MAMA CARES 1st Annual Mothers Day Weekend Fund Drive is This Weekend

Recent News 05 May 2016


MAMA CARES 1st Annual Mothers Day Weekend Fund Drive is This Weekend


If you are out on the town this Mother’s Day Weekend, and you are taking in some local entertainment, you may be asked to make a contribution to the MAMA Cares Jacy Ray Fund. Currently the Madison Area Music Association has coordinated with 37 music events in 28 venues over the weekend to raise awareness and funds.

MAMA Cares was formed last year to address the needs of local musicians and their families in times of strife. The fund will provide cash gifts to applicants who are requesting forms for catastrophic medical bills and certain other situations. There is lots of information on the MAMA Cares website.

MAMA Cares is striving to create an endowment fund and the Mothers Day Weekend Fund Drive will become an annual event.

Below is the list of venues and performers who are slated to help with the cause. Please give if you can. Musicians are notoriously underinsured and MAMA Cares again illustrates what separates Madison from the pack when it comes to supporting local musicians.


1855 Tavern Sam Lyons May 6
Alchemy Cafe Grupo Balanca May 6
Alchemy Cafe Sortin the Mail May 7
Bayou Cajun Spice Band May 6
Bayou Sinners & Saints Shelly Faith May 7
Brink Lounge Tracy Jane Comer/Michael Bryant – Edi Ray y su Salsera May 6
Brink Lounge Moondance May 7
Buck & Honey’s Kevin Andrews – May 5 May 7
Buck & Honey’s Madison Malone May 7
Capital Brewery No Name String Band May 6
Cardinal Bar Tont Casteneda May 7
Chief’s Chuck Bayuk and the Drunken Sailors May 7
Club Tavern Cherry Pie May 6
Club Tavern Kings of Radio May 7
Come Back In Bill Roberts Trio May 7
Crystal Corner VO5 May 7
Frequency L.A. WITCH + LEVITATION ROOM w/ Vanishing Kids May 6
Frequency One Last Run (CD Release) May 7
High Noon Saloon North Country Drifters(early) Mad Rollin Dolls(late) May 7
High Noon Saloon The Apollo Affair May 8
Knuckledown Saloon Mad City Funk May 7
Lazy Oaf Honeyshot May 6
Liliana’s Restaurant Rand Moore Jazz Quartet May 6
Lucky’s Bar and Grill Country Wide Rocks May 7
Mickey’s Tavern Control, Nervous Curtains, Royal Station May 6
Mickey’s Tavern Ka-Boom! Box DJ Explosion May 7
Mother Fools Royal Jelly, Tin Can Diamonds May 7
Mr. Robert’s Chaos Revolution Theory, The Institution May 6
Mr. Robert’s Patchwork Monkey May 7
Red Rock Saloon Chasin Mason May 6
Red Zone Go Play God, Curbstomp, Stone Room May 6
Toffler’s Mascot Theory May 7
Tuvalu Coffeehouse & Gallery sonwriter showcase May 6
Willy Street Pub & Grill/The Wisco Against the Grain, Brainerd, Dos Males May 6
Willy Street Pub & Grill/The Wisco The Begowatts, Kelsey Miles Band, Sky Urchin May 7
Wisconsin Brewing Co. the string benders May 6


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Rick Tvedt

Rick is publisher of Local Sounds Magazine, formerly Rick's Cafe, Wisconsin's Regional Music Newspaper. He is also the Executive Director for MAMA, Inc., a non-profit organization that produces the Madison Area Music Awards and raises funds to promote youth music programs.

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