Yesterday was the 3rd time Musicians on a Mission and the Light of Day Foundation have partnered for the annual Light of Day Festival in Asbury Park. What a day it was...and not just because Brenda Wirth brought her delicious meatball sandwiches.
The event at The Saint featured some really great bands, each very different from the other. There was a wonderful mix of banjos, upright basses, saxophones, bass solos, and guitars. Yet, despite the musical differences, there we all were. Together, in support of a great cause.
That's what makes Musicians on a Mission events so unique. There's a ton of unique music in our little state. Many of the musicians themselves are always willing to lend their time and talents in support of charity. When an organization like MOAM connects these talented and generous musicians to worthy causes throughout New Jersey, you get these awesome, eclectic events like the one we got to see yesterday.
But it's not just about the music. The people who come out to volunteer or attend MOAM events aren't just supporting the musicians, they are also supporting the charities. The packed house yesterday was an indication that not even an "ice-pocalypse" (Jeff Raspe's new word) can keep them away.
It was a beautiful sight to behold yesterday, with all the great talent volunteering their time and the generous supporters who came out. Musicians depend on the community to support them, but as a musician, it's nice to be able to support the community when we can. So thank you to all the musicians and supporters who came out to The Saint for Light of Day. MOAM charity events are special, but only because you all make them so.
We are always looking for new musicians and volunteers to join our ranks. Does that sound good to you? Consider becoming a member and we'll see you up the road!