Thursday, March 22, 2007

"Music for the Mountain" Concert - March 23-25

Hey, everybody.

Things are really looking up for this weekend's..IN DOOR....."Music for the Mountain" 3-day benefit concert, dance, art show and food event at the Mineral Events Center in Mineral, WA, near the foot of Mt. Rainier, from March 23rd, 24th and 25th...

This is a Grass Roots event.

We are now featuring two stages with over 25 bands, more than 100 musicians, a Mt. Rainier all-star mega jam session (that only a Mountain like Mt. Rainier could inspire), several artists, photographers, dozens of volunteers and even some clowns, who are all donating their time and talent for this worthy cause. This event will be recorded and filmed, as well.

We will have great raffle and auction items donated by the likes of The Seattle Seahawks, which includes an autographed pair of (NFL MVP) Shaun Alexander's Football Pants (That's right, ladies!!) and an autographed NFL Football signed by Walter Jones.

Ted Brown Music in Tacoma has donated a beautiful Black Jackson Blues Guitar (as seen on KOMO news 4 yesterday, March 20th). This guitar will be signed by every musician that performs at "Music for the Mountain" during all 3 days.

The guitar will be a raffle item that requires only a $1.00 raffle ticket to win. It will be presented to the winner on Sunday, March 25th, during the Mt. Rainier all-star mega jam.

Artist and actor Teddy Haggerty will be in attendance all 3 days working on a 3-day/3-part 6' x 18' interactive Mt. Rainier theme mural, with the audience contributing throughout the weekend. This mural, which will be auctioned off at the end of the weekend, will include paint made from original mud from Woodstock off of Teddy's sandals that he wore at Woodstock in 1969 (also a 3-day event), mixed in with ground-up stone from Salvador Dali's beach in Spain. (This is a true story; we couldn't make something like this up. This is the way Teddy Haggerty thinks and works.

Also, award-winning graphic artist and blues photographer Phil Chesnut has donated some original art work of Johnny Winter, recently signed by Johnny Winter himself. [Coincidentally, Johnny will be playing in Ottawa this Saturday, March 24, at the Bronson Centre - for a mere $36 - D.D.]

Jef Jaisun, recent recipient of the national award from Blues Foundation ( for "Keeping the Blues alive", has donated a superb action photo of Blues great Shemekia Copeland.

Many local businesses have also donated gift certificates for goods and services. Some of them are listed on the web site,

Some of the great bands in attendance, like "Knee Deep" from Seattle, (, are even putting up their whole band for a raffle for a future 3-hour show.

So many creative ways and ideas for raffle and auction items have been presented by musicians, artists, music fans and local businesses that this is sure to be a one-of-a-kind fundraiser and benefit concert.

You can read more about the cause and line-up at and also purchase tickets, make tax free donations, pledge any amount, donate raffle or auction items, reserve area lodging, arrange to camp at the site, bring an RV, or you can still sign up to volunteer as well. There will be superb 5-star food in addition to wine, beer and soft drinks available, served by and from the famous Copper Creek Inn near Mt. Rainier. (

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are available each day. There are hot, indoor showers onsite available all weekend long. If you want to donate a raffle or auction item and you can't make it to the event this weekend, you can bring it by Jazzbones (in Tacoma) tonight, March 21st, at the Jam session and present it to me, Randy Oxford. We hope to see you all out this weekend in beautiful Mineral, WA.

The Mountain has always been there for us and now the mountain needs our help.


Everyone involved with Music for The Mountain

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