Philly musicians are stepping up to support a benefit concert on December 8 2021, put together by Tony Luke Jr. Tony is probably best known in Philadelphia for his cheesesteaks but he is also a musician and songwriter.
Two years ago he started a charity using the healing power of music. Recently he talked about the event in his life that led him to this. Hear about it below!
Because Tony is a musician and has a passion for music, he started to understand how healing music can be.
He’s not one to keep this healing to himself. There are so many others out there experiencing similar pain, Tony decided to start a charity. He reached out to Joe Nicolo, accomplished producer with Studio Four and Ruffhouse Records. They had worked together for years on Tony’s original music.
A new charity was born called Sound Mind Network. The mission? Inspire those struggling with addiction, mental health and trauma to use their personal passions as a creative-based recovery alternative.
A concert to raise awareness and funds is scheduled for Wednesday December 8th 2021 in South Philly at the 2300 Arena, 2300 South Swanson Street at 8pm. It will feature the very innovative, fun band called Johnny Showcase. They were on America’s Got Talent! Come see this very entertaining band play a set at this benefit concert. Also appearing will be David Uosikkinen, Chris Day, Trevor Gordan Hall, Brian Fitzy and Jessy Kyle, a jazz, soul artist who sings at Philadelphia sporting events like Sixers games. Tony Luke Jr and his band will also perform and there will be some surprises.
We hope to see you there. December 8 2021 for the Sound Mind Network showcase. Some of the show will be filmed for an upcoming episode of the tv series Wolf PAC that airs on Amazon. You can get tickets in advance at 2300 Arena website for $25 or buy your ticket at the door that night. Doors open at 7pm. Showcase begins at 8pm. For more information about the charity go to Sound Mind Network.
Cyndy Drue talks to Tony Luke Jr about the new charity and the concert – click on the play button below.