Saturday + Sunday| Jan 14 + 15
The Celtic Fox
Jam4Dan V will be held Saturday and Sunday January 14 and 15, 2012, at The Celtic Fox. What started as a benefit for Dan Falley’s daughter led to almost $6,000 being donated to young local musicians over the last three years. Both youth and adult bands will take the stage at The Celtic Fox, with music playing all day Saturday and Sunday. Tickets and shirts will be sold at the door, and a raffle drawing will be held for a guitar.
All proceeds raised at Jam4Dan are put into a scholarship fund for youth guitar and bass players, and the funds are then used to provide the musicians with lessons from a local instructor. Students are chosen for the scholarship based on three criteria: the student’s need for the scholarship, the impact of music on the student’s life, and an assessment of the student’s commitment by their instructor. After Jam4Dan V, the trustees will sort through applications and award the scholarships in the spring.
The event is led by trustees Tom Krebs, Mike Fox, Danl Blackwood, Joel Edison, and Ren Richardson, who work together to make Jam4Dan a successful event. Danl Blackwood and Tom Krebs agree that the event thrives thanks to help from countless members of the community.
“Chip Janda is our rock star. He has clearly been the leader in trying real hard to work with us for his students,” states Danl Blackwood.
Sonny Heller runs sound both days of the event, and J.D. Bloomar has been added to the staff as a volunteer coordinator. Countless others donate their time, talents, and resources to keep the local music scene thriving for the next generation.
In Danl Blackwood’s words, “when it boils down to it we really just want to try to remember Danny, what he was about, which was teaching the kids how to play guitar.”