Music for Seniors Celebrates 10 Years with Inaugural Benefit on December 9

Saturday’s supposed to be cold, but here’s an event that’ll warm your heart. Music for Seniors invites the public to join them as they, along with their Musician Partners, board, friends and supporters celebrate 10 years of “Sharing live music, lighting up lives!” In honor of this anniversary and the holiday season, they will host Lighting Up Lives! on December 9 at 3rd & Lindsley Bar and Grill (818 Third Avenue South).

The celebration will include performances by Grammy-award winning artist and Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy, along with John England, the Ukedelics, Richard Griffin and more. In addition to a concert, the inaugural recipient of the Lois and Gilbert Fox award will be announced. The Lois and Gilbert Fox Achievement Award was established to recognize the Foxes’ commitment to Music for Seniors, their lifetime of service to the community and their civic leadership.

Gilbert Fox stated, “While my wife Lois was in the latter stages of Alzheimer’s showing no responses, when Sarah sang, Lois smiled. Some achievement!”

Doors open at 1:00 p.m. with live music from 2 :30–4:00 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and VIP packages are $100 and include a 4-top reserved table with best-in-house seating, four drink tickets. Tickets are available at Parties larger than four are encouraged to contact  Rickey Chick, development director at

Music for Seniors, a 501(c)3 nonprofit performing arts organization, connects area musicians with older adults through live music programs designed to engage, entertain and educate seniors—promoting health and well-being, reducing isolation and enriching the lives of all participants. Founded in 2007 by Sarah McConnell, who now serves as executive director, the organization enlists over 200 musicians, including youth and seniors. Three distinct programs feature a wide variety of genres and focus on the preferences, tastes and unique needs of senior participants. Programming includes outreach to groups in nursing homes, residence communities, dementia care providers and others; a free daytime concert series, which is open to the public; and live performance learning labs that offer group lessons in ukulele and percussive arts led by qualified teaching artists. Music for Seniors’ programs reach 24,000 audience members yearly.

 To learn more about Music for Seniors, visit

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