Pennies’ Seventh Annual Music for Change Fundraiser


Saturday, November 2, 2018 from 6:00 – 9:30 pm at the Elks Lodge, Newburyport, MA

Music by The Chicken Slacks

The Chicken Slacks, a seven-piece R&B band inspired by the classic STAX and Muscle Shoals recordings of the ‘60s and ‘70s, returns to Newburyport after last year’s sold-out event. The Chicken Slacks are known for energetic, non-stop soul and rhythm and blues skillfully arranged with a powerhouse vocalist and a charismatic emcee.This annual fundraiser brings together the greater Newburyport community to support unmet needs of local social service agencies. Save the date. More details to follow!

Starting at 6:00, the Music for Change Fundraiser will offer a selection of small plates catered by For the Love of Food and Drink. 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. 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 will be available online in July. They will also be available for purchase at Dyno Records or Greetings by Design (1 Rear Water Street). A limited number oreserved tables will be 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. 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 last year’s Platinum Sponsors, the  Institution for Savings and For the Love of Food and Drink (In-Kind)Gold Sponsors, Leeward Charitable Foundation and Newburyport Bank, 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 2nd!

Music and pics from The Chicken Slacks