JINGLE JAM ROCKS LEESBURG
Jingle Jam founder Stilson Greene and The Jingle Jam All-Star Band officially rang in the holiday season yesterday at the Tally Ho Theatre, a landmark in historic downtown Leesburg, VA—built in 1932 and recently reinvented as a premier music venue.
This is the 4th Annual Jingle Jam for Stilson and his fund-raising musical friends. The Jingle Jam All-Star Band features legendary local artists, Todd Wright, Jon Carroll, Gary Smallwood, Michael Sheppard, Cal Everett, Mark Williams, Nate Brown, Bryan Dawley, Prescott Engle, Stilson Greene and Cassidy Ford.
EcoPlanetRadio’s own Cerphe emceed the show bringing The Jingle Jam All-Star Band on stage to rock the festive audience with holiday favorites ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas,’ ‘Run Rudolph Run,’ ‘O Holy Night,’ ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’ and many more.
Leesburg is fast-becoming a musical and cultural scene with Greene at the forefront leading the charge. Jingle Jam, one of two Stilson Greene productions (the other is Acoustic On The Green, Stilson’s weekly summer music festival) sold out 3 performances in a record-breaking three hours.
The event raised more than $10,000 benefiting JDRF, an organization dedicated to improving lives and curing type 1 diabetes. Greene highlighted the importance of supporting this cause by asking audience members to raise their hands if they, or anyone in their families, were battling diabetes. The audience was awash in a sea of raised hands proving Greene’s point.
Stilson continues fund-raising efforts year-round with his CD Young Lions benefiting several charities including the ALS Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, American Heart Association, National MS Society and the American Cancer Association. Each of these charities was picked because Greene’s family or friends have been touched by one of these diseases and he wanted to give back through donations to these groups. You can hear Greene’s single Hardly A Day on Eco Planet Radio and on Cerphe’s Progressive Show. Copies of “Young Lions” are available for purchase at Eyetopia, located at 223 Loudoun Street SW in Leesburg, or on Greene’s online blog, which is dedicated to the record.