Some of you may remember a discussion I posted back in December (or maybe early January) about holding a music festival on behalf of Sound of Humanity that would benefit underprivileged families in the NJ area. I've reached out to a number of you in the greater NYC metro area and have received great responses / support for this endeavor, but now I think I can expand this to make it a truly global event.
To recap some specifics:
1. We're having 10 musical acts, including our very own Mark Petruzzi and Tom Zartler, play 30 minutes each with a 15 minute setup/tear down between acts.
2. Price of admission will be 64 oz of canned goods per person, all of which to be given to Community Foodbank of NJ, a highly rated 501(c)3 charity that works with over 400 food banks in northern and central NJ.
3. The event will hopefully be simulcast over the Internet via HomeGrownRadioNJ.org (subject to whether I can get Verizon to pony up free 4G Internet connectivity from the venue).
The date is August 30 from 11am - 6:30pm EDT.
The thought that just came to me after a humorous comment I made to Sav on Facebook is this: in between acts, I will need music for when I'm not waxing philosophical on the next act to perform. Why not, then, play music from the people here on the forum?
Since this is a benefit "concert," I'd like the music to be positive in it's general attitude, either in the feeling you get when you hear the music or in the lyrics. Interested? Reply in here only. Do not reply on the Sound of Humanity page on Facebook, because we're keeping tight control on the release of information until the PR campaign gets in full swing.
I'm not guaranteeing that your music will get played, unfortunately. I'm still working out the logistics with the municipality where the event will be held (Roxbury, NJ), but I'm 99% confident that I can make this work. This is a great chance for people "across the pong" and elsewhere to be a part of this in its inaugural year without actually being here. And, of course, I'd love to have your music played since I know how much incredible talent we have here on the board.