Quad Cities Music Festival Dawn and On has announced Family Resources as their charity partner for the 2019 event. A portion of all ticket sales will be donated directly to the Family Resources’ Engaging Males program for music mentoring.Dawn And On Partners With Family Resources For Fest

This will mark the third year that Dawn and On has partnered with a local charity. For festival co-director Mike Mathews, it was the perfect fit.

“From the moment we read about it, we felt it was an amazing program we would like to support,” said Mathews. “Our crowd has always been a generous group and we hope that collectively we can bring awareness and raise significant money for the program.”

In collaboration with River Music Experience and other generous community members and
organizations, Family Resources Engaging Males program renovated a room on Family Resources’ Davenport campus for music mentoring. The Engaging Males program provides outreach, advocacy, and support to male survivors of violent crimes with specific focus on undeserved populations. The program is a structured mentoring program with participants meeting on a monthly basis. The volunteer mentors provide support and guidance through a consistent relationship with a postie male role model. The Engaging Males program is open to any youth served by Family Resources, where they can participate in a variety of mentoring activities, including music, art, gardening and more.

Family Resources’ Engaging Males Advocates are excited about this year’s partnership.
“I am excited for this year’s event and hope it will raise awareness on the need for positive male mentors in our communities,” said Alan Vrombaut, Engaging Males Advocate. “Last year, 163 youth participated in the Engaging Males program and they now have another way to express themselves through the power of music. The transformations I have seen in the short time the music room has been open, have been amazing. The partnership with Dawn and On will provide sustainability for one of the many opportunities that Family Resources provides to help children, families and individuals.”

In addition to the ticket proceeds, there will also be charity raffles and other donation opportunities available throughout the day to benefit Family Resources’ Engaging Males program.

The Dawn and On Music Festival will take place at Schwiebert Park in Rock Island on July 6, 2019. Tickets will be $10 at the gate. More information including lineups can be found online at www.dawnandon.com.


Dawn and On Music Festival

July 6, 2019

Schwiebert Riverfront Park, Rock Island, IL

Gates: 11AM/Music 12PM-Midnight

Tickets: $10 at Gate


Attached: 2018 Photos, Festival Poster, Festival Logo

Photos: By Jake Lee Lovdahl



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Dawn And On Partners With Family Resources For Fest
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Dawn And On Partners With Family Resources For Fest

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