In lieu of this month’s Deluxe Jam, we’re hosting the PMBA’S fourth annual ‘Phil Marshall Birthday Bash’, going from 12:00-6:00 at Dr. J’s BBQ and Brews. This is the PMBA’s only major fundraiser each year and it’s always around the anniversary Phil’s birthday. One of the reasons Phil started the PMBA was as a way to give back to our local musicians who occasionally need a hand up. When he died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 61, Phil left behind a legacy that represented his respect and admiration for the Peterborough and area musical community. Thanks to the loyal supporters of the PMBA and of the live music scene in Peterborough, we’ve been able to assist over 30 musicians to the tune of $12,300. We can’t thank them enough. And of course we couldn’t do it without the support of our wonderful musicians who give up their time and talent so willingly to help us with this cause.
Phil’s Birthday Bash is the only time all year that the third Saturday is not an open Jam, and also the one and only time there’s a cover charge. Not only do you support the PMBA with the $10 cover, you also get to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of excellent music. Every cent raised goes into the PMBA bank account so we can continue doing what we love to do – supporting our local musicians.
Six bands will each be performing 45 minute sets so the music just keeps rolling on all afternoon. The bands we have lined up for you this year are: the Victory Boys, the Rick and Gailie Band, the Quickshifters, the Fabulous Tonemasters, the Bridget Foley Band, and Water Street Slim and the Unlikely Heroes.
We also have raffle draws for great prizes that are donated by supporters in our community.
So mark June 17 on your calendar now and please try to come out and support this great cause of assisting our wonderful community of musicians to “get by with a little help from their friends”. It will be a fun afternoon and you’re sure not to be disappointed. If you’ve been attending the Deluxe Jams, you know it’s become THE place to be, so get there early and grab a good seat!
“If you love the Blues, spread the news!”
$10 Cover and ALL proceeds Go to the P.M.B.A (Peterborough Musicians Benevolent Association)