Music Is The Medecine To Host Benefit At Trinity & The Pope w/Amboys, Riverwinds, Mad Feather Group, Marshland Plan, More

Chris Rotolo July 26, 2012 Features No Comments

The New Jersey non-profit organization, Music Is The Medicine (MITM), is at it again, presenting another benefit concert, “Beet Violence, Grow Peas,” on Saturday, August 4th to support the Providence House Domestic Violence Services (PHDVS)…and the group is coming back to Asbury Park.

The multi-act benefit concert will be hosted by Trinity and the Pope (649 Mattison Avenue) and doors will open at 6:00pm with a suggested donation of $10 to be offered upon admission.

Acoustic artists will open the evening downstairs in the restaurant area where guests can relax, enjoy dinner and listen to such local songsmiths as Justin & Emily (Justin Bornemann and Emily Whitt of No Wine For Kittens and Dentists), Anthony Walker, Midnight Poncho, Frank Lombardi, Chris Brown, Brian Leopold (The Poconos), plus special guests.

At 10:00pm the stage will house  full band performances by the likes of Asbury’s own The Amboys, The Riverwinds, Mad Feather Group, and The Marshland Plan for the remainder of the evening.

While past MITM benefit concerts have raised awareness and funds for a variety of causes, “Beet Violence, Grow Peas” is centered around nutrition as a whole and, more specifically, organic farming and the therapeutic effects it holds. MITM believes that good nutrition is the ultimate preventative medicine and has therefore pledged to build a sustainable, organic garden at the Providence House shelter.

Music is the Medicine was organized two years ago by the brothers Dan, Connor, and Brent Effenberger (Dan and Connor will be performing as members of The Amboys). What started in 2009 as a chat in the kitchen between the trio has since grown into a full-fledged non-profit organization. More information about the group can be found on its website at

For over 25 years, Providence House Domestic Violence Services has provided victims of domestic abuse and their children with an array of services such as: emergency shelter, a 24 hour hotline, counseling services, a comprehensive children’s program, a parenting education Program and a program specifically designed to assist victims age 50 and older. These services are offered free of charge and are invaluable to victims and their children who are struggling to break free from the violence in their homes. For additional information about Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, please call Marcia Fishkin, Community Affairs Coordinator for PHDVS at (732) 350-2120.

For up-to-the-minute information about the “Beet Violence, Grow Peas” please visit

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Chris graduated from The College Of New Jersey in May of 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in both Journalism/Professional Writing and Communication Studies. He's held down a position in the Asbury Park Press’ Sports Department since September of 2010 and is a contributor to the outlet’s Arts & Entertainment section as well as Consequence of Sound (

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