Brian Kahat was 6 years old in 1969 when the Woodstock Music Festival brought together half a million people to celebrate peace, love, and rock ’n’ roll.
Back then, Brian had no idea that his future as a married father of three, living, in Woodstock, Maryland, would include a musical celebration with a slightly different name and a more personal goal.
Today, Kahat, as a stage 3 cancer survivor, is celebrating not only peace and love, but life and hope, for those affected by cancer.
Soon after his recovery, Kahat founded Woodstoc Roc, a local benefit to “Roc out Cancer.” In 2015 Woodstoc ROC's name was officially changed to Cancer Jam Live
Having realized his own childhood dream of playing in a band, Brian knew that rock ’n ’roll would be his way to help the cause. 2015 marks the fifth year of the #ROCoutCancer event that offers great live music and libations at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Saturday and Sunday, September 27th 2015 from noon to 9:00 PM.
Brian credits the recovery of his health to the support of his family and friends, but his conception of Cancer Jam Live is what helped Brian recover his purpose in life. Through his foundation, Brian hopes to bring families and friends together to relax, celebrate, and enjoy great music, all in the spirit of helping in the fight against cancer.