Pennies for Poverty to Host 6th Annual Music for Change to Raise Awareness and Funds


Saturday, November 3rd we host our sixth 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 exciting new musical entertainment that will get you up and dancing. Check back on this page for the band announcement! And on November 3rd, bring your dancing shoes or enjoy the evening sitting at a reserved table with friends. It is sure to be a great time!     ]

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. Food served at 6:45 pm, live auction at 8:00 and live music at 8:30 pm. Don’t miss this community event!

Tickets and reserved tables for 8 will be available in online (for no fee). Tickets will be available at Dyno Records (Middle Street) and Greetings by Design (1 Rear Water Street) in September.

You will also be able to 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.

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

Thank you to last year’s 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 contributed generously to this event. We hope to see you back again this year!



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? Here are a few photos: