With a little help from our friends…
A virtuous cycle of community self-support continued on Saturday night as Liz Frame and the Kickers took to the stage of The Firehouse Center For the Performing Arts, in a benefit concert for the Newburyport Education Foundation’s Music Matters program. The Kickers, an up-and-coming group that features striking original songs by leader Liz Frame, had the capacity crowd on its feet and calling for encores. This successful event was helped in a large way by the photography of New Media staffers Ashley Plante and Andrew White. Their photos were used in posters and featured in a Newburyport Daily News cover story about the concert.
All told, the event brought in nearly $4000 for Music Matters, an NEF initiative to kindle a love of playing music in young people.
New Media’s contribution to this success was enhanced by the keyboard support of yours truly, who accompanied Liz and the Kickers on several tunes. I appreciate the invite and the opportunity to contribute.