ONE NIGHT, HUNDREDS OF LIVE MUSIC EVENTS, & THOUSANDS OF FANS!
Sweet Relief has partnered with venues, promoters, ticketing companies, artists and artist management in designating one evening of live music performances per year as a part of “Night of Sweet Relief” to assist our nation’s suffering career musical artists. This is a night to get off the couch, away from the TV, movie or video game and into the excitement of live entertainment! Listening to music is great, but seeing the artists perform live, playing right in front you on stage is an experience you never forget.
On Saturday, October 15th 2011 hundreds of live music events taking place in arenas, theaters, clubs and bars can participate in supporting this cause by building in a $1 donation component to their ticket price or door cover charge.
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
Established in 1994, Sweet Relief has raised and distributed millions of dollars to pay for medical costs, housing, food and other vital expenses of ill, disabled and elder musicians, singers, composers and arrangers. In 2010, Sweet Relief had one of the most outstanding effectiveness ratios of any entertainment charity with 91 cents of every dollar going directly to assist musicians in need.
The artist’s plight
Greater than 70% of professional musicians do not have health insurance.
A generation of musicians is reaching elder years with minimal social security benefits and no industry safety net.
YOUR SUPPORT IS DESPERATELY NEEDED AND GREATLY APPRECIATED!
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Originally posted 2011-10-05 23:20:06.