Sunday, April 15, 2012

What a great night

Flashing Blue Lights take the stage at Wealthy Theatre
Thank you to everyone who participated in Jake's Music Festival 2012. It was a great evening filled with wonderful music and a few surprises. We had Celtic music and airbrush tattoos. Rock-a-billy and craft beer. Jazz and an "80 year old" quilt. Straight ahead rock and roll and free cake. Cabaret and hip hop.Truly it was a night that provided something for everyone. But the main thing the festival did was move us closer to finding a cure for diabetes. Thanks to the generous donations, sponsors and silent auction we are happy to report that this year's festival cleared over $5,000 for diabetes research. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

We would like to thank our major sponsors Frames Unlimited, The Gordon Group and Right Brain Brewery. Thanks also to our donors WYCE, Connie's Cakes, PJ's Sound and Backline, and DVS. Thank you to all the businesses that donated items for the silent auction. Special thanks to Erin Wilson and the crew at Wealthy Theatre. Thanks to the volunteers who manned the silent auction table, put up posters and helped back stage. A very special thank you to Clay Grueber, our music director, who books all the bands and keep everything humming behind the scenes.

The final two thank you's go to all the bands and performers who donated their time to help make JMF a reality and to all the people who attended last night's show. Because of all of you we are one step closer to finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

If you didn't have a chance to attend but would like to contribute you can do so on-line. Follow this link to our JDRF Ride for a Cure page and click on one of the "Donate to..." links on the left side.