local artists are teaming up to raise money for the victims of the recent fire.

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Photo by Ilya Mirman

Boston’s music community is coming together in the wake of the devastating fire in Cambridge.

The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub recently announced that it will be hosting a benefit concert for the Cambridge fire victims on Thursday, December 15. Proceeds from the all-ages show will be donated to those affected by the tragedy.

A slew of Massachusetts-based acts are scheduled to perform at next week’s benefit, including Tigerman Woah, the James Montgomery Blues Band, Lady Pills, STL GLD, and Killer Cortez. More local artists are also expected to join the lineup.

Dozens of apartments and condos in 18 residential buildings were affected by last weekend’s 10-alarm fire in Cambridge, which officials called the worst fire-related incident in the city’s recent history. While no one was killed or injured during the blaze, 122 people from 57 families were displaced, according to the Boston Globe.

A fire relief fund was set up by Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons, which has already raised well passed its goal of $500,000 to help the victims of the tragedy. In just five days, the fund has received more than $600,000 in donations.

$15, Thursday, December 15, 7 p.m., Downstairs, Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub, 472-480 Massachusetts Avenue, Central Square, Cambridge,