Rock for Food, Aug. 29

Our local blogging colleague “Kad Barma” at choosing a soundtrack has a big benefit event for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank coming up on Aug 29. Instead of a hyperlink, I copied his latest posting (excerpted here) to be sure readers didn’t miss the details. Get on the train, and be part of the solution. Note that WCAP tomorrow between 10 and 10.30 am will give the cause a boost. Here’s the scoop:

more on the will rock for food front! …

there’s a party on sunday, august 29th, beginning PROMPTLY at 4pm, (as in, get there any time after 3 and be ready, cuz Melvern starts playing at 4 whether you’re ready or not!), at brian’s ivy hall, conveniently located at 74 merrimack street in downtown lowell, where all the best bands in lowell are playing in support of the new entry sustainable farming project, and raising money so that their fresh produce can be donated directly to those in need via the merrimack valley food bank. (and if you like, and everybody hopes you like, you can bring non-perishable food items to donate directly to the food bank, and, of course, cash is always most welcome, too!). …
mike flynn at 980AM WCAP (everybody gets it!) is featuring a promo for the event on his radio show some time after 10am on monday (i.e. tomorrow!) morning. between you and me, it’ll likely be on towards 10:30, but since you’re all already getting it, and listening straight through the morning, there’s no chance you’ll miss it, anyway. either way, mike will be talking to maybe me, maybe who else related to the event too, who knows, and we’ll be telling you everything you’ll need to know about rocking your sunday afternoon and evening while doing good for both local agriculture and the local food bank at the same time. …

* melvern taylor and his fabulous meltones. (who will be at toad in cambridge this thursday at 7:30pm).
* peter lavender and his whole band, including the great arte kenyon on bass, who you can see at voices rock club this tuesday night with the great tyngsboro carl johnson.
* jen kearney and the lost onion. (who are playing at ole this thursday, too!)
* treat her right. (i think she likes me, that’s what i think).
* authors and books from the loom press, and bootstrap press. (yo, steve o’connor!)
* art from emily schroer and linda mccluskey, and crafts from sarah grant and others.
* conversations with jay moore (aka the haunted hillbilly) who can rock your event or other PR needs with graphics, websites and all sorts of goodies.
* sound and stuff from mike glunts of fastlane productions.
* the incredibly talented and photogenic bar staff of brian’s ivy hall, who will coinicidentally be pouring lots of specialty lowell-themed (and specially priced) cocktails.
* for that matter, the great team behind brian’s ivy hall, who have so generously opened their doors for the party, and made this all possible.
* raffles and auctions of art and other goodies from all around downtown lowell and beyond.
* meet and greet with amy pescia of the merrimack valley food bank, and matthew himmel of the new entry sustainable farming project, who will be sharing information on all the great things they are doing here in the beautiful, scenic merrimack valley. …

edited to add: peter lavender, fresh off his live performance on wuml yesterday afternoon, is booked for another couple of his great tunes during mike’s program tomorrow morning! get it!

One Response to Rock for Food, Aug. 29

  1. kad barma says:

    Thanks so much, Paul, for sharing info on the event! The room holds 450, and it would really be great to fill it up!