Pennies for Poverty Hosts Music for Change to Raise Awareness and Funds

This Saturday, November 5, we host our fourth 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 a return engagement of of EJ Ouellette and Crazy Maggy.  EJ Ouellette takes listeners on a wild ride each time he performs. Leading his band, Crazy Maggy, the guitar journeyman and fiddle master demonstrates creativity and passion with original songs and fiddle-driven rock tunes. Ouellette jumps genres easily merging rock, pop, reggae, roadhouse, jazz, Celtic and Appalachian feels. Bring your dancing shoes!

Liz Frame and the Kickers opens the event with their honest, unbridled Americana. It is rootsy, rocky and righteous music for all people. Some critics have compared Liz’s singing to Patsy Cline and Linda Ronstadt, while others have noted similarities in her songwriting to the work of Dolly Parton and Lucinda Williams. It is sure to be a great show!

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 ($25 in advance, $30 at the door) are available online at or at Dyno Records (Middle Street).  Reserved tables for 8 can be purchased online for $200.

This year’s auction is HUGE. Here is a preview of auction items that will tempt and excite the shopper in you.

Thank you to our Lead Sponsor, the Institution for Savings, Gold Sponsor, the Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, to the  businesses and neighbors from Newburyport, West Newbury, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury, and Amesbury who have contributed generously to the auction and food selection, 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.

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