Sound check at recent Veterans Appreciation Concert - Cornish, NH
On Friday evening, April 30th, 2010, I was driving from Murfreesboro to Franklin, TN for a guitar show. Half-way there, I had to stop and turn around; it was raining so hard, water was pooling on the highway. It happened fast. I plowed my way home through sheets of rain and standing water and didn't leave again for days. It was the start of "1000-year" flooding in the Nashville area. It was a historic two-day rain event, bringing nearly 20 inches of rain, affecting 30 Middle Tennessee counties.
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Texas. The numbers are daunting, the damage hard to conceive and the stories just beginning. I wrote a song about the Nashville flood the weekend it was happening as Tennesseans came together to help each other like I've seen Texans doing. "The waters may rise, but their spirits won't wash away." - There are many ways to show support. Here's a quick link to the American Red Cross' Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief & Donations page: American Red Cross
In this Issue:
- Summer Extenders! Music-Party Cruises, including a benefit for United Farmer Veterans of Maine
- An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music concert event
- Road Trips 2018
- Upcoming Shows
On Friday and Saturday, September 8th and 9th, the Band will be performing aboard the Bay Mist as we celebrate the end of summer with two music-party cruises around Casco Bay off Portland, Maine. Hope you can join us!
Friday, September 8th is a very special cruise event. Please note special time: 6-9 pm!
United Farmer Veterans of Maine is a grass-roots organization working to make a difference for at-risk veterans. Comprising a network of 250 veteran-owned farms, UFVM works to give veterans a home and valuable skills in agriculture that can lead to a career, helping them, at the same time, contribute to one of Maine’s quickest-growing small business areas - farming.
UFVM’s “22 2X4 Cottage Project” is raising money from small donations to build 300 cottages on farms in Maine. Each cottage, constructed entirely with volunteer labor, can be built for $5,000 of materials, and will provide a home to a veteran in need.
The cottage program provides more than an alternative to shelters for homeless vets — it offers room to heal. “A lot of veterans, especially if they’re homeless, have never had a place to call their own,” says Jerry Ireland, farmer, Army veteran, and CEO/President of UFVM. “And if they’re going through struggles related to their experiences in the service, having your own space and time to work through it can make a huge difference."
Tickets for the cruise are $25 and every dollar goes to UFVM. I'm very proud to be working with the Cape Elizabeth Class of ‘87 on this great event to raise money for United Farmer Veterans of Maine. It's a 21+ cruise with cash bar. Anyone can buy tickets, so please let friends and family know! Tickets for this cruise are only available through this ticket link: BENEFIT CRUISE You can also access the link from the Don Campbell Band website's schedule page.
Saturday, September 9th will be a traditional party-music cruise, from 7-10 pm with tickets sold at Casco Bay Lines ticket counter or at www.cascobaylines.com ($17 adv/$20 day of cruise). Also a great night of music, views, dancing, cash bar.
An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music!
The six-piece band will perform an Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music on Saturday, October 21st at 8 pm at Jonathan's of Ogunquit! This show sold out early last year, so don't wait to reserve your seats! It's selling briskly again this year. Looking forward to a warm night and audience! Ticket info: CLICK HERE.
Road-Bound in 2018
Plans are in place for shows in Florida (February); Michigan/Illinois (April) and northern California (working out dates!) We are actively booking the four-piece band for Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music shows but are also available for Don Campbell Music shows, private parties or Veterans Appreciation concerts. If you are interested in information, please be in touch with Tonya Shevenell, 207-332-1261 email@example.com or Eddie Camolli at Hungry Ear Agency 207-333-0281 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org THANK YOU and SEE YOU 'ROUND THE STATES!
Upcoming Band Events
Friday, September 8th - 6-9 pm Music-party cruise to benefit United Farmer Veterans of Maine - Casco Bay Lines, Portland, ME. Tickets: click here
Saturday, September 9th- 7-10 pm Music-party cruise - Casco Bay Lines, Portland, ME Tickets: click here
Saturday, September 16th - 1:30-3 pm Trails End Music Festival, Millinocket, ME Info: www.trailsendfestival.org
Sunday, September 24th - 11 am (trio), Noon (band) - Cumberland Fair, Cumberland, ME www.cumberlandfair.com
Wednesday, September 27th - 6 pm - Cumberland Fair, Cumberland, ME
Sunday, October 8th - 2:30 pm - Center Sandwich Fair, NH
Saturday, October 14th - all day! Harvestfest, York Beach, ME
Saturday, October 21st - 8 pm - An Evening of Dan Fogelberg Music, Jonathan's of Ogunquit, Ogunquit ME
For more details, and trio and solo show listings, visit www.doncampbellmusic.com
Thank you very much for your ongoing kindness and friendship in music! - Don
Thank you, Sue Brusa!
Don Campbell Music
PO Box 1071
Portland, ME 04104