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JAM to Give | Braxton Family Values

15 Jul

The 8-week concert series of Cedar Hill Uptown Village continues this week as DFW saxophonist Tom Braxton returns to the stage. Last year he filled the Village Green with smooth jazzy sax sounds that had the crowd dancing and tapping their heels, and this year will be no different. Believe it or not, he taught my brother to play the saxophone when we were younger, so I know he’s a talented musician! With his new album, Endless Highway, now available in stores, Braxton instills those family values by giving to a charitable cause through his music. As it may not be the same exact values as Toni Braxton and her sisters, Tom Braxton (no relation to the VH1 reality stars) has managed to make a name for himself across the U.S. and most importantly the DFW Metroplex. By supporting the local non-profit Hope Mansion, Braxton can help you support a worthy cause and cool off at the end of the week with some quality live music.

Dallas Saxophonist Tom Braxon plays July 15

Found just last November, the Hope Mansion is a faith-based community partnership organization aimed at providing a support system for women in crisis with unplanned/unwanted pregnancies. Located right in Cedar Hill, Hope Mansion provides women support facilities for women in the metroplex should they choose to keep their child or place them up for adoption with limited availability in the entire metroplex as Elizabeth Homes and Grace Home were both recently closed. You can be a part of supporting the non-profit’s mission of practical support for mothers’ and their babies during a time of crisis by bringing toiletry items to Friday’s evening concert (July 15). Whether it’s toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, lotion, whatever, help make a difference in someone else’s life by providing just a small simple contribution. We, as a community, can make a difference and JAM to Give helps us do just that on a weekly basis. Join us at the Village Green once again for a live saxophone performance by one of Dallas’ best jazz musicians and support this concert for a cause that benefits the Hope Mansion.

The concert will be from 7-9pm so you have a little time to change and unwind after work. The kids can bring their swimsuits and beat the heat playing at the fountain in the meantime. This is the second to last concert of the Summer hosted by Uptown Village so catch it before July 22nd comes!

Concerts for a Cause | Free Friday Concerts at Fairview

14 Jul

What if I told you there’s yet another spot to catch Free concerts on a weekly basis? Well there is! If you are anywhere near The Village at Fairview on Fridays swing by for a great cause. Their “Concerts for a Cause” is a summer series that will last until August 19th. Partnering with nonprofit organizations, Concerts for a Cause attendees are asked to donate a specific item each week. It’s quite similar to Jam to Give but in a whole different area. Here’s the lineup for the 2011 Concerts for a Cause taking place EVERY Friday evening at The Grand Commons Stage at the Village Fountain from 6:00 – 8:00pm.

(From Now Through August)

July 15
Performing Band/Artist: Brandon Wayne and the Bushcreek Band
Music Genre: Country
Non-Profit: Cancer Support Community North Texas
Donation Item: Snack Foods (Crackers, Granola bars, Cookies, Chips, etc.)

Jazz Saxophonist Joseph Vincelli

July 22
Performing Band/Artist: The Roof Raisers
Music Genre: Party/Dance
NonProfit: The Purple Balloon Foundation
Donation Item: New Children’s Toys

July 29
Performing Band/Artist: Joseph Vincelli (saxophonist)
Music Genre: Jazz
NonProfit: Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America
Donation Item: TBD

August 5
Performing Band/Artist: Top
Music Genre: Party/Dance
NonProfit: The Samaritan Inn
Donation Item: Paper Goods

August 12
Performing Band/Artist: Buster Brown
Music Genre: Variety Band
NonProfit: Foundation for Lovejoy School
Donation Item: School Supplies

August 19
Performing Band/Artist: The Wonders
Music Genre: Variety Dance Band
NonProfit: Collin County Humane Society
Donation Item: Puppy food (Nutro Chicken & Rice or Purina Pro Plan)

Free Friday Summer Concerts at The Village at Fairview


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