We are beginning a new event here at Dr. J’s beginning on May 20, and continuing the third Saturday of every month. It’s in support of the Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association (PMBA). The late Phil Marshall was the inspiration and founding member behind forming the PMBA. As part of the musical community in Peterborough, he perceived a need to assist local musicians. And hence his idea of ‘musicians helping musicians’ sprang to life.
The PMBA provides a temporary hand up for local musicians when it’s needed the most. Musicians often do not have medical/dental benefits and are sometimes unable to work due to a broken bone, surgery, etc. so they need temporary financial assistance to help them pay the bills
If you’d like to help share Phil’s dream, and support our local music community, come out on the third Saturday of every month from 2:00-5:00 and maybe throw a little something in the donation jar. Musicians play for free and there is not a cover charge.
This month, May 20, marks their first time at Dr. J’s BBQ and Brews. After almost four years of holding the monthly “Deluxe Blues Jam”, at the Pig’s Ear, they are very much looking forward to their new partnership with Dr. J’s and are hoping for a great turn out for their inaugural Jam here.
The May Jam is being hosted by Al Black and friends, which is reason enough to come. And let’s not forget the uber talent of the local musicians who come out to Jam! The monthly Deluxe Blues Jam has become THE place to be on the third Saturday of every month from 2:00-5:00. If you haven’t been to them at the Pig’s Ear, you need to come and experience this event to see what the excitement is all about. Be prepared to have some fun while enjoying an excellent afternoon of music featuring the best of our local entertainment. As always, all Jammers and music lovers are welcomed.