The Justin Veatch Fund in Yorktown Heights, which awards annual scholarships, sponsors open mic nights and summer music workshops, wants to engage established artists to help the next generation get recognized.
That’s why it is sponsoring its first concert to showcase new talent with the help of established artists who care about giving back and nurturing future stars. Internationally renowned violinist Daisy Jopling, now a resident of Peekskill, is performing in and producing our opening show which includes local teen talent.
The 50-minute show will be the opening act for headliner “Beyond the Wall”, the Pink Floyd cover band from Danbury, Conn. The idea behind the concert, which will be the first in a series, is to introduce some of the talented young musical artists that have passed through the doors of First Fridays Café open mic nights and The Justin Veatch Fund summer music workshops to the big stage.
WHEN: Friday, Sept. 16 at 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.
WHY: Raising money for The Justin Veatch Fund’s programs and Raising awareness of emerging teen talent.
Photos of Justin Veatch, above, Daisy Jopling, lower left, and Jeff Veatch, lower right, courtesy The Justin Veatch Fund