Pennies’ 7th Annual Music for Change Fundraiser


Saturday, November 2, 2019, from 6:00 – 9:30 pm

Elks Lodge, Newburyport, MA

Featuring a Return Engagement of

The Chicken Slacks!

The Chicken Slacks, the seven-piece R&B band that wowed the sold-out crowd and got people on their feet at last year’s Music for Change, returns! Inspired by the classic STAX and Muscle Shoals recordings of the ‘60s and ‘70s, The Chicken Slacks are known for energetic, non-stop soul and rhythm and blues skillfully arranged with a powerhouse vocalist and a charismatic emcee. Their return visit makes this annual fundraiser in support of ten local social service agencies a not-to-be-missed event!

Starting at 6:00, the Music for Change Fundraiser will offer a selection of small plates catered by our in-kind sponsor 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. 

This year’s silent and live auctions will feature some new twists. Indeed, something for everyone! Watch Facebook for previews of auction items.

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. Click here to purchase tickets:


Tickets will also be available for cash purchase at Dyno Records (1 Middle Street) or Greetings by Design (1 Rear Water Street) in Newburyport. A limited number of reserved 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 ($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. Plus you know your money goes directly to support neighbors in need.

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 social service organizations. A special “fund a need” part of the live auction will be designated for a singular use (to be announced) at one of the agencies.   

Special thanks to Platinum Sponsors, the  Institution for Savings and For the Love of Food and Drink (In-Kind), and Gold Sponsors, Leeward Charitable Foundation and Newburyport Bank. We look forward to seeing you on November 2nd!

Music and pics from The Chicken Slacks