Music Drives Us is honored to be a part of Celebrating The Legacy of Sib Hashian on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Hard Rock Café in Boston, MA. Sib Hashian, formerly of the band Boston is a rock 'n' roll legend who was endowed by a higher power to impact the lives of millions. His legacy will be etched in stone forever as his adoring family, friends, and admirers gather to view his personal memoir collections in a worldwide auction hosted by RRAUCTION.com and streamed by Invaluable.com. The auction will be followed by an evening of rock 'n' roll with Barry Goudreau's Engine Room Band and Friends. This event is powered by YellowBoxEntertainment, in association with Music Drives Us, and presented by MaraGal Medical; InValuable; RRAUCTION, and The Art Universe. Please join us in celebrating our friend and lifelong MDU ambassador. We hope to see you there!
Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019
Time: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: Hard Rock Cafe
22 Clinton Street
Boston, MA 02109
Music Drives Us is excited to be the official charitable beneficiary of the 2019 Norfolk County Beer Festival! A portion of ticket sales from this festival will support our mission of keeping music in schools and communities throughout New England.
Join us on Saturday, October 26 for the 2019 Norfolk County Beer Festival at the Norwood Space Center. This beer festival is more intimate than your average fest and will only feature breweries located in Norfolk County. In addition to great local beer, this festival will celebrate local culture with live music, food pop-ups, artists & artisans, and local businesses.
Come enjoy a day filled with local beer, delicious food, and great live music.
Saturday, October 26
VIP Hour - 1:00 - 2:00PM (VIP ticket holders only) / $75
Session 1: 2:00 - 5:00PM (Family Friendly) *Anyone attending the afternoon session that is under 21 does not need a ticket, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian with a ticket / $40
Session 2: 6:00 - 9:00PM (21+ Only) / $40
Designated Driver - $10
The MDU Team is working on a rockin' Art Project and we need your help! We are in search of guitars that are out of commission, whether they are broken; collecting dust in your room; or can’t be resold. We will be collecting all guitars now through Friday, November 1. If you have a guitar to donate, please fill out the contact form describing the guitar(s) you have for donation and we will reach out!
On Saturday, September 7, Music Drives Us had the pleasure of being a part of Norwood Day 2019. Norwood Day takes place in Norwood Center and is a celebration of the great people and places of Norwood.
Norwood Day was so much fun! There was live local entertainment, games, prizes, crafts, pony rides, and plenty more. MDU had a booth set up where Norwood residents could learn more about our mission and take home some MDU swag! It was a pleasure to be a part of this exciting day. Thank you to all who supported us at our booth and thank you to the town of Norwood for inviting us!
On Wednesday, August 21, 2019 MDU had the pleasure of volunteering at WGBH’s Pledge Night. This event raised money for WGBH to support their mission – enriching people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain. In addition to answering phones and taking pledges, the MDU team and volunteers had the honor of sharing the night with music legend Judy Collins. We could have not asked for a better evening! A big thank you to all of our volunteers and WGBH who made this evening possible. Thank you for your support!
On Wednesday, August 7, the MDU team had the honor of visiting Girls Rock Campaign Boston at Berklee College of Music's Fordham Road Facility in Allston, MA to award the 2018 Grant Recipient with $10,000. The Girls Rock Campaign Boston is all about empowering girls to believe in themselves by providing a supportive community that fosters self-expression, confidence, and collaboration through musical education and performance. During the week long course, camp attendees have the freedom of creative expression by working on writing an original song amongst a group.
These girls could ROCK! It was an honor to be able to experience the process and see the girls in real time working on their songs. Keep rocking Girls Rock Campaign Boston!
MDU is excited to offer a one-of-a-kind acoustic guitar signed by none other than Kiefer Sutherland! This acoustic Yamaha guitar was signed by Sutherland at a private event in 2016. Along with being an incredible actor on hit television shows, such as 24 and Designated Survivor, Sutherland is also a talented blues musician. This guitar will go fast, so visit Charitybuzz http://bit.ly/2OtGQFe now and get your bid in! All proceeds from the sale of this guitar will benefit Music Drives Us.
Music Drives Us excited to announce that we will be coming back for WGBH Pledge Night! MDU is seeking volunteers to support us for the WGBH Pledge Night on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the WGBH studio. This event will raise money for WGBH to support their mission – enriching people’s lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain. The event will start at 6:00pm and will be broadcasting live – you must be 18 years or older to participate. If you are interested, please contact Elena Carbone at Elena@MusicDrivesUs.org. We appreciate your support!
Mark your calendars! The Big 4 Charity Tribute is coming back to Sammy's Patio in Revere, MA on Friday, August 16 and Saturday, August 17. Local super groups will cover 8 of the biggest metal bands EVER all for charity. The bands being covered will be Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and many more!
For the 4th year in a row, a portion of ticket and raffle sales will go to Music Drives Us, so we hope you'll consider joining us for a good time and a great cause! Tickets are available at the door.
The Music Drives Us team had the pleasure of traveling to the 2019 Summer NAMM in Nashville, TN from July 17 to July 20, 2019. The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Show is held both in Southern California in January and in Nashville, TN during the summer.
The Summer NAMM unites the music, sound, and entertainment technology communities with registrants from different countries and regions. Exhibitors use the show to showcase their brand, introduce new products & innovations, connect with media bases, and train their team through free education sessions.
NAMM was a blast! MDU had the chance to look through various vendors, see what the next up & coming trends are for instruments, and attend multiple social media seminars. Vendors included big names such as Fender & Gibson, and many other small companies that had something for everyone. The social media seminars taught us everything from how to up your Instagram game to properly taking a live video. The MDU team learned a lot and can not wait to put all we learned to use!