Summers is a Michigan concert promoter/publicist and owner of Detroit’s indie record label Static Records. We invited Sue to answer these 5 questions, here’s what she had to say.
1. In three words what does Joe Strummer mean to you?
Compassionate punk matters
2. Why are you participating in StrummerJam this year?
I want to honor and celebrate the music and philanthropy of this musical hero.
3. What are your goals for your StrummerJam?
To share his work with people and his message and hoping to raise some funds to help out the cause.
4. What do you have planned?
I brought together some of my favorite local artists to perform their original works and also do a tribute to him by playing songs from each of his bands.
5. Who will benefit and what do they do?
The funds raised will go to the Joe Strummer Foundation as I think musical education for children is vastly overlooked these days and it’s a great cause. On the night will be Detroit’s mariachi punk rockers Pancho Villa’s Skull along with Laura Mendoza, The 44 Territories, Keith Jackson & Alison Lewis. Great line up!
So, if you’re in/around the Detroit area on 19th August make sure to check out StrummerJam Detroit 2017 at PJ’s Lager House – show some StrummerJam vibes and share the event with your friends!