NewsLafayette Parish

Actions

Local fundraiser helping children learn music during quarantine

Posted at 8:03 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 17:14:31-04

LAFAYETTE, La. — The Lafayette Community M.I.Brary is raising funds to help children who have had to drop out of music lessons due to financial strains caused by coronavirus restrictions.

The group's founder, Dr. Ryan Cazares says he has teamed up with Tim Benson, owner of the Music Academy of Acadiana, to form the M.I.Brary Music Lessons Relief Fundraiser.

Lafayette Public Library's M.I.Brary program lets would-be musicians check out musical instruments.

The fundraiser aims to raise $6400, the amount it would cost to pay for a month’s worth of lessons for the 50 children who have dropped out of the Academy.

Cazares says one last fundraising push will be made with a live streaming concert featuring acts such as Sweet Cecilia, Major Handy, Sailor Mouth, and Dr. C & the Gris Gris.

The concert will be aired on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Facebook.com/mibrary.

You can donate to the cause at bit.ly/mibraryrelief or to @mibrary on Venmo.

To learn more about the Lafayette Public Library's M.I.Brary program at www.LafayettePublicLibrary.org/MIBrary.

------------------------------------------------------------
Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Download our free app for Apple, Android, Roku and Amazon devices.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Alexa's Daily Flash Briefing

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel