I met Gene Sartain at Tenth East Senior Center, a facility that Heart & Soul performers visit regularly. He was accompanied by his Irish flute, a guitar, and a small, elderly dog named Rita who he had rescued. The three of us sat down, and surrounded by residents, we chatted about Heart & Soul, his travels, and what it means to give back.
What a riot. Our last performance at Canyon Rim Care Center through Heart & Soul was so full of joy and energy. All I could do beyond our collective singing was do nothing but smile.
Heart & Soul in partnership with the Imperial Neighborhood Park Association hosted its sixth annual Heart & Soul Music Stroll on June 10th this year. We featured 44 bands playing on lawns and porches to over 3,000 in attendance. This community activity of music on front porches is a great way to share our mission of the healing power of music with all of you.
Heart and Soul brings hope, healing and joy to 25,000 people each year by producing live shows for those in hospitals, nursing homes, and others.
May 27, 1945 ~ May 19, 2017
My memories of Hardin go way back to the Pub in Trolley Square and a loyal following of the Jordan River Uptown Band.
Music begins at 3 p.m. with the Stratford Street Big Band at Imperial Park at the corner of Atkin and Filmore Streets. 40 plus bands will be playing on lawns and porches along Filmore and Glenmare Streets from 4 - 7 p.m.. We’ll come back together at 7 p.m. at the Park Stage in Imperial Park, thank our generous volunteers, musicians, and sponsors for helping make this celebration of the healing power of music possible, and listen to JABOOM play Rock N’ Roll favorites until 8 PM sharp when we will announce our raffle prize winners.
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Our mission is as vital as ever, and a gift of any size can help bring live music and a caring community to our neighbors. Donations also help us engage hundreds of artists in vital community service. Support local musicians, isolated neighbors, and Heart & Soul with your donation today!
“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond” - Ray Charles
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