HEART & SOUL MUSIC STROLL returns for its sixth encore Saturday, June 9th, to the Sugar House neighborhood at 1530 E 2700 S, from 3 p.m. to dusk.
The other day my sister and I were helping a dear friend in California, Helen, to get settled in a memory care facility. Helen doesn’t have any family to look out for her—no husband, siblings or children. She was confused and afraid and we were feeling stressed seeing her and how agitated she was about it. I told my sister I would bring my guitar and would get Helen to sing her favorite song (and one of mine).
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.
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.
Why Contribute to Heart & Soul?
As a small, local non-profit organization, Heart & Soul quickly translates even the smallest donation into benefits for people in your community.
Real People: Heart & Soul serves moms, dads, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, neighbors and friends who often live isolated and monotonous lives.
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.