Poster for 6th Annual Music for Change6th Annual Music for Change Fundraiser

Don’t miss The Chicken Slacks on stage at Pennies for Poverty’s Music for Change Fundraiser on Saturday, November 3rd, at the Elks Lodge in Newburyport. The Chicken Slacks are known for energetic, non-stop soul and rhythm and blues skillfully arranged with a powerhouse vocalist and a charismatic emcee.

You won’t want to miss this rare Newburyport appearance of The Chicken Slacks. Based in Boston and holding a regular residency at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, they are a popular seven-piece R&B band inspired by the classic Stax, Motown and Muscle Shoals recordings of the ’60s and ’70s as well as funk classics and a few gems from New Orleans.

Starting at 6:30, the Music for Change Fundraiser offers a selection of small plates catered by For the Love of Food and Drink, based in Wells, ME and serving southern Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. They are known for their fresh local menus and unique style. You can expect an enticing array of small plates, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Plus they will cater a green event — all place settings will be composted after use.

You’ll find something for everyone at the large silent and live auctions. Preview auction items here! Enjoy a cash bar.  Bring your dancing shoes or take in the evening sitting at a reserved table with friends. It is sure to be a great time!

Don’t miss being part of this community event. Tickets ($35 now and $40 at the door) are available online at or may be purchased at Dyno Records or Greetings by Design (1 Rear Water Street). A limited number of reserved tables ($280 for table of 8) are available online. Gather your friends for an evening of fun and charitable support.

Get in the swing of this important fundraiser by becoming a Patron of Music for Change ($100). Your name will be listed in the event program that is carefully perused by attendees to review auction items and learn more about local service organizations. Businesses can also buy ads in the program ($125 to $500). All proceeds from this event go directly to address urgent needs and underfunded programs at local anti-poverty organizations. A special “fund a need” part of the live auction will be designated for emergency housing assistance.  

Thank you to this year’s Platinum Sponsors, the  Institution for Savings and For the Love of Food and Drink (In-Kind)Gold Sponsor, Leeward Charitable Foundation, and to the  businesses and neighbors from Newburyport, West Newbury, Newbury, Rowley, Salisbury, and Amesbury who contribute generously to this event. We look forward to seeing you on November 3rd!

Music and pics from The Chicken Slacks