Give A Jam 2013

You don’t want to miss the THIRD annual “Give-A-Jam to End Homelessness.” On December 19, 2013 from 6-11 p.m. at the Clifton Center, local musicians, actors, poets, artists, chefs, and business owners will donate their talents to show their commitment to ending homelessness in our community. For only $10, you can see the cream of the crop of the Louisville music scene (The Bibelhauser Brothers, Steve Cooley, Tyrone Cotton, Dick Sisto, John Gage, Hound of the Buskervilles, Will King, Justin Paul Lewis, Marta Miranda, the Clif-Tones and Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg) in a one-of-a-kind jam with no boundaries. Go ahead and splurge for the $20 ticket and you’ll have $12 in coupons to spend on food and drink when you arrive. You’ll get short sets of everything from bluegrass ballads and jazz standards to poetry slams. Another highlight of the evening will be the soups and stews made by a who’s who of Louisville chefs (Amici, Bistro 1860, Bucks’s, Eiderdown, Harvest, Relish and Wiltshire Pantry) available for sale with all proceeds going to the Coalition. A cash bar and silent auction from local businesses and artists will also be available.

Everything associated with the event, from the sound equipment to the artists using it to the stage they’re playing on is being donated, so the proceeds can all go to The Coalition for the Homeless. The funds will be used toward the cost of moving someone living on the streets of Louisville into a permanent, safe, subsidized apartment by the beginning of 2014. To date, we have helped 120 people make it into their own apartment. Not many other activities this fun give you an opportunity to make this kind of difference in someone’s life.

So, please, buy your ticket and get one for a friend. Even if you can’t attend, consider your purchase a donation and know you are making a difference this holiday season. To buy tickets, go to and click on the “Buy Tickets” button. Tickets are also available by calling the Coalition for the Homeless at 636-9550 x 11 or by visiting Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue. Don’t miss your chance. It won’t be around for another year!!!!