Monday, April 16, 2012

MusicFest ... Benefiting Refuge House - 3rd Annual

It was a beautiful day at MusicFest benefiting our local DVA/SVA shelter and organization in Tallahassee! We hope lots of sisters enjoyed the day outside in Tallahassee at the event.

We are lucky the local paper, Tallahassee Democrat, is devoted to our communities and covers these types of events:

Update: Music festival serves as Refuge House's biggest fundraiser

Sounds of Hope, the music festival for the Refuge House, has raised more than $50,000 over the past two years, said Refuge House Executive Director Meg Baldwin.

"This is an event where the whole community comes out to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault," she said. "We celebrate their he

roism and courage."

The third annual outdoor music festival started at noon and goes until 5 p.m., at Unity Eastside Church, 8551 Buck Lake Road.

Saxophone player Dayve Stewart, who already played his set earlier in the day, said he enjoys playing at events like Sounds of Hope.

“You just want the song and the tones to reverberate in peoples’ souls,” he said after his performance. “If it’s not about people then what is it about?”

Earlier story

MusicFest: Sounds of Hope is a major fundraising event for Refuge House, which assists those affected by domestic or sexual violence in eight counties t

hroughout the Big Bend area.

The third annual outdoor music festival is today, from noon to 5 p.m., at Unity Eastside Church, 8551 Buck Lake Road.

The afternoon of live music will feature local and national performers such as Dayve Stewart & the Vibe, Del Suggs, the Sarah Mac Band and the Boys' Choir of Tallahassee.

Tickets for the event are $10.

Our treasurer Jenn, spent the morning helping set up the Information table and the Merchandising Table (t-shirts, CDs and MusicFest Idol "special friend " bags).

Enjoy the photos of the pre-event.

They had three stages! This was one - please forgive the awful photography! :)

This is a shot of the food booth - lots of yummy spots in town donated food - THANK YOU!
The vendors brought lots of tempting items. Jenn's favorite booth was the jewelry from the fantastic Quincie Hamby had a booth: Everything was GORGEOUS!

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