by Adelie Salagnac
At That Music Mag, we love to share amazing, fun events with you, while spreading out the word about great causes. Once again, we’re doing that and we are very excited to tell you all about the 2nd Annual Dan’s Voice Loud and Clear Music Festival, happening this Sunday, June 5th at the Ardmore Music All.
For those of you who might not be aware of what Dan’s Voice is, let’s play catch-up. Dan’s Voice is a memorial fund for the treatment and research of head and neck cancer, founded to honor the memory of Dan Rich, a loving husband, father, entrepreneur, coach and musician. He lost his voice, and ultimately his life, to laryngeal/esophageal cancer. Her wife, Brenda Rich, founder, said “(he) suffered in silence and approached each day with a mentally strong attitude. (…) Cancer took many things from him but not his passion for living, and loving his family and friends. (…) When cancer took his ability to speak, I became his voice… Now his story is mine to tell.”
For the second time, Dan’s Voice is organizing its annual Loud and Clear music festival, with Beru Revue, as well as Ben Arnold, The Fractals, and Two Brothers, all coming together for a fun-filled evening. On a press release, Vaudevillian front man Bob Beru said: “Paul Reitano first contacted me about playing the show for his friend’s foundation, Dan’s Voice. The more we talked, the more synergy we discovered. In the early phase of the band, Beru lost out beloved bass played, Johnny Sacks to cancer. More recently our long time roadie and friend, Dave Potts, succumbed to the disease. So I was sensitive to Paul’s wanting to raise money and awareness in his friend’s name.”
Paul Reitano, tonsil cancer survivor, became highly invested in Dan’s Voice in 2014 and played a huge part in creating the Annual Loud and Clear Music Festival. On an interview with the Fox Chase Cancer Center, he said: “Dan Rich was a musician, and in the spirit of the name ‘Dan’s Voice,’ I thought, what better way to honor him than to get some unique voices and play loud and from the heart. The idea of getting some great bands together to play in a show was really honoring the spirit of the man, and it tied the event to the name.”
Tickets are only $24 in advance and $30 on the day of the show, and all proceeds will go directly to Dan’s Voice, and to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, to support treatment and research of head and neck cancer. Make sure to stop by the Ardmore Music Hall on Sunday for an evening filled with music, friends, and hope, and to sing your heart out, as loud as possible, for all those who lost their voice.
What: 2nd Annual Dan’s Voice Loud and Clear Music Festival
When: Sunday, June 5th 2016, doors at 4:30pm, show at 5:30pm
Where: Ardmore Music Hall, 23 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19002
How much: $24 advance, $30 day of show
Tickets and info available at http://www.ardmoremusic.com/event/1179991-beru-revue-miracle-spring-ardmore/
Please note this event is 21 and over.
Donations at http://www.dansvoice.org/donate.html