New York, NY (Top40 Charts / Indie Music Channel)
Local area singers and bands who lost musical instruments during Hurricane Harvey
are getting some help from their own. Artists from across the country are being invited to perform on stage during "United We Jam," a day long music festival to be held Wednesday, September
13 from 3pm to 12 midnight at Firehouse Saloon in Houston, TX. Music
lovers are welcomed to come and enjoy artists of all genres - rock, pop, country, jazz and more.
The event is also looking for those who wish to donate any music items that they may have to those who lost guitars, amplifiers, recording equipment and more during Hurricane Harvey. Those who lost their musical equipment in the hurricane are invited to come to the event and take what they need, free of charge.
The event is also being held to support Matthew's Hope Foundation, a Houston-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides assistance to those who are struggling with a drug addiction.
"'United We Jam' is about artists helping other artists," says Christopher
Ewing of the Indie Music
Channel, which is hosting the event. The popular music network features independent singers and bands from around the world. "The love of music is the tie that binds all indie artists together," says Ewing, "and when someone in the music community hurts, we all say 'ouch.' Hurricane Harvey
did a number on everyone, including local artists in the area. For many of them, music isn't just a hobby, it's the way they make their living. So it's devastating when you lose the tools that you use to make that living."
If you are an artist who would like to perform on stage during "United We Jam," or if you would like to donate music equipment to those in need, just go to www.unitedwejam.org.
For more information about Matthew's Hope Foundation, go to www.matthewshope.org.
About Firehouse Saloon
The Legendary Firehouse Saloon has been owned and operated by firefighters since its inception for over 20 years. Tom Imber, the sole owner of the Firehouse Saloon, is a retired firefighter from City of West University. Some of the biggest names in music have performed at Firehouse Saloon, including Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, Eric Church
and Dirks Bentley. Miranda
Lambert played the Firehouse stage over 17 times before being catapulted to superstardom! A music venue showcasing music of all genres, Firehouse Saloon is one of the oldest honky tonks and live music venues in the Houston
area. It is also available for private rentals. Website: www.firehousesaloon.com
About Matthew's Hope Foundation
Matthew Wedekind of Houston, TX was an outstanding trumpet player. He played trumpet in high school and was First Chair for all four years as part of the school's concert band. One day in college, Matthew was "sucker punched" while trying to defend his roommate during a bar fight and suffered a severe head injury. The opioid painkillers that he was prescribed following his head injury created a life-long battle with cocaine and heroin. Two years ago, on May 23, 2015, Matthew died after falling out of a chair and hitting his head on the exact spot of his previous head injury. He was only 24 years old. Matthew's family has since started the Matthew's Hope Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping others who are struggling with a drug addiction. Website: www.matthewshope.org
About Indie Music
Channel is the popular online music network that showcases independent singers and bands of all genres from around the world. Based in Hollywood, it also produces the weekly syndicated TV show, "Indie Music
Cafe," hosted by Emmy Award winner and Indie Music
Channel founder, Christopher
lovers can hear some of the top independent singers and bands from around the world, 24/7, at www.IndieMusicChannel.com and on the new Indie Music