The Dock Mooloolaba and local musicians are launching Musos for Mates to raise funds for mates in need and local charities.
The Dock Mooloolaba’s Jared Hart says he and musician John Veloso had been thinking about doing some fundraising for local causes, so they decided to join forces.
“We love being part of the Sunshine Coast community, but there are people who need just a little bit of help, so we wanted to do something,” Mr Hart says.
Mr Veloso says the idea “just took off”.
“In just a couple of days, we had more than a full line-up of musicians and Jared had got support from a couple of breweries and it just grew from there,” he says.
“The first event will be raising money for our friend Cheryl, a wife and mum to four beautiful kids, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer for the second time last year.
“Cheryl has undergone radiation and chemo to stabilise the tumour growth, but is now unable to work.”
The first Musos for Mates event will be held on September 10 from 5pm at The Dock Mooloolaba with a line-up that includes Smooth Vibes Duo, Cory Carlyon, Stuart White, Adam Leatherbarrow, Bec Findlay, The Letter Elle, Reverend Billy, Jacob Raymond, Joe Man Murphy, Sam Bannink, Bay Window, Toby Goldsmith, Ollie Murk, John Veloso, Nyssa Ray, Craig Madden, Banned FTC, Euphoria Under Fire and the Eddie Duarte Band.
A Tanglewood guitar, courtesy of Mooloolaba Music, is up for grabs in the raffle for just $5 a ticket and there will be two kegs of beer for sale during the event, from Stone & Wood and Australian Beer Co, with all proceeds being donated to Cheryl.