Sometimes, the strongest showcase gigs come together accidentally. This weekend, three local Charleston acts partner up for the Above the Noise benefit concert. Each artist is passionate about battling injustice and offering support where they can.

Sponsored by theWell, a gathering of young adults at Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, Sunday night’s show features sets by local acts the Explorers Club, Luke Cunningham, and Ryan Bailey and Cumberland Belle. Proceeds for the show will go to an organization called Bread of Life, which provides food and water for families in Africa, as well as a local organization that works to combat human sex trafficking.

“These are some interesting charities,” says Explorers Club frontman Jason Brewer. “I kept hearing about this benefit that was in the works from four or five people, so my interest increased. I figured there’s a good reason for us to get involved. Seacoast is involved, but it’s a joint effort to raise money for these charities more than a churchy kind of thing.”

Brewer and his bandmates are essentially the headlining act on the bill. The current Explorers Club lineup includes Brewer on vocals and rhythm guitar, Neil Thomas on multiple instruments, David Ellis on drums, Wally Reddington on bass, Justin “Doctor” James on guitar, Trey Cooper on electric piano, and Paul Runyon on organ.

Brewer gave some advice to organizer Wes Stichweh on how to get things rolling.

“Our goal is to raise money and awareness for two social injustices,” says Stichweh, who works with Seacoast Church. “Bread of Life Africa is an organization that we have been partnered up with for years. We recently built a church-school in Turkana, Kenya, a very remote location in the middle of the desert. These are a people who don’t have food, and there has never been formal education there. With money raised for the event, we can help bring food and education to these children for the first time ever.”

Stichweh says they can’t disclose the name of the organization they’re working with on the issue of human trafficking because of the dangerous nature of the industry. “It sounds dramatic, but people’s lives who work to abolish this industry are in danger every day, and the more we can do to raise money and awareness without attracting attention to them, the safer it is for them.

The multibillion dollar human trafficking industry includes sex slavery, forced labor, and other injustices. “It happens here in the U.S. and here in Charleston,” says Stichweh.

Ryan Bailey, a songwriter and church worship leader, leads his band Cumberland Belle through a set of country-tinged power-pop and Americana in the middle slot of Above the Noise. The quartet came together in 2009, with Bailey on guitar alongside guitarist Carl Wine, bassist Shawn Leberknight, and drummer Parker Smith. Kevin Weiss recently stepped in as the new drummer.

Last year, Cumberland Belle released an EP called Down to the Wire. This year, they’re working up a new set of originals at live shows.

“Between them and some of the older tunes that weren’t on the first EP, we could probably do another record right now, but I want to give it a little more time,” says Bailey. “I feel like we’ve developed a chemistry on stage that I really want to try to capture in the studio.”

Bailey is well acquainted with the folks from Seacoast and the church’s young adult ministry theWell. He and his bandmates told Stichweh they’d love to be a part of it.

Opening the Above the Noise concert is pop-rock songwriter Luke Cunningham, a singer and guitarist (formerly of Part Time Heroes). Aside from performing solo shows around town and collaborating in studios with guest musicians on new material, Cunningham has put time and effort into composing soundtracks for indie films.

“I think the show at the Farm should be a great night,” Cunningham says. “I’ll be opening the night doing a solo acoustic set that may include some light percussion and possibly a guest violinist.”

Cunningham has been working in Collision Studios in Summerville with producer Micah Nichols (of Crowfield) on new songs. The new stuff will be compiled on a forthcoming solo release titled Heart Pressure, due in May.

If Cunningham’s guitar pop and Bailey’s roots/Americana leanings offer pleasant and melodic variations of rock, Brewer and his troupe draw influences from the psychedelic bands of the ’60s to the honey-voiced songwriters of the early ’70s and the noisier new wave of the ’80s. It should be a great musical mix at the Farm in support of two important causes.