A note from a fan-"What it's like to be a human again".

Back in June, we provided staff at Buckelew the opportunity to attend concerts at the following venues: the Mystic TheatreHopmonk Tavern, Green Music CenterWells Fargo Center, Kanbar Center and we received this note back from one inspired participant. This is exactly why we do what we do!

"Thank you so much for the tickets!  The events were so much fun; and they reminded me of what it's like to be a human again.  I work for a non-profit agency where I support people with mental illness to improve their quality of life.  I often talk about the benefit of having creativity, imagination, art, and music to improve people‚Äôs overall wellness at work; however I often neglect to practice what I preach.  So this was a wonderful opportunity to get out and feed my soul without worrying about the cost associated with the events.  Many of us in helping professions are often underpaid and overworked.  If we are not careful, the stress will affect not only ourselves, but the quality of work we perform and the community we serve.  I see the ripple effect of the burn out/compassion fatigue in our work more often than I would like.  So, the music tickets were not just a ticket for entertainment; but it was a fertilizer to help the community grow healthier.  Personally, I sure felt the difference in my energy level and up lifted mood after the weekend of fun activities.  Thank you, Live Music Lantern, very much for the thoughtful gifts! "

Spirit of Live Music

Spirit of Live Music

Music is the Universal Language in which we can all heal together.  It's not as much about the verbal discussion, it's about the collective energy that happens with music at live events.  Its a concentrated forum of magnificence.  We hi-five, hold hands, hug and cheer for the same artist.  We are one with the music and one with each other.  It's not simply the bass or the drums, it's the unity and strength we have together.  We inspire the artist, we inspire each other.  We are stars together.  We celebrate each other.  We are on stage together.

 Trombone Shorty @ Wells Fargo Center 09/19/'12(I'm in the front row!)-Photo By Will Bucquoy

Trombone Shorty @ Wells Fargo Center 09/19/'12(I'm in the front row!)-Photo By Will Bucquoy