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If you are running in the PITTSBURGH MARATHON this May 2015, in any of the races, we would love for you to join our "Music Smiles" team and help raise monies for us to take live music to our area hospitals!
This year we are a contributing charity member of the Marathon, which is using CrowdRise as its platform for donations. You can also be a donor to our campaign or help a runner raise funding for us.
Please go to the link below to get the information for joining our team or becoming a donor supporter--it is your invitation to join our team!
Music Miles for "Music Smiles"!!! Bring the hope of live music to our Pittsburgh area hospitals!!!
Click here to watch a sample of our events on YouTube
The Sonny Pugar Memorial, Inc. strengthens the region's cultural workforce and economy by ensuring a vibrant contemporary music scene. To further our mission, we underwrite live performance music therapy in local hospitals, sponsor showcases to spotlight original music and creative interpretation, and pursue opportunities that encourage a sense of community among local musicians.
In support of our mission, we:
- Educate the region on the importance of contemporary music in building a sense of community, in strengthening the social fabric, and in growing the economy.
Encourage musicians in their professional growth and in their
connections and contributions to the general community.
We believe that a strong contemporary music community helps expand a region's population, economy and cultural diversity.
The Memorial encourages the entire Pittsburgh community to recognize the musicians who affect their community in ways no
other artists can, yet have been truly "unsung." Culture doesn't always wear silk and pearls--sometimes it sports denim and metal.
We identify contemporary music as current grassroots: rock, blues, r&b, jazz, country, soul, pop, and all those genre both related and derivative.
Our vision of contemporary music is the song that both defines the current population and speaks to their memories.
Ever changing, it is the voice of the present day and a reminder of days not so long ago.