On Monday and Tuesday, December 12th & 13th, Rams Head On Stage hosted the 18th Annual Annapolis Christmas Fundraising Concerts to benefit the local organization, Annapolis Musicians Fund For Musicians (AMFM). And what a great couple of nights for all involved!
AMFM is a non-profit organization that was created to provide temporary financial relief to professional Annapolis musicians who cannot work due to sickness, injury, or any other circumstance leaving them unable to perform. This fund acts as an emergency relief fund for lost income. Additionally, AMFM provides scholarships for young Annapolis musicians through the Tim King Scholarship Fund.
“Eighteen years ago, nobody involved with the first show imagined what the Christmas show would become: the financial cornerstone for the development of AMFM, a catalyst for building a wonderful community – for not only the local musicians, but for the audience as well – and a beautiful, Annapolis Holiday tradition. We are all very proud to be a part of it,” says Matt McConville, President of the organization.
As proud sponsor hosts of these wonderful shows, Rams Head is excited to announce that thanks to the hard work of the organizers, (Matt McConville, Sean O’Neill, PJ Thomas, to name a few), along with the generosity of close to 100 incredibly talented musicians donating their time and talent as part of 30 different acts spanning over two night, these shows raised nearly $20,000 for this worthy cause.
Matt McConville would also like to thank Garrett Park Guitars for their donation of two guitars: a Fender acoustic guitar and an electric guitar that were auctioned for the cause.
Rams Head and AMFM would like to thank the following bands and artists that contributed:
Meg Murray and Bryan Ewald, Angie Miller, Sweet Leda, East is East, Dave Glaser, Naked Blue, The Geckos, Dean Rosenthal with Gary Wright & Leah Weiss and the Basement Band, Doug Segree, The Bay Jazz Project, The Sounds of Joshua Community Praise Choir, Dublin 5, The Naptown Brass Band, Swampcandy, Unified Jazz Ensemble, Dan Haas, The Hypnotic Panties, Higher Hands, Timmie Metz Band, The Annapolis Vocal Corp, Michael K, PJ Thomas, Dave Majerowicz, Ben Grant, Angela Charles & Jimi HaHa.
See you next year at “An Annapolis Christmas”!