On December 1, FMC and Sweet Home New Orleans invite you to join Mike Mills of R.E.M. at a Washington, DC house party to aid one of the Big Easy’s most beloved musicians, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson. There are a limited number of tickets available to this private event; for info on how you could attend, e-mail hopeforhome [at] futureofmusic [dot] org.
"Hope for Home" is being organized to support the rebuilding and relocation effort for the thousands of New Orleans’ musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina, including Al Johnson. The event, which takes place on Saturday, December 1, is co-hosted by FMC, Mike Mills of R.E.M., Michael Petricone and Eric and Sharapat Kessler, who have graciously opened their home for the occasion. Johnson and Mills will perform — exciting, we know! Minimum donation is $200 per person, with 100% of proceeds going to the beneficiaries. All contributions are tax-deductible.
In addition to the performances and excellent food, attendees will have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind signed material from R.E.M. and Pearl Jam.
Stay tuned for posts on Al Johnson, Sweet Home New Orleans and R.E.M., as we gear up for this worthy event.