First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon
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MU Miracle hosted its first ever Koncert for Kids event in the 5/4 Music Space in downtown Macon on Friday, Feb. 3. The 5/4 Music Space is normally a venue for local artists to practice and record, but that Friday it held a concert of Mercer artists performing to raise money for local kids.
MU Miracle is a non-profit Mercer organization that donates the money that they fundraise to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. They directly donate the money to the local hospital that is a part of the Children’s Miracle Network.
At the Koncert for Kids event, four Mercer artists performed, and audience members were asked to donate to charity by putting pocket money into the bucket of their favorite artist. They could also donate directly online through DonorDrive.
Lauren Tuttle, Micah Moore, Em Marosek and Three 17 were the acts for the evening. Each of these Mercer artists performed covers of popular music as well as some of their own original pieces.
The artist that won the most donations will have the opportunity to perform at Bearthon, which is MU Miracle’s largest fundraising event. At Bearthon, dancers will be also be dancing to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
After the physical cash was counted and combined with the donations that were raised online, the band Three 17 came out on top, and they are planning on being a part of Bearthon.
“We wanted to do something that is both Mercer and Macon related. We have an abundance of talented bands at Mercer,” said Sarah Waldrop, who organized the event.
MU Miracle was able to save money thanks to the talented Mercer artists who were ready to do what they could “for the kids,” or FTK as is MU Miracle’s slogan.
“We did not want to put all of our money into hiring a band to perform,” Waldrop said. This first Koncert for Kids was able to happen because of the generosity of the people at 5/4 as well as financial help from Quadworks.
MU Miracle hopes to continue this tradition yearly with the continued kindness of both the Mercer and Macon community.