On July 23rd of this year I was so fortunate to put together and play a show to #KeepFenwaySafe with Scott Johnson (@themusicmanscott), from the band White Veins, and Amanda Picicche & Bradford Beard with In Ivy (@inivymusic). A crew of many dedicated local musicians and businesspeople supported the cause, donated their time and made this project into something meaningful for our community.
The show, a fundraiser for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, was intended to have taken place in the Fenway Gardens at evening-time to help build awareness around assault and safety issues in the area. Due to high winds and predicted rainfall, the show was moved indoors (luckily for us, as I later found out that I would have needed permitting from the parks department).
We were able to raise $86.40 for BARCC in addition to paying our artists! Woohoo! We very much hope to put together more shows and make #KeepFenwaySafe a tradition here in the heart of our home in Boston.
To those of you who recorded promotional videos for the show, I am very grateful to you. Dave Crespo (@davecresporules), you're the man for hosting Bradford and Scott on Supper with Nash & Spo Friday night! Clever Sangalaza (@clever_created_it), you have a keen eye, thank you taking these photographs, they are unique and classy and I feel extremely lucky to have found you. And Josh Parra (@jashporra), it wouldn't have been the same without our beautiful poster; my sincere thanks.