We are delighted to report that StrummerJam 2017 got off to a flying start this weekend with our first two events in El Perelló, Spain and Conneaut, Ohio.
Here’s an excellent wrap-up message from StrummerJam at The Breakwall organiser Jeffrey Glover, whose event raised $3,350 USD for Rock School Studios:
So many people made yesterday the success that it was. I am proud to have been a part of such a wonderful event. An event that would not have been possible without the contributions of these wonderful people I am proud to call my friends and family:
Michael Morgan & Gabe Cellini, owners & operators of the finest Bbq joint around and two of the kindest men I’ve ever known who donated an amazing 50% of their gross sales yesterday. As well as their dedicated, hard working staff.
Matt Copeland who provided outstanding sound for all the acts. David LeVesque who donated the stage for the event and whose name I’m pretty sure I mispronounced all day! Fazed Cookies for having us on the air on WERG 90.5 FM to talk about our show. Dan Hunter for helping my technological caveman self with creating the FB event page. Middle Earth Boutique for donating 30% of their vending sales to the cause. Ryan Krysiak of Rock School Studios in Erie for all the work he does with young musicians and the tremendously talented bands he brought to play the show.
Also Steve Mullen from Joe Strummer Foundation & StrummerJam for all his support and enthusiasm. You were great to work with. And of course, all of the musicians who came to the 440 and all gave killer performances… Jay Baumgardner, Paolello & Gone (James & Josh), Matthew Joseph Crays The Boom Shakalakas( Tyler, Ben, Jacob, & Ryan), JC Nickles & Brother Bochi, Mala Sangre, and Who’s There & Knock Knock from Rock School. And finally all of the people who came out and listened and ate and made donations throughout the day.
Already looking forward to next year!!!!
“The future is unwritten”
We would like to thank Jeffrey, the owners of The Breakwall, all the bands and generous donors. You have embraced StrummerJam exactly as it is meant to be – a community driven event. With enough of these around the world, we can all help make a change through music.
What a great starting weekend – make sure to check out all the upcoming StrummerJam events around the world happening this August – CLICK HERE FOR FULL LISTINGS.