Space Coast Jazz Festival Tropical Storm Fay Flood Benefit


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Space Coast Jazz Festival
Tropical Storm Fay Flood Benefit
Presented by WGRV The Groove

Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th
11:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M

Wickham Park Amphitheater
Melbourne, Florida

The effects of Tropical Storm Fay on August 20th, will be felt for a long time by the residents of 30 counties in Florida, all victims of the historical flooding that occurred in unprecedented areas.

Even though the storm had such a devastatingly huge emotional and economical impact on these communities, a positive side to the aftermath is brewing.

Fay has received National attention from dozens of celebrity Smooth Jazz Artists who have embraced the Florida coastlines Jazz radio station, WGRV The Groove, a station that has been nominated two consecutive years by Radio & Records for Station of the Year for their contribution to the Jazz industry.

These musicians saw Tropical Storm Fays devastation on the Melbourne area by watching CNNs live coverage. They began calling the radio station with concern, because many have performed here for WGRV The Grooves infamous Smooth Jazz Nights Out.

After an enormous response from artists across the nation offering to do a benefit concert to aid with the devastation, WGRV The Groove has created a Tropical Storm Fay Flood Relief Fund and teamed up with “Builders Care, a non-profit organization under the umbrella of the Home Builders and Contractors Association of Brevard. Builders Care members donate their time and expertise to help families in need of home repairs. Through this benefit, the Space Coast Jazz Festival will raise funds to purchase materials needed to conduct these repairs and benefit residents.

WGRV The Groove is now focusing their efforts to make this benefit festival the biggest music event of the year, a venture made possible by the generosity of the Nations Top Smooth Jazz Musicians.

Randy Bennett, Station Manager expresses his gratitude, We are deeply touched by the heartfelt generosity of all the musicians who have reached out to us. It makes WGRV The Groove very proud to be a part of the Smooth Jazz Industry. When we began receiving phone calls from so many of the artists showing their support, we knew that we had to find a way to bring all that positive energy together and let the world know that the Smooth Jazz community cares. Amazing things happen when people from all corners come together for a good cause.

Smooth Jazz Cares is the theme, evident by the number of Smooth Jazz musicians that have opened their hearts, offering to participate in this benefit. The response has been so overwhelming that what began as a one day festival has turned into an entire weekend event!

The Space Coast Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday October 25 & Sunday October 26, 2008 at the Wickham Park Amphitheater Melbourne, Florida.

This benefit will feature performances by National Smooth Jazz Recording Artists: Najee, Blake Aaron, Brian Simpson, Jeff Kashiwa, Nick Colionne, David Wells, Warren Hill, Dee Lucas, Earl Klugh, Greg Adams, Jackiem Joyner, Matt Marshak, Tim Bowman, Nils, Nelson Rangell, Michael Lington, Ken Navarro, Marion Meadows,Will Donato, and more surprise appearances.

This amazing talent line-up is bringing the entire Smooth Jazz Industry together in Melbourne to support this great cause. It will be a festival like no other, the biggest of its kind in Florida!

Sponsors for this event include WGRV The Groove, Space Coast Office of Tourism, Crowne Plaza Melbourne Oceanfront, Brighthouse Networks, Vero Beach Fashion Outlets, Best Buy Stores, PIP Printing Palm Bay, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Center Stage Events, and Ace of Hearts Disc Jockey Services.

Tickets are $25 per person each day for General Admission. General Admission ticket prices will increase on day of event at the gate.

Children 12 & under FREE. The festival features a Kids Zone with inflatable bounce houses.

VIP (advance tickets only) available for $75 per person each day and include lunch and dinner.

The Space Coast Jazz Festival Committee hopes that just as the artists have embraced the community, the residents, whether jazz lovers or not will return the gratitude by attending and supporting this cause. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Tropical Storm Fay Flood Relief Fund. The money raised will help local residents make repairs and help rebuild the lives of those affected by Tropical Storm Fay.

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