April 8, 2017—what a night here at the Museum of Making Music! A sold-out crowd of 160 guests heard music icon Graham Nash, one of the great singer-songwriters of our time, in concert. Guests of the event first enjoyed a cocktail and dessert reception, the opportunity to preview the exhibition The Photography of Graham Nash, and the chance to bid on live auction items that were donated by generous museum patrons. The evening’s main event included an hour-long concert performance by Nash, accompanied by guitarist Shane Fontayne (Lone Justice, Sting, Bruce Springsteen). Nash, a two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Award winner (Crosby, Stills and Nash; The Hollies), performed hits spanning his career, including “Bus Stop,” “Marrakesh Express,” “Teach Your Children,” and many others.
Thanks to Graham and the Museum members, patrons, NAMM members and local businesses who supported this memorable event, the Museum raised more than $70,000—funds that will help support our museum-based and community-wide education programs for both children and adults.
Major sponsors for this gala evening included Securematics, Zuza Marketing/Printing/Mailing, South Coast Winery, Stone Brewing Co., and Morrison Hotel Gallery Fine Art and Photography. Additional support was provided by Birch Aquarium, Carlsbad Fire Department, Cobra/Puma Golf, Disneyland, Fratelli’s, Fortis Fitness and Strength Training, Fundraising Rides, H2Odyssey, Pamela Underwood Expressive Arts Studio, Sandy Radom Photography, Stellaluna, The Country Club at Rancho Bernardo, The Crossings at Carlsbad, Vista Valley Country Club, Fortis/YOGALUX, and many other generous donors who helped make the evening a great success.
"For all of us who believe in music’s power to heal, this museum is a very important place. There are many studies today that prove that music actually has therapeutic properties, and that’s why I’m so happy to be affiliated with the Museum of Making Music. They understand the power and importance of music. Not just for the sheer joy that it gives us, but how it can help us, too."
— Graham Nash