Over 100 people came out to the Mill to support the Domestic Violence Intervention Program and the Rape Victim Advocacy Program last Sunday in less than ideal weather. Between the gate, raffle, silent auction, and pledge cards, about $2000 was raised to help keep the phone consulting service operating for families in need. It was a pleasure playing along with Two Bit Maniac who were outstanding. Another fun event for a great cause. Thanks to all who attended and helped with the organization of the benefit.
MUSIC WITH A MISSION!
.......to our Iowa City-based band "HomeBrewed". We are having a blast playing Rockabilly, Rock and Blues for receptive crowds to whom we are indebted for their support. Having fun is key as we play tunes from the likes of Johnny Cash, Elvis, Stray Cats, Keb Mo, LIttle Walter, Queen, George Thorogood, Eric Clapton, Sonny Boy Williamson and Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. We love all kinds of music, thus we have chosen to play music that goes back to the intersection of blues, gospel and country and play the songs that led to rock and rock and roll. We use our music to also give back for all of the blessings we have had in life and play primarily for fundraisers for charitable organizations. Please let us know if you have a fundraiser in the Iowa City area that would benefit from having live music.
Catholic Worker House Dinner Concert Benefit
May 1 is the 2nd anniversary of the Iowa City Catholic Worker House and the 85th anniversary of Dorothy Day's Catholic Worker Movement. Please join us on Sunday, April 29 at 4:00 for a "Feast of St. Joseph the Worker" party and fundraiser to celebrate! Music by HomeBrewed rockabilly blues band. Keynote speech "From Union Square to Heaven: Dorothy Day and Why She Still Matters" by University of St. Thomas professor Anne Klejment. Food and music will be from 4:00-6:30 pm in the Saint Patrick Church Hall. Program at 5pm. Suggested donation is $10 per person, $5 for kids under 12. Dinner includes beef, chicken and veggie fajitas, sides, dessert and drinks. Pray, eat, jam to music, and make merry. Proceeds will go toward repairing and painting the exterior of the Iowa City Catholic Worker House of Hospitality that will cost ($12,000). The CWH provides emergency housing for the homeless, food for the hungry, and community for all those in need. Co-sponsored by the Catholic Worker House, Home Brewed, and Saint Patrick Parish. Happy May Day and God bless the poor!