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Second Sunday at Stetson's

Sunday, December 10th at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This concert will be a benefit concert and food drive for the Florida Music Food Initiative (FMFI), and will feature the following award winning singer-songwriters from the FMFI CD's:
Paul Garfinkel, Mary Beth Campbell, Bear and Robert, Al Scortino, Ellen Bukstel, Emmett Carlisle 
Beluthahatchee Park
1523 State Road 13, St, Johns County, FL 32259
 

Performers  from the Florida Music Food Initiative, Inc. (FMFI) will be our featured artists in the 3rd annual special holiday benefit concert and food drive at the next Second Sunday at Stetson’s series. Award winning Singer-Songwriters Paul Garfinkel, Mary Beth Campbell, Bear and Robert, Al Scortino, Ellen Bukstel and Emmett Carlisle will be performing original songs from the two CD’s that the FMFI has produced.

The concert will be indoors on December 10, 2017 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Beluthahatchee Park, 1523 State Road 13,  where author, activist, Stetson Kennedy used to live.  Space is limited and reservations are required.  Please call (904) 206-8304 and leave a voice message. A $10 donation is recommended.  The park will open at 1 pm with tours of Stetson’s house and museum before and after the concert.  The park closes at 5 pm.

Each member of the audience is asked to bring one or more items of non-perishable food. The food will be donated to the Mandarin Food Bank, and CD sales and proceeds are split between Feeding Florida (formerly known as the Florida Association of Food Banks), and the Florida Coalition of the Homeless. Non-perishable pet food is welcome too, and will be donated to the Jacksonville Humane Society.

The FMFI was formed for the purpose of producing a collection of songs by Florida songwriters for CDs to generate funds in support of individuals and families experiencing hunger and homelessness here in Florida.  The organization has produced two CD’s of music toward this goal.

The first CD Am I My Brother’s Keeper? was released in 2012 and Stay Positive was released almost two years ago. Stay Positive “is full of positive inspiration, love, hope and encouragement” according to Paul Garfinkel. He goes on to say that the title “has so much meaning on so many levels; encouraging others to stay positive through difficult times and maintaining the positive works of FMFI in helping the hungry and homeless in Florida.” More information about FMFI can be found at http://www.floridamusicfoodinitiative.org/

Beluthahatchee was dedicated as the only National Literary Landmark honoring two writers.   Stetson Kennedy’s friend and folksinger Woody Guthrie wrote his autobiography Seeds of Man there.  Stetson Kennedy is the author of Palmetto Country, The Florida Slave, Southern Exposure, and Jim Crow Guide to the U.S.A.  and many others. 

Music and performers for the monthly series “Second Sunday’s at Stetson’s” will be in line with the causes of the Stetson Kennedy Foundation of human rights, social justice, environmental stewardship, and the preservation and growth of folk culture. http://stetsonkennedy.com

The concerts are sponsored by the Stetson Kennedy Foundation, The North Florida Folk Network (NFFN) and the St. Johns County Parks. 

Information on the North Florida Folk Network and future events can be found at www.nffolk.com