Everyone Deserves Music is hosting its second fundraiser cover at Miami Marketta in June.
The charity, which focuses on getting registered music therapists into schools, is the brainchild of Dr Krista Talbot.
“I wouldn’t be involved in music therapy if I didn’t believe in its benefits,” she says.
“Studies show there are countless benefits including enhanced social interaction, communication skills, behaviour initiation, social adaptation and improved quality of parent-child relationships.
“It is incredibly difficult for Music Therapists to get funding to run their programs in schools and we are here to facilitate that process so they can concentrate on making music and helping these kids.”
Last year’s event raised over $17,000 and supported 150 children in music therapy programs, numbers that Krista hopes to top this year.
“This year we have made [the event] more child friendly, it is in the school holidays, we have two kid’s artists and face painting and giant board games,” she explains.
“We then have our two local bands for the adults.”
Gold Coast scene favourites Leopold’s Treat and Hussy Hicks are the two bands who will be treating lucky ticket holders to an evening of awesome tunes.
Experimental folk trio Leopold’s Treat have had a huge couple of years. Following their 2016 Emerging Artists of the Year win at the Gold Coast Music Awards they have hit up the Busker’s Stage at Bluesfest and released a live track EP.
2016 Artist of the Year Hussy Hicks never seem to stop touring the world, so it’s especially exciting for hometown fans to have them back on the Gold Coast. Be sure to catch the incredible soul sisters on their home turf before they head off again!
There will be tapas and a bar available on the night. The venue is being donated for the event.
The Everyone Deserves Music fundraiser will be held at Miami Marketta on Wednesday 28 June.