Professional musicians could be considered some of the most fearless people in the world, as men and women who shun the 9-to-5 and choose to fully immerse themselves in music. However, this lifestyle does come with a price that can sometimes be pretty heavy. As professional musicians age, they sometimes lack the ways and means of securing funds for medical procedures and dire financial emergencies. Some local musicians and music enthusiasts have recognized similar situations in our scene. As a response, the Musician’s Brotherhood is forming to lend financial assistance for local musicians in need.
To kick off the establishment of this philanthropic organization, The Blues Tavern is hosting the first ever Musicians for Musicians concert. Starting at noon (and lasting past midnight) on Sunday, Nov. 9, 15 local bands will grace the stage to help raise the initial funds for the Musician’s Brotherhood. The final lineup is unknown, but organizers are hoping to provide at least 12 hours of live music. In true Mobile benefit fashion, items will be raffled and hot plates will be served. Admission to this show is free, but donations will be gladly accepted.
Good tidings to you, wherever you are
Several issues ago, Lagniappe readers learned that Trace Adkins would be bringing his Christmas celebration to the Azalea City. Now, Aaron Neville will bring his “Christmas with Aaron Neville” show to The Conference Center at The Wharf on Wednesday, Dec. 3. The concert will serve as the opening party for a series of “Coastal Christmas” events. Organized by the Coastal Alabama Business Chamber, Coastal Christmas promotes Orange Beach as an option for holiday travel.
STOAGS headline latest GlowRage
GlowRage is returning to Mobile Satuday, Nov. 15 at the Soul Kitchen. The traveling dance party has turned into a Gulf Coast phenomenon. However, the GlowRage tour has grown beyond the region with recent dates in Arkansas and Tennessee. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed in the brightest whites. As the bass drops, the crowd is enveloped in black lights and fluorescent paint.
GlowRage will once again bring a cavalcade of EDM aficionados. National touring artist STOAGS will once again break beats for the crowd. This show will also feature local support from DJs such as Wermzer, St. Pete the Beatman and Cameron Hardison. This lineup is guaranteed to optimize the already unique experience that GlowRage creates. Tickets are on sale now through Soul Kitchen’s website and through Ticket Fly.