EVENT: OceanFirst Charity Challenge
Alissa Rothstein wrote -
Help the JSJBF to keep the jazz and blues going strong!
The Jersey Shore, the boardwalk, and summer music festivals. They all seem to go hand-in-hand. During the dead of winter, we think back to the sights and smells that make us long for summer, especially the "Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Festival," which features the very best Jazz and Blues musicians. In fact, it's so good that it won the Jersey Arts Peoples Choice Award 2 years in a row!
In past years, the Jersey Shore Jazz and Blues Foundation received grants from the NJ State Council of the Arts to help offset the cost of operations and production of the festivals. This year, however, we were awarded nothing. Zip. Nada.
Without this grant to help offset the costs, it has put a major strain on the Foundation to come up with creative ways to find funds to support the 2015 festivals. Since this is a 2-year grant, the 2016 festivals will be affected as well.
We really need you! With your support, we could win an additional $15,000 grant from the OceanFirst Foundation. That would be music to our ears!
Any amount you're willing to give will help, whether it's $1000, $100, $10 or even $1.
Festival dates for 2015:
Pt. Pleasant Boro
June 20, 2015 • Noon-8pm
Asbury Park Blues & Brews Festival
July 18, 2015 • Noon-8pm
August 29, 2015 • Noon-8pm