Inaugural Membership Fundraiser & Drive

March 27th 2022, the date of the first JSJBF Membership Drive/Fundraiser.  With the pandemic winding down, it was time to knock the dust off and welcome new members/member bands to a party at Salty’s in Lake Como. This now annual event will be the kick off of the run to the IBC.  We introduced two new member bands, The Robert Hill Band and Damian and The DCQ. Both bands brought their “A” game right after a jaw dropped opener from new venue member Ocean County Music and their two youth bands. OCM’s Mike Corona youth line up did not disappoint and proved the blues torch is being passed with pride. Member band Jump Back closed the event with their own style of rockin’ blues

The event kicked off at 2PM with an intro from event hosts DJ Danny Coleman and Claire Henwood.  JSJBF President Tom Baldino welcomed the new members along with a full house of folks ready to enjoy a full day of live music and community. Once inside, there were raffle baskets, silent gear auctions, and 50/50 raffles, and a great time. 

 The Salty’s JSJBF Membership Drive/Fundraiser was success beyond our thoughts, over 30 new members joined in the month of March. The fundraiser was a needed boost for the Foundation and it set the tone for 2022.

Like all successful events it would not be possible without the backbone, the planning volunteers. A JSJBF shout out to Tina Lobosco, Jo Wymer, Jill Baskind, and Jay LoBosco. This crew worked tirelessly to organize all the baskets, gear, and timing of the day. A “collective of cooperation” is the best description. We also had a great crew on the floor and we all pulled together to make the best experience for the member guests. will make the bar and grill available for purchase during the entire event.

In the end, a great time was had by all. The Foundation gained membership and the contributions will go toward more live events and community outreach. Music Art Culture Community.

Gift Baskets/Donors

“Game Night”- The LoBoscos, JSJBF members
“Everything Merlot”- The LoBoscos, JSJBF members
“The Batman, comics and more”- The Geekery, Matawan
“Locatelli-Italian Foods Basket”- John Dammacco, JSJBF member
“Family Tie Dye” – Lois Chick, Spiral Expressions Tie Dye
“Lemon Mediterranean Master Chef Cooking Class”- Lemon Mediterranean Restaurant
“Get Lit” – Dee Dees Lights
“Harbor Freight Basket”-Jo Wymer Band
“Danny Coleman Surprise” – Danny Coleman-DJ, Event MC
“Chubby Pickle and Friends” Chubby Pickle and JSJBF Member Bands
“Pamper Yourself” – Kinetic Wellness, Ocean Township
“Life is Short, Art is Infinite”- local artists- Barbara Mele and Lisa Jubin
“Ocean County Music Recording Session- Lessons”- Ocean County Music Store, Point Pleasant Beach
“Children see magic because they look for it”- Kimmie Fetters, Asbury Park local author
“A Night at the Movies with treats”- Showroom Cinema, Asbury Park
“Love your Hair” – Hair Love, Bradley Beach
“Fish Art” -local artist – Judi Hull, Neptune City
“Date Night” – Pete’s Steakhouse, Hamilton
“Nailed It” – Keyport Nail Salon, Keyport
“Tranquility Now”- The Healing Way Ocean, NJ

Silent Auction/Donors

Danelectro Convertible Acous/Elec Gtr – Jo Wymer, Jo Wymer Music
Mono Classic Guitar Case – Jo Wymer, Jo Wymer Music
Dean Vendetta Elec Guitar, Gig bag, Fender amp – JSJBF
Peavey TVX 2/10 bass cab – John Dammacco
Crate KBA150 – keyboard amp – Jay Lobosco
Yamaha Keyboard, X-Stand – Jill Baskind
GFB Xaviere LP Style Elec Guitar with case – Wayne Kessler
Rogue Acoustic Guitar – Wayne Kessler
Gator Sturdy Multi-Pedal Board with case – John Dammacco
Matador (LP) Bongos – John Dammacco

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