Monthly Archives: June 2018

When Music & Community Meet

Written by: Connor Moore

Photo From: mambybeach.com

History has shown that when music and social causes come together to promote positivity and change, the two pack a powerful punch. And with everything that has occurred not only here in the United States, but also the world, the time is now for the two to come together and begin to light the beacon signifying togetherness and hope.

Once again, enter Mamby on the Beach.

This year’s edition of the festival will feature their new Community Center and Stage, which will highlight diverse forms of performing as well as shining a light on non-profits that shine a light on the aforementioned positivity and change.

From the Mamby on the Beach website regarding the Community Center:

As a festival, Mamby celebrates all things that make Chicago great and its patchwork of neighborhoods are a key element to that greatness. In Bronzeville and Hyde Park, Mamby has been welcomed by two of our city’s most culturally diverse communities and rich with music, spoken word, and performing arts. They also happen to be home to numerous socially conscious non-profits that are dedicated to affecting positive social change in our hometown and beyond.

Our Community Center is a chance to recognize and elevate these causes, bring festival attendees into our community, and inspire people to get involved on a local level in their own neighborhoods.

Performances that have already been confirmed consist of Young Chicago Authors, Final Alert Dance Team, Dyett High School and so on. In addition, these are some of the confirmed non-profits that will be at Mamby, as well as their respective websites if you want to learn more:

  • OurMusicMyBody: https://www.rapevictimadvocates.org/get-involved/ourmusicmybody/
  • M.U.R.A.L: http://www.lupefiascofoundation.org/
  • Mothers Against Senseless Killings: http://ontheblock.org/
  • LeadersUp: https://leadersup.org/

To learn more about Mamby’s Community Center and who will be there, check out https://www.mambybeach.com/news/community-center-and-stage.

Also, be sure to check back here for more on the Mamby experience, as 91.7 The Edge will be attending both days of the festival!