Music Drives Us was thrilled to be the official nonprofit beneficiary of The Mighty Mighty BossToneS HomeTown ThrowDown 21 for 2018! The Hometown ThrowDown is an annual three day concert that takes place at the House of Blues Boston on December 28th, 29th, and 30th. A portion of proceeds from the show benefited Music Drives Us so a big thank you to everyone who donated!
The weekend was a huge success! With Norwood local and front man Dicky Barrett leading the show and the talented Mighty Mighty Bosstones band rockin’ it out, the three night concert was a blast! On Saturday night in the Foundation room, MDU was able to sell our Signature and Classic Guitar Pick Bracelets while informing people of our mission to keep music in our schools.
A big thank you to the Mighty Mighty BossToneS for having us and making this all happen! We truly appreciate your support!
On December 14th, Music Drives Us had the honor of hosting A Rare Acoustic Experience with Stone Temple Pilots. The legendary rock band performed a sold out charity concert to benefit Music Drives Us right here in Norwood, MA!
The Rare Acoustic Experience took place at Norwood Space Center. The night started out with a VIP hour and meet and greet for fans. As the fans enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and beverages, groups were able to get a picture with the band. Once the doors opened, fans packed in to the Norwood Space Center! It was an incredible night filled with crowd favorites performed acoustically and some new songs from the band. For those who were not able to make it: check out our Facebook page for the live videos throughout the night.
We would like to thank everyone who came out for this amazing event! All of the proceeds from these great events and fundraisers benefit Music Drives Us and our mission of keeping music in our local schools and communities!
If you haven’t seen it yet, check out our segment on The Take with Sue O’Connell! A big thank you goes to two of our GuitARTISTS, Dale Stephanos and Thomas Dunlay, for coming on air to talk about their GuitARTS and what inspired their designs.
It’s not too late to register to attend the live auction on Thursday, November 15th at Ferrari of New England!
We are excited to announce that our GuitARTS are officially open for bidding! Simply set up an account at BiddingForGood.Com and place your bid online today through November 15! You can click the "GuitARTS Auction" button on our Home page to access the GuitARTS online auction.
A limited number of GuitARTS will be available for the live auction on November 15th. The live auction will take place at Ferarri of New England at 7:00PM. All guests will be able to enjoy cocktails and hors d'oeuvres. We hope you can make it!
All proceeds from the GuitARTS auctions are supporting our mission of keeping music in our schools and communities throughout New England through our various grants. A portion will also be donated to the Norwood Public Schools Fine Arts Department!
All of the beautified guitars for GuitARTS have returned back to Music Drives Us! The guitars and GuitARTISTS made their first debut at the Boch Amphitheater on Friday, August 31. The unveiling was covered by the media and was on NECN!
You can watch the segment here!
Our public art project, GuitARTS, was covered by the Watertown Weekly News! In this segment, the Director of Music Drives Us, Jackie, explained our mission and what GuitARTS is all about. The crew also interviewed two of our GuitARTISTS, Dawn Evans Scaltreto and Woody Geissmann.
While working in her studio in Watertown, Dawn explained what music means to her and how she relates to the mission of Music Drives Us. Woody was also interviewed and detailed the inspiration behind his guitar design.
Watch the complete interview here!
Stephanie Silvi is from our very own hometown: Norwood, MA! She attended college to study art and received her BFA. Her main interest is in abstract painting, and named her guitar after her cat that recently passed away.
Take a look at the news article that features not only our public art project, GuitARTS, but also our wonderful GuitARTIST Stephanie! We're excited to see the finished guitar.
Katrina Jeffries from Taunton, MA is ready to paint her acoustic guitar! Katrina attended Massasoit Community College in Brockton, MA and is a self-taught artist. Music plays a large role in Katrina’s art; it helps her focus and makes her process more immersive. We can’t wait to see Katrina’s final product! For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2LBHCNU!
Eddie Bruckner from Needham, MA picked up his guitar and is ready to get started on his rockin’ masterpiece! Eddie paints original acrylic abstract artwork and has completed three major public art projects in the Boston area. Two of the projects were electrical boxes for the City of Boston & the Boston Art Commission, and the other was an electrical box commissioned by the Natick Center Cultural District. For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2v0XyPq!
John Plunkett of Lynn, MA stopped by Music Drives Us to pick up his guitar! John is a graduate of the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA where he studied printmaking. John has been playing the drums for about ten years. We can’t wait to see where his music and artistic talents take him as he starts to paint his guitar! For more info on the artist please visit bit.ly/2A3YFDO!