NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) on Sept. 9 had one of its most successful benefit concerts in the museum’s history, welcoming over 500 patrons and raising nearly $30,000 for its continued efforts at the annual “Play it Forward” evening benefit concert, held at San Diego’s Irwin M. Jacobs Hall, which featured performance by GRAMMY winners Albert Lee and Cindy Cashdollar.

“This event went above and beyond anything we were hoping for and would not have been possible without the generosity of our patrons,” said Carolyn Grant, Museum of Making Music Executive Director. “The impact of tonight’s event will ripple through our community with more children than ever before having access to museum programs.” Albert Lee added, “I’ve played thousands of shows all across the world and I can tell you, this one was filled with a ton of give-back energy and a whole lot of heart!”

Funds raised from the pairing of musical innovation and inspiration will go to support the museum’s mission to offer educational immersion opportunities, exhibitions, hands-on experiences and live performances that inform and inspire guests as they learn how musical instruments impact popular culture and connect lives.

Patrons of the evening enjoyed a two-hour performance, including a boisterous cover of Fat’s Domino’s “I’m Ready,” followed by a more recent Lee hit, “Two Step Too,” and wrapped with the multi-decade favorite, “Country Boy.”

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