#Music: Mason Jennings plays benefit concert on Stock Island

Hosted by COAST, event benefits Reef Relief

#Music: Mason Jennings plays benefit concert on Stock Island

On Friday, Nov. 21, singer-songwriter and internationally recognized touring artist Mason Jennings will play an intimate concert at Stock Island’s COAST with ticket sales supporting Reef Relief.  The event is being brought to the community with the help of local sponsors, including the title sponsor, the soon-to-open Marker Waterfront Resort.

Jennings, who has toured extensively throughout the country and beyond for the past 15 years, including festivals like Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza, will be finishing up his current tour at COAST before heading back to his home port of Minneapolis.

Considering Jennings’ acclaim and reputation, for many people, the biggest question has been, how did this come about?  How is Mason Jennings playing in Stock Island?

“We did a small event with Reef Relief at our place last year and it went really well, so when they came back to me wanting to do something bigger, my reaction was, ‘all you can handle!’” said COAST founder Billy Kearins. “I pitched Mason as a great fit for a concert dealing with an environmental issue because of his past work with The Surfrider Foundation and Patagonia.  From there it was really just a matter of knocking on the right doors — from management and agents to sponsors and support staff.  Needless to say, we’ve been really grateful for the response all around.”

Doors will open at 5 p.m. with local favorites, The Skank, opening the show at 6:30 p.m.  Jennings will take the stage at 8 p.m.  Food and drink will be available and a shuttle bus system to the event is in the works.

The very last of the tickets are available online at www.coastprojects.com or purchase them at Reef Relief at 631 Greene St., Key West.

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