The SJMF is thrilled to announce that the benefit concert, “Ward-Stock” on Saturday, December 8, 2007 surpassed all expectations.
Several times during the day, people were being turned away because we were already at legal capacity and the hosting venue, Last Call, documented that they had the highest sales in the history of the club.
The money raised for the Ward family to help support the financial strain of their sudden loss, was beyond all expectations.
Our sincere thanks to the volunteer participation of nearly every band in our area, the support of music critic, Blake Hannon at the St. Joseph News Press, Dave Ledden of Kansas City radio stations, KYYS, The Buzz and The Rock, the event venue, Last Call Bar and Grill and our many sponsors (cf. below) who helped make this one of the most successful events in the musical history of St. Joseph.
We feel confident that this unbelievable response and support of the Foundation activities will continue to grow throughout St. Joseph and our branch divisions that are already underway in California, Oregon, Arizona and France.
In the words of Dave Ledden of Entercom (owner of the three Kansas City radio stations) “…this is an incredible example of musicians taking care of their own… one entrance fee, 13 bands, two stages and one cause…”
Thank you for being a part of this tremendous success and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!
The St. Joseph Music Foundation
Board of Directors