Music for Change with the Selig Bros and Mindy Simmons at Fogartyville in Sarasota, FL
Len Seligman is a co-organizer of the Face the Music Collective, which is dedicated to using music for progressive change in the run up to the 2020 elections.
This concert is being held on February 17th to help make people aware that February 18th is the last day to register to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary in Florida. More than 100 million people who were eligible, didn’t vote in the US 2016 presidential election. Too often, people don’t understand how politics affects their lives, or if they do, they feel they are either too busy, or too powerless, to make a difference. The more people that are involved, the more we can affect positive change.
The Selig Bros are a boundary-busting acoustic duo featuring brothers Len Seligman, an award-winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and Jon Seligman, a master of world and jazz percussion, composer, and member of the music faculty at McDaniel College. The Selig Bros perform inspiring original music with infectious rhythms and soulful instrumental interplay. Their range goes way beyond that of typical singer/songwriters, including elements of roots rock/Americana, folk, funk, jazz, blues, and Middle Eastern music. Their love for playing together and for each other shines through all their performances. For this show, they will be joined by popular Sarasota singer/songwriter Mindy Simmons and upright bassist JP Coley. The band will also back Mindy in a set of her own delightful and fun original music. The Music for Change Concert will take place at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center on Monday, February 17 at 7pm. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for the general public. Doors open at 6pm and food will be available at the Kumquat Kitchen.
The Face the Music Collective is a group of creative activists developing a guide to utilize performances to inspire individual action, one event at a time. Their aim is to integrate the current landscape of creative activism with social justice advocacy, to galvanize others to become involved in the democratic process.
WSLR/Fogartyville Community Media & Arts Center
525 Kumquat Court
Sarasota, FL 34236
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