I Feed on Sound: Rocking Out to Feed the Hungry
Published on February 13, 2013 by arothstein
When Broadview University-Orem student Zeke Stevens and his Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU) classmates (Jon Allred, Kat Fechner, Vance Johnson, Molly Osteyee, Dylan Proesch, and Nathan Story) were asked to complete a service project, the music students decided to tap into their own interests by putting together a rock concert.
Cleverly named, “I Feed on Sound,” the event was widely promoted with the help of Zey Events and Big Fat Logos. Flyers, posters, and social media websites were used to spread the word about the upcoming event, piquing the interest of music lovers and those of us just wanting to have a good time in support of a good cause. All attendees were invited to donate nonperishable food items as part of admission.
On the evening of November 29, 2012, more than 100 people gathered at Kafeneio’s Coffeehouse in Salt Lake City to enjoy the live musical talents of local artists and donate to the cause. Fifteen artists and bands stole the show, performing on both acoustic and loud stages.
Acoustic artists included Rosemary Roller, Erika, Rueben Singleton, The Eventual Past, Silter, and John Clark.
Loud stage artists included Nathan Story, AtrophiA, Rooftop Bandits (pictured to the right), Grim & Reaper, Sarah B. Band, Good-E VS Konkwest (Chickenpox), Mu & Mo, Mode, and I Capture Castle.
The evening was a booming success for everyone involved. Even more rewarding was the fact that 114 pounds of food were collected for the Utah Food Bank. Zeke and his classmates had hoped that this event would encourage food donation—especially during the holiday season—and the outcome exceeded their expectations.
In a paper he wrote describing the event, Zeke says, “I feel it was a good experience for me and everyone in this project to help others. We all get so wrapped up in our own lives that we forget that other people in the world need help–even those in our own backyard. It shows that there are still good people willing to help. Plus it feels good to make people come together with music. Music can help change the world.”
There is no shortage of creativity among Broadview students when even a rock concert can set the stage for charity and goodwill in the community.
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