Jazz on the Green at Six Bends swings into town on Saturday, March 10 from 5-9 p.m. Three outstanding music ensembles will take to the stage on Top Rocker Field, all to raise money for Make-A-Wish Southern Florida.
Presented by Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, Jazz on the Green at Six Bends brings more than music. Guests may enjoy gourmet food, drinks, giveaways and dancing on the lawn for this all-white-attire event. The fundraising goal for this concert is to enable one wish each to be granted through Make-A-Wish Southern Florida to two local children with critical illnesses.
While the crowd sways to the jazz dressed in their brightest whites, Jaguar Land Rover Fort Myers will display more than a dozen all-white vehicles lining Six Bends’ Thunder Plaza. Everyone who buys a ticket will automatically be entered to win one of two one-week rentals of either a Jaguar or a Land Rover.
World-renowned saxophonist Jeff Rupert and his quintet will be the evening’s headline act. Rupert has performed with legends such as: Maynard Ferguson and Mel Torme. His 2014 record Do That Again! was among the top 100 jazz records of the year, coming in at No. 39.
Brandon Robertson is a notable upright/electric bassist originally from Tampa. In 2015, Robertson performed at the world famous Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club in New York City with the nationally recognized FSU Jazz Sextet joining members of the JALC Orchestra. In the Fall of 2015, he was honored with the opportunity to perform with the legendary Count Basie Orchestra on a few shows.
Fort Myers’ own Green Wave Jazz Band will open the show. Lead by Director John Wilkerson the jazz band will start the night off with some favorites and get everyone warmed up for an exciting night under the stars.
Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres from Artichoke and Company, Gather, Metro Diner, Sweet Melissa’s Cafe and Simply Southern Catering. Local craft beers from Rollin Taps and domestic beers from Budweiser will also be available.
A limited number of VIP tickets are still available for only $100. VIP guests can indulge in a true concierge experience, including complimentary heavy hors d’oeuvres plus cocktails, an embroidered lawn blanket, bourbon tasting form American Barrel and VIP seating in front of the stage with room to dance. Premier Tickets are $40 and General Admission is $20.
In addition to presenting sponsor Cushman & Wakefield Commercial Property Southwest Florida, sponsors include Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. Jaguar Land Rover Fort Myers, MarineMax Fort Myers, CONRIC PR & Marketing, News-Press, Dwayne Bergmann Interiors, Suncoast Beverage, Banks Engineering, Gulfshore Life, HelloSWFL.com and NaplesHerald.com. Limited sponsorship opportunities remain. For more information on sponsorship availability, call Taylor Loethen at 844-749-2363 or email TaylorL@sfe-us.com.
A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a life-threatening medical condition.
This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.
Most of all, it’s the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved – wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles … wishes find a way to make the world better.