Pennies for Poverty to Host 5th Annual Music for Change to Raise Awareness and Funds


Saturday, November 4th, we host our fifth annual Music for Change: An Evening of Good Times and Good Tunes to Benefit our Neighbors in Need at the Elks Lodge in Newburyport.

The event features return engagements of both EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy and Liz Frame and the Kickers.  Bring your dancing shoes or enjoy the evening sitting at a reserved table with friends. It is sure to be a great time.


EJ and Liz at the 2016 Music for Change

Starting at 6:30 pm, the evening also offers a selection of small plates from local restaurants, live and silent auctions and a cash bar. Music begins at 6:45 pm and the last set concludes at 10 pm. Live auction at 8:30 pm. Don’t miss this community event!

Tickets ($30) and reserved tables for 8 ($240) are available in online (for no fee) at Tickets will be available at Dyno Records (Middle Street) in September.

You can also donate online to be a Patron of Music for Change ($100). Your name will be listed in the event program that is used by attendees to review auction items and learn more about the bands and local service organizations. Businesses can also buy program ads online. These transactions can be made online for no extra fee at, where you can also see photos from last year’s event.

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This year’s auction is HUGE. We will be previewing items on our Facebook Page.

Thank you to Gold Sponsors, the Institution for Savings and Leeward Charitable Foundation, and Silver SponsorNewburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation, to the  businesses and neighbors from Newburyport, West Newbury, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury, and Amesbury who have contributed generously to this event, and to the volunteers and musicians who make this all possible.



All proceeds from this event go directly to address urgent needs and underfunded programs at social service organizations that help those living in poverty in Newburyport and surrounding towns.

Remember how great last year was – while it lasted?  Here are a few photos: