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December 12, 2019:

#SweetSupporter Gift Guide

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet!? If you’re running a bit behind, here’s our guide to help you pick out the perfect gift for the music lover in your life! Shop our Sweet Holiday Collection and get 20% off each item, automatically applied at checkout! To be eligible for FREE standard shipping, order your items before 11:59pm on 12/13 :gift:

 

For your favorite guitar player,

the Sweet Relief Guitar Headstock T-Shirt.

For the one who always gets cold. 
#MusicHeals Pom-Pom Beanie

For the coffee lover. 
Holiday Heart Mug

For the sock collector.
Santa Harp Socks

 

SHOP NOW

December 4, 2019:

Annual Holiday Auction- NOW LIVE!

Our annual Holiday Auction is now live! This year, we’ve put together an incredible list of items that can make the perfect gift for the music lovers in your life (or the perfect gift for yourself!). 

Click below and see the long list of auctions ranging from signed guitars and Guest List tickets, to special Meet & Greets from top artists. 

 

December 3, 2019:

#GivingTuesday Giving Guide!

What if we all gave on ONE day?
Today is #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

We put together a Giving Guide below to show you all the different ways you can GIVE BACK to musicians in need this season. If you can’t donate or purchase from our store, we encourage you to share this email with your family and friends! Music has touched all of us in one way or another…it’s time to give a little back :heart:

 

This #GivingTuesday, we’ve made one-time donations simple and quick. Check out our Facebook Fundraiser, ENDING TODAY! We’ve already hit 40% of our goal, help us reach 100% so we can support more musicians this holiday season. 

HUGE thanks to our supporters that have shared about the Fundraiser, including PETER FRAMPTONGOO GOO DOLLS3 DOORS DOWN, and KENNY LOGGINS

Want to start your own fundraiser? Facebook offers an easy way to set up your own Peer-To-Peer fundraiser that you can share with your family and friends! START A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER HERE.

You can also start a fundraiser via our website. Reach out to us directly and we’ll work with you to make your fundraiser a success. START A PEER-TO-PEER FUNDRAISER HERE.

What better way to show off your support than purchasing from our Sweet Relief Merch Store! Head to our online shop to see all the awesome items we have available. You’ll find everything from sweaters and beanies for a cozy winter, to tank tops and tees for a stylish summer. 

Check out some of our most popular collections: ARTIST FUNDSWEET HOLIDAY, and DONATED DESIGNS

And last, but certainly not least, is our ANNUAL HOLIDAY AUCTION! This year, we’ve put together an incredible list of items that can make the perfect gift for the music lovers in your life (or the perfect gift for yourself!). 

CLICK HERE to check out the long list of auctions ranging from signed guitars and Guest List tickets, to special Meet & Greets from top artists. 

❄️Featured Holiday Auction Items❄️

 

Dolly Parton Signed Guitar

Brian Wilson Signed Fender Jaguar Guitar

The National Signed Guitar

Larry David Signed Curb Your Enthusiasm Script of Your Choice

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November 28, 2019:

Happy Thanksgiving from Team Sweet Relief!

We’re so thankful to those that have supported Sweet Relief and musicians in need! Enjoy the time with your family and loved ones!

November 25, 2019:

George Thorogood’s WHO DO YOU LOVE Campaign

 

Sweet Relief is honored and thankful to be a part of George Thorogood’s “Who Do You Love” holiday campaign this year! We are so grateful for George’s continued support of our mission over the years 🎶 ❤️

What is the WHO DO YOU LOVE CAMPAIGN?
  
Los Angeles, CA (October 29, 2019)–George Thorogood and The Destroyers announce their 4th annual “Who Do You Love?” holiday charity social media campaign, featuring seven Non-profit organizations that are important to the band, also including an “Everyday Hero / Fan Submission.” The campaign this year will begin this Veterans Day on November 11, and will continue through the week of December 30. Each week, the band’s social posts will feature a different charity: Gary Sinise Foundation (11/11), Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (11/18), Sweet Relief Musicians Fund (11/25), The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (12/2), Musically Fed (12/9), Every Day Hero / Fan Submission (12/16), T.J. Martell Foundation (12/23) and Pajama Program (12/30).
 
The 2019 schedule for the “Who Do You Love?” campaign is as follows:
 
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11 – GARY SINISE FOUNDATION
 
 
The mission of the Gary Sinise Foundation is to serve and honor our nation’s service members, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need. 
 
Says the Foundation, “Gary Sinise Foundation partners with people that share our values. George Thorogood has shown with his “Who Do You Love?” campaign that he shares the same values as our foundation. We are honored to be one of the non-profits featured in this campaign.”
 
 
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18 THE MR. HOLLAND’S OPUS FOUNDATION
 
 
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation was inspired by the acclaimed motion picture Mr. Holland’s Opus, the story of the profound effect a dedicated music teacher had on generations of students.  Over 23 years, more than 28,000 instruments have been donated to 1,550 schools across the country.
 
Says the Foundation, “Artist’s support of music education has been a strong driver of our work to keep music alive in schools, and give kids opportunities to create and play music, find their voice, and succeed in life. We’re grateful to the music industry for recognizing where it all starts. Thank you for giving the gift of music.”
 
 
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 — SWEET RELIEF MUSICIANS FUND
 
 
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that provides assistance to career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. In other words, Healing Musicians in Need.
 
Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, and composers and songwriters from every musical genre. Since its inception in 1994, Sweet Relief has helped musicians with medical and living expenses, including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and procedures, housing and food costs, utilities, and other vital living expenses.
 
Says the Foundation:  It’s an honor and true pleasure to have George as a supporter.  He is a generous soul and his consistent contributions over the years have enabled us to help so many musicians in need; we couldn’t be more grateful!”
 
 
Donation link: Sweet Relief
 
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 2 – THE LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
 
As an organization founded by a family for families, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is celebrating 70 years of impact by looking to the past for inspiration that will continue to propel us forward in our continued fight for all those affected by blood cancer. From investing in cutting edge research to providing first-class patient education and support services to leading advocacy endeavors, LLS has helped millions impacted by cancer.
 
Says the Foundation: “Since 2015, George Thorogood has put his talents to work helping LLS, the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to fighting blood cancer, find cures and ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. This year marks the fifth consecutive one that the band has teamed with LLS. In addition to raising funds by selling a specially designed shirt at all of their concerts, $1 from each ticket sold from each concert has been donated to LLS.  Check out: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFZRishzMD8).
 
Donation link:  LLS
Website link: www.lls.org
 
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 9 – MUSICALLY FED
 
Musically Fed’s mission is to mobilize the music industry in the fight against hunger by distributing excess food and catering from tours, shows, and events to those in greatest need. Musically Fed works with artists, promoters, management and venues to donate unused backstage meals to community organizations that feed the homeless, hungry and food insecure.
 
Donation link: Musically Fed
 
 
Says Director of the Foundation, Maria Brunner:  “The daily mission of Musically Fed is to make it easy for promoters, performers and their teams to leave each city they visit with a lasting positive impact. We are proud to partner with George Thorogood & The Destroyers on their “Who Do You Love?” Campaign and hope that together we can serve as an example – and a challenge –for the rest of the music industry to get involved.”
 
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 16 EVERYDAY HERO / FAN SUBMISSION
 
George Thorogood and The Destroyers are also proud to support Everyday Hero / Fan Submission. An everyday hero can be anyone. A person who selflessly intervenes in a situation small or big is a hero. That person who enters your life on a truly bad day and makes you feel better is a hero. We can all be everyday heroes. Now is the time to show how much you love them and what they do to make the world a better place.
 
Fans can nominate their “Who Do You Love?”  Everyday Hero by sending their name, a photo and a short story of why they are their everyday hero.
 
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 23 – THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION
 
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. The Foundation was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son T.J., who died of leukemia. The Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at flagship hospitals in the United States.
 
Says CEO Laura Heatherly, “The T.J. Martell Foundation is honored to participate in George Thorogood’s “Who Do You Love?” campaign again this year.  We look forward to directing the funds raised to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center for the Marla Thorogood Memorial Fund for Ovarian Cancer Research and know our researchers will appreciate these contributions to eradicate this devastating disease.”
 
Donation link: TJMartell
Website link: www.tjmartell.org.
 
 
MONDAY, DECEMBER 30 – PAJAMA PROGRAM
 
Pajama Program is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes and supports a comforting bedtime routine for children to help them thrive. Since 2001, the organization has provided over 6.5 million inspiring storybooks and cozy pajamas to children nationwide who are experiencing challenges beyond their control, as well as critical resources for caregivers to support children at bedtime. Through its network of 4,000 Community Partners, 60+ volunteer Chapter Presidents, and main Reading Centers in New York and Atlanta, Pajama Program’s goal is to create “good nights for good days” for all children, everywhere.
 
Says Jamie Dyce, Executive Director, “We’re honored to be included in this year’s “Who Do You Love?” campaign. Pajama Program knows the magic of bedtime and the love and comfort that happens in those moments.  We’re incredibly grateful for individuals like Thorogood who help us in our mission to raise awareness and support so we can provide the care, expertise and gifts needed for a comforting bedtime routine for children and teens who face uncertainty in their lives.”

Donation link: 
Pajama Program
Website link:  www.pajamaprogram.org
 
ABOUT GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS:
Over the course of the last four decades, George Thorogood, with his longtime legendary band, The DestroyersJeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) — has sold more than 15 million albums, released 16 studio albums – including six gold and two platinum discs — and performed more than 8,000 live shows. George Thorogood and the Destroyers’ catalog of hits include: “Who Do You Love?,” “I Drink Alone,” “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Get A Haircut,and the anthemic “Bad To The Bone.”  
 
 
OFFICIAL WEBSITE:            https://www.georgethorogood.com/
INSTAGRAM:                        https://www.instagram.com/georgethorogoodofficial/
TWITTER:                              https://twitter.com/thorogoodmusic
FACEBOOK:                         https://www.facebook.com/georgethorogood
 
November 22, 2019:

Holiday Merch Collection is Now Live!

❄️ Become a #sweetsupporter this holiday season ❄️
This season we’ve put together one of the largest collections this store has seen! We want to celebrate the season of giving by showcasing items that will be sure to warm your favorite music lovers’ hearts.
 
Thank you to our volunteers who generously donated their beautiful designs :
 
Jessica Beringer ( Sweet Relief Snowflake, Peppermint Snowflake, Sweet Relief Holiday Guitar, Peppermint Holiday Guitar)
 
Hoi Yan ( Holiday Heart )
 
The Notorious Trias ( Santa Harp, Rudolph Drums, Elf Flutes )
 
November 18, 2019:

Heal Musicians In Need This #GivingTuesday

Can you imagine a world without music?

Since 1994, Sweet Relief Musicians Fund has worked hard to ensure musicians and music industry workers are not alone when they are in need. When a career musician is battling illness, disease, or injury that prevents them from working, we step in to help cover the financial costs of medical treatment, prescriptions, food, rent and other vital living expenses. We help them focus on recovery and healing so they can get back to doing what they love most.

This #GivingTuesday, we’re asking for your support so we can continue helping these great musicians and industry workers that have given us the gift of music!

November 15, 2019:

Meet Illenium in Los Angeles

We’re so excited to announce our partnership with Illenium and Staples Center to bring you and your friends an experience of a lifetime! Enter to win passes to Illenium’s Dec 7th show in Los Angeles where you’ll meet the man himself before the show, and enjoy a PRIVATE SUITE with all your friends. 

 Don’t wait, enter now by clicking the button below⬇️

October 31, 2019:

Danny Amis: Update

First, we’d like to thank those who have supported Danny Amis since his unfortunate bout with meningitis. After months of slow recovery, we are able to give another update on his recovery journey. Danny writes:

 “Hello, it’s really me this time. With an update. I had quite a scare a couple of months ago. I caught a bad case of meningitis, which put me in a coma for about 2-3 weeks, during which time I underwent emergency brain surgery. I ended up with a really impressive Frankenstein type of scar on my head. I’m only now starting to realize how serious this all is and how lucky I am to still be alive. I appreciate all the support I’ve received from my friends here. I’m staying at my brother’s house in Utah. Still trying to understand what I’ve been through. The good news is that my cancer has surprisingly gone into complete remission. Go figure!” 

A fundraiser will be held to further support Danny and his recurring medical bills. Enjoy a night of music at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill on Sunday, November 3rd @ 6 pm. 

For more information about the fundraiser, click HERE. To learn more about Danny and donate to his directed fund click the button below. 

September 26, 2019:

IF YOU’RE GOING TO THE CITY:  A TRIBUTE TO MOSE ALLISON

IF YOU’RE GOING TO THE CITY:  A TRIBUTE TO MOSE ALLISON

September 24, 2019:  Today, Fat Possum Records announces IF YOU’RE GOING TO  THE CITY: A Tribute To Mose Allison out November 29. The collection features Taj Mahal, Robbie Fulks, Jackson Browne, The Tippo Allstars feat. Fiona Apple, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Peter Case, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Anything Mose!, Frank Black, and Amy Allison with Elvis Costello. The CD and LP packaging will include a DVD copy of Paul Bernay’s 2005 documentary on Mose Allison titled ‘Ever Since I Stole The Blues.’ It was originally produced for the BBC. Today, you can listen to “Ever Since The World Ended” from Loudon Wainwright III – listen below:

Wainwright remembers, “For many years I made a point of going to see Mose Allison play wherever I could -In London, Chicago, LA, and, of course, in my hometown of New York. I considered his gigs essential listening and going for me was, not to get too highfallutin’, a pilgrimage. When I nervously would approach to say hello to him after a show I was always thrilled that he seemed happy to see me. Mose’s cover version of my song “I’m Alright” was an unparalleled highlight of my career and I can only hope he would have approved of my stab at “Ever Since The World Ended.”

Mose’s daughter Amy Allison teamed up with musician/producer Don Heffington to honor her father’s rich catalog of songs. “We were talking about my dad’s legacy and thinking about all the musicians who were fans, and how a tribute album featuring some of these artists would be cool, especially if it were to benefit a worthy cause. Don said “Let’s put it together ourselves” and introduced the idea (and me) to his friend producer/engineer /studio owner Sheldon Gomberg. Sheldon ALSO happens to be on the board of Sweet Relief Musician’s Fund, an organization started by Victoria Williams to benefit musicians in need. And so it began…”

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides assistance to career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems. Grant recipients include recording artists, club and session musicians, and composers and songwriters from every musical genre. Since its inception, Sweet Relief has helped musicians with medical and living expenses, including insurance premiums, prescriptions, medical treatment and procedures, housing and food costs, utilities, and other basic necessities.

 Born in 1927 in the Mississippi Delta, Mose John Allison grew up listening to jazz and blues greats such as Louis Armstrong, Memphis Minnie, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan and the Nat Cole Trio.  He learned to play the piano and trumpet as a boy. After a stint in the army and then several years playing in clubs around the South, he moved to New York City to make his career as a pianist, songwriter, and performer fronting his own trio. Allison performed with jazz greats such as Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, and Gerry Mulligan, and developed a distinctive style of playing that fused blues and jazz with succinct and timeless lyrics. Mose Allison became a favorite among his peers and his songs have been covered by other great artists such as  Van Morrison, The Who, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and many others. Allison passed away in 2016 at the age of 89.

If You’re Going to The City Tracklist:

  1. Taj Mahal   – Your Mind Is On Vacation
  2. Robbie Fulks   – My Brain
  3. Jackson Browne   – If You Live  
  4. The Tippo Allstars featuring Fiona Apple –   Your Molecular Structure
  5. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite   – Nightclub
  6. Chrissie Hynde   – Stop This World
  7. Iggy Pop   – If You’re Going to the City
  8. Bonnie Raitt   – Everybody’s Crying Mercy
  9. Loudon Wainwright III   – Ever Since the World Ended
  10.   Richard Thompson   – Parchman Farm
  11.   Peter Case   – I Don’t Worry About A Thing
  12.   Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin   – Wild Man On The Loose
  13.   Anything Mose!   – The Way of the World
  14.   Frank Black   – Numbers On Paper
  15.   Amy Allison with Elvis Costello   – Monsters of the Id

 Get the Loudon Wainwright III track, and presave the album HERE.

September 17, 2019:

Artists Symposium on Homelessness at Cal State Fullerton

Be sure to stop by our booth, say hi, and learn more about how Sweet Relief helps the music community with battling homelessness. 

On Sunday, September 22, CSUF, Artists United to End Homelessness, and The Music League will hold their second annual Artists Symposium on Homelessness at Cal State Fullerton from noon to 4 PM. This will be a day filled with a sober look at our realities combined with a vision of the power of our artistic talents. Mihalyo Hall, Rooms 1502 and 1506. There will be discussion of short term survival mechanisms and fundamental permanent solutions.

September 16, 2019:

Gumbo and Gris Gris: A Benefit For Bernard Pearce

On Sunday, July 7, musician Bernard Pearce awoke in severe pain and could not breathe. Blood clots had formed in his lungs which started to exacerbate his existing medical issues, resulting in heart and kidney failure. His previous medical conditions were under control, but with this new development, his body started to crash. 

As we’ve seen countless times in music communities, his contacts in the community are banding together for Gumbo and Gris Gris: A Benefit For Bernard Pearce and have decided to dedicate 50% of the proceeds to Sweet Relief.

You can purchase tickets HERE.

Please also visit Bernard’s GoFundMe page to read all updates on his condition and to donate directly. CLICK HERE

August 14, 2019:

NEW FUND: Danny Amis

 

Danny Amis, a.k.a. Daddy O Grande of Los Straitjackets, needs our help…

Danny Amis is best known as “Daddy O Grande,” the masked guitarist, international playboy, and founder of Los Straitjackets. Los Straitjackets are the leading practitioners of the lost art of the guitar instrumental. Using the music of the Ventures, The Shadows, and with Link Wray and Dick Dale as a jumping off point, the band has taken their unique, high energy brand of original rock & roll around the world. Clad in their trademark Lucha Libre Mexican wrestling masks, the ‘Jackets’ have delivered their trademark guitar licks to 16 albums, thousands of concerts and dozens of films and TV shows.

In 2010, Danny discovered a blood clot after his trip from Spain and was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, to which he fought a very difficult battle. He recovered and moved to Mexico, and while he was unable to continue a full touring schedule, he still contributed his songs and guitar to Los Straitjackets’ recordings. In that time he produced several solo albums, as well as albums by Mexico’s Lost Acapulco and Dan Stuart (ex-Green on Red).

Currently, Danny has been struggling to recover after suffering a bout of meningitis. He is now in rehabilitation where he is relearning how to walk and speak, and attempting to overcome his short-term memory loss. All donations to the Danny Amis fund will assist in funding continued speech, memory and occupational therapy in the hopes of returning Danny’s independence in the coming weeks and months.

Learn all about Danny and how you can help by visiting https://sweetrelief.org/danny-amis-fund/ 

Or Donate by clicking below-

DONATE

 

August 11, 2019:

#SweetSupporter Tony Davia of Younger Hunger

https://www.facebook.com/pg/hungertobeyounger/about/?ref=page_internal
 
Younger Hunger. Haunt pop’s up & coming band, distinguished Tik Tok-ers and self-declared forces of pure… evil? When the band isn’t plotting to destroy the world, they are writing and releasing hits like Straight Face, an ode to those who can make you smile from ear to ear, even when everything around you is bound to leave you feeling apathetic. We caught up with Younger Hunger’s frontman, Tony Davia, to pick his brain on their latest single, how he got involved with Sweet Relief, & an exciting development in the band’s near future. 
 

What was the inspiration behind your song Straight Face? 

 
Sometimes I find myself going through days or even weeks without smiling. This song is a tribute to people in life that change that. 
 

Where do you envision Younger Hunger going in the near future? 

 
We’re putting out our first EP by the end of the year — 6 new songs.
 

How did you get involved with Sweet Relief? Why do you think it’s important to support musicians in need?

 
I got involved with Sweet Relief years ago, before Younger Hunger. I met Bill [Sweet Relief’s president] through a mutual friend and immediately fell in love with what he was doing for the music community. I’ve seen firsthand how expensive getting sick can be, and the fact that Sweet Relief takes it upon itself to help alleviate some of that stress is truly amazing. 
 

Who makes you smile when you have a straight face? 

 
100% my three-legged cat, Moosh. He’s the light of my life. 
 
 
 
Big thanks to Tony for spending some time with us to catch up! Check out Younger Hungers latest single, Straight Face, out now. 
 
Follow them on SPOTIFY 
 
You can also catch the band live during their FREE SHOW in LA this Saturday! Details HERE
August 9, 2019:

New Summer Merch

We just added two new designs to our Sweet Relief Merch Store! The Desert Record& Piano Summer Sun have quickly become some of our favorite pieces. Summer is slowly coming to a close, don’t miss out & rep Sweet Relief this season ☀️

Artist: Rachel Davis

Website – rachellauradavis.com 

IG: @rachel_laura_davis

August 7, 2019:

In Memoriam- Erica Hoffman

We are devastated to learn of the passing of an artist we helped over the past several years, Erica Hoffman. As anyone that knew her would tell you, she was truly a light in her community and was a fighter to the very end. She will be greatly missed. Her family is asking for donations to the Erica Hoffman Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers to help cover funeral costs and her remaining medical bills.

Erica Hoffman was an effervescent young vocal coach and a singer-songwriter, as well as an experienced performer and worship leader. As a coach at Jan Smith Studios in Atlanta, GA, Erica’s passion was helping artists discover their musical identity, both through the development of each artist’s individual voice, and in helping them find their unique creative thumbprint within their original compositions.

Erica’s love of music infused all that she did.  Beginning with piano lessons at the age of eight, she took up singing and vocal training after being inspired by the engaging performances of Lauryn Hill.  Erica trained with a voice coach as a teenager, and with later classical training found her sweet, clear soprano voice. As a high school senior, she won the Pinellas County Opera League scholarship and went on to pursue her musical education at Florida State University as a vocal performance major. Moved by the heart and passion she found singing in the soulful FSU Gospel Choir, Erica began writing her own music as well.

Read more HERE.

August 2, 2019:

Concerts This Month – AUGUST EDITION

With so many amazing tours happening all at once, sometimes it’s difficult to choose which show to go to. Hopefully one day there will be a way to clone ourselves and attend them all. Until then, we at Sweet Relief want to highlight shows happening around the U.S. by artists that support our mission. For many musicians, supporting them starts by attending their shows. Find our list of recommendations below!

 

August 3rd- Third Eye Blind (w/Jimmy Eats World| FivePoint Amp | Irvine, CA

TICKETS

 

August 11th- Gregory Alan Isakov | Mission Ballroom | Denver, CO

TICKETS

 

August 10th- Jon Pardi | Dos Equis Pavilion | Dallas, TX

TICKETS

 

August 6th- Ben Folds and Violent Femmes| STAGE AE | Pittsburgh, PA

TICKETS

 

August 25th- Ringo Starr | Santa Fe Opera House | Santa Fe, NM

TICKETS

 

August 10th- Brian Setzer| Westhampton Beach PAC | Westhampton, NY

TICKETS

July 30, 2019:

What The Night Brings: Jeff Austin Tribute Show

Mission Ballroom · Denver

 4242 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO 80216

Monday, November 4, 2019 – 7:00pm

Jeff Austin’s tremendous impact on our community will never be forgotten. So many family, friends, and music fans’ lives were connected and inspired by Jeff, creating endless memories, both on the stage and off.

On November 4, AEG Presents & Sweet Relief Musicians Fund invite music fans far and wide to What the Night Brings: An evening of music, remembrance and community with all proceeds going to The Jeff Austin Family Fund. What the Night Brings will feature performances by Billy Nershi, Billy Strings, Brendan Bayliss, Greensky Bluegrass, Hot Rize, The Infamous Stringdusters, Keith Moseley, Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon (Acoustic), Members of the Jeff Austin Band: Kyle Tuttle, Jean-Luc Davis, Julian Davis, Mimi Naja, Noam Pikelny, Railroad Earth, The Travelin’ McCourys, Yonder Mountain String Band and more.

Jeff Austin, mandolinist, singer, songwriter and founder of The Jeff Austin Band, and Yonder Mountain String Band, passed away on June 24, 2019. He was the son of Eileen Austin, husband to Devlyn, and father to Lily Rose (12), Penelope (5), and Jude Patrick (2). He was a dear friend whose music touched the lives of so many.

A note from Devlyn: “The outpouring of support and love has been tremendous. I want to thank everyone who has supported the fund.  It’s truly amazing, and it’s allowed our family to begin processing the unimaginable.  We hope that this show will be a chance for everyone to come together, remember Jeff, and enjoy the music and the musicians that were so close to him.”

Our thoughts remain with the Austin family and we encourage music fans far and wide to contribute to the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund HERE, with all funds benefiting the Jeff Austin Family Fund.

AEG Presents is honored to announce WHAT THE NIGHT BRINGS live at the Mission Ballroom Monday, November 4, 2019. Doors – 6:00pm | Show – 7:00pm.

July 5, 2019:

Concerts this Month – JULY EDITION

With so many amazing tours happening all at once, sometimes it’s difficult to choose which show to go to. Hopefully one day there will be a way to clone ourselves and attend them all. Until then, we at Sweet Relief want to highlight shows happening around the U.S. by artists that support our mission. For many musicians, supporting them starts by attending their shows. Find our list of recommendations below!

 

July 14th- Justin Moore| The Pacific Amp | Costa Mesa, CA

TICKETS

July 27th- Dwight Yoakam | Star Of The Desert Arena | Primm, NV

TICKETS

July 13th- The Head and the Heart | White Oak Music Hall | Houston, TX

TICKETS

July 27th- Maxwell| The Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre | Bend, OR

TICKETS

July 19th-  Lady Antebellum | Cheyenne Frontier Days | Cheyenne, WY

TICKETS

July 11th- CHVRCHES| Radio City Music Hall | New York, NY

TICKETS

July 20th- Earth, Wind & Fire| Starlight Theatre | Kansas City, MO

TICKETS

 

July 2, 2019:

Music Community Pays Tribute to Jeff Austin

We’re amazed at the outpouring of love and support we have been seeing from the music community and fans after the sudden passing of Jeff Austin. Jeff was an incredible presence, and he will forever be missed. We couldn’t help but share the loving words and tributes from some of Austin’s dearest friends and colleagues. 

“Rest peacefully old friend” – Keller Williams, you can watch his cover of Austin’s song “New Horizons” HERE

“Hard to believe that my old neighbor Jeff Austin is gone… I had some great times pickin’ with him, whether with String Cheese, Yonder, the Travelin’ McCourys or the JABand. Peace be on you Jeff. Sending your family love from everyone in the SCI camp.” –Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident

Watch Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon sing an original song in honor of Jeff Austin HERE

Funds raised for the Jeff Austin Family Fund will be used to pay outstanding medical debt as well as vital living expenses for his family.

June 12, 2019:

Erica Hoffman – UPDATE

As many are aware, Erica Hoffman has been a staple in the music community for many years. As a vocal coach, she has worked closely with musicians in a way not all vocal coaches do. Erica’s passion is helping artists discover their musical identity, both through the development of each artist’s individual voice, and in helping them find their unique creative thumbprint within their original compositions. 

Unfortunately in October 2015, after becoming violently ill, she was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer. Although her partial-colectomy was a success, the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes, lungs, and liver.  Just before Christmas of that year, Erica began chemotherapy treatments at Georgia Cancer Specialists. In recent months, her doctors informed her that the chemo was no longer working. 

In an effort to cope, Erica documents her experience as a cancer patient in her candid and humorous blog: To Infinity! (and around again). In May, she posted an update that not only gave a better view of how life is while living with this disease, but also broke down a few ways friends, family, and YOU can help. Read the full update below:

 

 

To donate online, please CLICK HERE.

To donate by check, write a check to:
Erica Hoffman Fund at Sweet Relief

Mail to:
Sweet Relief Musicians Fund
2601 East Chapman Ave., Suite 204
Fullerton, CA 92831

Sweet Relief Musicians Fund is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity. Federal ID# 95-4443269

If you wish to donate items, services or develop a fundraising event please contact us at info@sweetrelief.org or call 949-215-9620

June 7, 2019:

Concerts This Month – JUNE EDITION

With so many amazing tours happening all at once, sometimes it’s difficult to choose which show to go to. Hopefully one day there will be a way to clone ourselves and attend them all. Until then, we at Sweet Relief want to highlight shows happening around the U.S. by artists that support our mission. For many musicians, supporting them starts by attending their shows. Find our list of recommendations below!

 

June 14th- Third Eye Blind| Greek Theatre | Los Angeles, CA

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June 11th- Art Alexakis | Fargo Theatre | Fargo, ND

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June 12th- Mac DeMarco | The Pavillion at Toyota Music Factory | Irvine, TX

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June 15th- The Offspring | Midtown Ballroom | Bend, OR

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June 16th-  Rosanne Cash | Ryman Auditorium | Boston, MA

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June 15th- Tom Morello | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre | Tinley Park, IL

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June 18th- Death Cab For Cutie | The Masonic | Detroit, MI

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May 29, 2019:

NEW MERCH: In Music We Trust Collection

Rep your love for Sweet Relief this 4th of July season with our In Music We Trust Collection! With designs featuring the “Guitar Flag,” and “Patriotic Pick” on t-shirts, racerback tank tops, drawstring bags, and beach towel!

 

Buy early to take advantage of these very special discounts!

May 28-31 30% OFF!
Jun 1-10 25% OFF!
Jun 11-20 20% OFF!
Jun 21-Jul 4th 10% OFF!
**Discount only applies to items in our “In Music We Trust” collection **

 

What we earn with every purchase will be used towards helping musicians in need 🙏. These designs were created & donated to us by Gussie Antell. Follow her work @gussssie via Instagram.

 

 

May 28, 2019:

Meet George Thorogood and win a LTD Signed Guitar

Just added to our Charitybuzz page! Bid to win the chance for you and a guest to meet George Thorogood with 2 Guest List tickets to the show of your choice! You’ll also win a LIMITED EDITION George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit guitar signed and personalized to the name of your choice by George himself! 

For tour dates, click HERE.

Introducing the BRAND NEW Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit Featuring ProBuckerTM P-90s, WilkinsonTM Deluxe Tuners, Hard Case, and more! Debuting May 28th, the Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit is the premier Epiphone signature model by blues legend George Thorogood and pays tribute to Thorogood’s prized original. Featuring a vintage-inspired ES-125 hollow body archtop in a Bone White finish with removable “Cobra” sticker, new ProBuckerTM P-90 single-coil pickups, a hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity, Custom Hard Case with “Snake-Skin” handle, WilkinsonTM Deluxe Tuners, and more! Like all Epiphones, the new Ltd. Ed. George Thorogood “White Fang” ES-125TDC Outfit comes with rock solid hardware including WilkinsonTM Deluxe “3-in-a-line” machine heads with Ivory buttons, an Epiphone Heavy Duty ¼” Output Jack, a nickel Traditional “Diamond” Trapeze Tailpiece that is secured to the top to reduce feedback (just like George’s), and an easily adjustable Pau Ferro Floating bridge. A hand-signed Certificate of Authenticity in a Presentation Binder is included along with a custom Hard Case with an imitation “Snake-Skin” handle.

 

May 17, 2019:

Ann Arbor Blues Festival & Sweet Relief

 

We’re so excited to announce our partnership with the Ann Arbor Blues Festival! $1 from each ticket sold will be donated to Sweet Relief 🙏

Ann Arbor Blues Festival is proud to announce its lineup for the 2019 edition of the iconic music festival, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The festival will take place from Friday, August 16th – Sunday, August 18th at the Washtenaw Farm Council Fairgrounds. Complete info and tickets at www.A2BluesFestival.com.

Get your pre-sale tickets now with promo code FIRST1

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