Music On The Water Raises Over $100,000
The Moondoggies headlined last night at Esther Simplot Park as hundreds gathered for free music and an amazing time at this years Music On The Water.
The concert, which is put on by locally owned company, Name Brand , is an annual summer celebration that benefits a local organization. ALL profits are donated. It's the company's way of giving back and certainly the community enjoys it. Make-A-Wish of Idaho was again this year the organization receiving funds that so many community members donated to. I was blown away by how many willingly chipped in as we sent some buckets around just before the headliner took the stage. In a matter of seconds, a few hundred dollars were raised JUST from that alone.
Some questionable weather that lasted all of about 5-minutes didn't hinder the fun, as The Moondoggies played for about an hour and a half on the main stage and entertained a crowd that had been waiting for that performance with local beers in hand all afternoon. As I took off about half way through their performance, Make-A-Wish of Idaho had raised $113,000 from Music On The Water and was approaching a total even higher! Clearly, the event was a great success.
This was my second year emceeing Music On The Water and I'm continually blown away by both the dedication of the team at Name Brand Promotions that puts this thing on and the good folks at Make-A-Wish that do so much for kids and families facing some really intense, uphill health battles. It's not often you see a CEO and Co-Founder like Kevin Felgate and Rhys Bowen running around getting their hands dirty and putting on a concert. Hats off to everyone involved.
To learn more about the event, click HERE.