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Zach Sobiech Will Perform at Benefit Concert Feb. 16 at the Varsity Theater

The event will benefit the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund. His girlfriend is from Woodbury.

Singer Zach Sobiech will perform during a benefit concert Feb. 16 at the Varsity Theater in Minneapolis.

Rock the Cause, KS95, Children's Cancer Research Fund and the Varsity Theater recently announced that they will host "Up, Up, Up. A Concert for Zach," benefiting the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Fund.

Sobiech will perform with his bandmates Sammy Brown and Reed Redmon (Firm Handshake) and Washington-based singer Vicci Martinez.

During the event, Rock the Cause will also release a digital version of Sobiech and Brown’s new album, "Fix Me Up," the Pioneer Press reports.

Zach recently signed a record deal with BMI; and he and his mother, Laura, are working on a video to accompany the title track of his new album.

Zach, 17, a senior at Stillwater Area High School, has been battling a rare bone cancer since he was diagnosed at age 14. As the disease spreads, doctors have no more effective treatment options to offer him a cure.

With just months to live, Zach turned to music—writing and performing songs as a way to say goodbye to his friends and family.

He embraces every day with hope and joy, and surrounds himself with family and friends, a profile on childrencancer.org reads. Zach still goes to his senior year classes, although he told his teachers that he will skip the homework—and he writes songs for the ones he loves.

“Writing goodbye letters aren’t Zach’s style, so he puts his heart into song lyrics.”

Those lyrics have become an inspiration for millions across the globe.

Zach’s song “Clouds” went viral on youtube—collecting more than 1.9 million views—and his song has been covered by musicians, Afton-Lakeland Elementary sixth-graders and the PS22 Chorus, alike.

He wrote the song for his girlfriend, Amy Adamle, of Woodbury.

Tickets for “Up, Up, Up. A Concert for Zach” cost $10 in advance and $15 at the door; and are available through ticketfly.com.

RELATED: Lakeland teenager with rare cancer saying goodbye through song: Pioneer Press

A song played on heartstrings: Star Tribune

Teen songwriter with cancer is YouTube sensation: KARE 11

Zach Sobiech, Teen With Cancer, Records Touching Song to Say Goodbye: Huffington Post

Teen Fights Cancer by Strumming, Smiling: CNN

VIDEO: Zach Sobiech and Friends Sing the National Anthem

 

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