MUSIC TO THE RESCUE: Local Artists Join Together for Alive Inside Foundation Benefit

MUSIC TO THE RESCUE: Local Artists Join Together for Alive Inside Foundation Benefit

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Cleveland, Ohio – Little Fish Records announced today it was providing support for a benefit for the non-profit group – The Alive Inside Foundation ( to be held on Sunday, March 19th at Brothers Lounge, 11609 Detroit Rd., Cleveland, Ohio 44102.  The benefit will feature 5 groups in the main concert hall including Henrietta Kytten, Angels in Disguise, Zach & the Bright Lights, Carlos Jones & the PLUS Band, and the Nate Jones Band.  Four artists will also perform between sets in the Wine Bar including J. Emmett, featuring the sons of the late Sonny Geraci.  The music will begin at 5 p.m.  Tickets are $10/advance and $15/day of show.  Go to the following link to purchase tickets:

Carlos Jones & the PLUS Band have been a perennial favorite in Cleveland and beyond for many years, performing their version of roots reggae and island soul, while Zach & the Bright Lights have been one of Akron’s favorites as well as one of the area’s most prolific artists, with 17 releases in 17 years.  Nate Jones broke onto the local scene in a big way in 2016, with tons of airplay on Cleveland’s AAA internet radio station – oWOW (, from his 2014 release, The Nate Jones Band EP.   New kids in town, J. Emmett will be performing songs from their recently released EP on Little Fish Records, titled “Bet Against Me”.  A variety of other artists will fill out the evening, with music alternating between the Concert Hall and the Wine Bar.      

The Alive Inside Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to inspiring an Empathy Revolution through education, intergenerational practices, music, and film. They empower local communities to create meaningful, shared experiences that link generations, and expand aliveness globally.  Their goals include:

  • Change the way aging is viewed and wisdom transference is experienced.
  • Inspire younger generations to find value in aging and connection with elders.
  • Inspire purpose in younger generations in being “Life Protectors.”
  • Reduce elder loneliness, boredom and overuse of anti-psychotic drugs, with a special focus on the 4 million elders living with dementia at home.
  • Improve the core values of our communities. 

The Rock Against Dementia movement started here in Cleveland in 2014, on the day Alive Inside screened their documentary at the Cleveland International Film Festival.  To see the Trailer, click here:

Cleveland Mayor, Frank Jackson has declared March 18 and 19, 2017 – “WORLD ROCKS AGAINST DEMENTIA DAYS” (see attached Proclamation).  Local representative – Wayne Mesker, (Director of Creative Advocacy) has been a life-long musician & music lover, and is also the C.E.O. and Founder of Worldstock Entertainment, a spiritually guided, socially conscious, philanthropically focused company based in Cleveland,OH.  Wayne’s continuous search for caring / concerned & like-minded friends from all walks of life has resulted in a continually expanding global network resulting in amazing projects, & connections. Wayne founded the Rock Against Dementia project after seeing Alive Inside at the Cleveland International Film Festival in March of 2014.

LITTLE FISH RECORDS (LFR) is a Cleveland-based record label presenting the finest local and regional sounds within a variety of genres, including Reggae, World, Americana, Blues, Folk, Jazz, and Rock. LFR is a division of Cross Track Music, Inc., a full-service provider of artist services, including management, promotions, distribution, bookings, publishing, foreign licensing, mobile marketing (through its Music America subsidiary), and video production. 

About the author

Brad Mitchell is the founder and publisher of Northeast Ohio Parent, Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond and owner of Mitchell Media LLC. Brad has served in many different capacities in the magazine industry since the late 1980’s in both Cleveland and his hometown of Chicago. Brad is married and has three teenagers and a golden retriever. Brad can be reached at

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