Grant #26 Emilia – Maine Academy of Modern Music
At our second annual Portland Block Party, b.good Maine’s customers and partners came together to celebrate summer and raise $4,000 to fund a second grant to a local leader in the Portland area (special shout-out to Rising Tide and Peak Organic, who not only brought the beer, but donated directly too!). We’re thrilled to announce that the Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) is this year’s winner. They’ll be using the $4,000 grant to fund a full season’s worth of children’s concerts at the Portland Public Library designed to both highlight local artists and allow kids to interact with musicians and instruments directly. The series is called The Kids Are Alright, and with the b.good grant it will now be completely free to the public. MAMM’s goal is to attract 100 or more attendees per concert, and with 10 concerts in the season they have the potential to reach 1,000 people! If you’d like to join them, concerts are the first Saturday of each month from this October through July 2017, and you can learn more at the link above.