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Moises B
21600 Shaker Blvd Shaker Hts
(Shaker Hts)
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Change of date to Sunday May 30th

the project

We propose to create this EXCITING fundraiser as a multicultural DRIVE-IN CONCERT with two AWESOME full bands featuring MOISES BORGES BRAZILIAN JAZZ and MO' MOJO. The audience will party and dance by their cars and each car will occupy two parking spots, so we can keep social distancing and abide by the COVID-19 government recommendations. The bands will play from a staging area located in front of the cars, with plenty of spacing for everyone.
The goals of this project are twofold:

First, to financially support side musicians, like drummers, bass players, wind instrument players, etc-- the ones that can not do a live show on their own and have faced the worst and long-lasting economic impact of COVID-19. This is the reason why this event will feature two full bands, so the performers can work and get paid. MOISES BORGES will present an up-tempo set of music with horns, percussion, drums, bass, guitar, and vocals on Brazilian Jazz, Samba, and other Rhythms. MO' MOJO is a hard-driving, high-energy, “Pardi-Gras” Band. The female-fronted group features rich harmonies, button box, twin guitars, rubboard, sax, trumpet, harp, bass, percussion, and drums. Songs are sung in English and French.  Mo' Mojo takes Zydeco music and infuses it with Blues, Americana, Cajun, reggae, rock & roll, funk, R&B.

Second, this event will help to celebrate the return of live music to outdoor concerts in Cleveland and hopefully will set the pace for a renewed vibrant musical scene in our city this summer.  It will bring Clevelanders back together after a long period of social isolation, quarentining and hardships.

Click on the icon to register to come, or to simply donate to the cause.

Register or donate to make this happen!

Right now DONATIONS ARE BEING DOUBLED through the Ioby Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Match Fund, so give TODAY to support our Cleveland Music Concert and musicians, as we don't have much time to reach our goal.

the steps

We're collaborating with the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Cleveland in Shaker Hts to host this event on their nice and wide rear parking lot, located at
21600 Shaker Blvd Shaker Hts 44122.
We were aiming to have this happening on Saturday, May 29th, but with the raining weather we will do it on our announced rain day which is the day after, Sunday May 30th at 4 pm. Come early for better parking.
To make this happen we will also be contacting the City Hall and the police to get permissions, recruit collaborators and volunteers, pay building custodial fees, hire a sound system company to run the sound, rent, and set up a nice stage. After the event, we will break everything down and clean up.
This free public event is only possible through community donations like yours, and it will be doubled by Cuyahoga Arta and Culture!

We appreciate your support.

why we're doing it

During the last year, musicians, and especially side musicians, such as percussionists, bass players, and wind instrument players, faced a lot of economic hardships as a result of the long-term effects of the measures that were implemented to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The continuous closure of concert venues, bars and clubs, where side musicians typically played as part of larger bands, created a situation by which musicians had to scramble to make ends meet, by taking odd jobs when available, migrating to other locations like me, changing their living arrangements, or simply getting by with very little money, access to health care, or to other resources for over year.   

You might recall that we already organized two of these fundraiser events, one in August and one in October of 2020, and in all likelihood, you already supported these efforts. We are deeply grateful to the generosity of the Cleveland community and its support for its musicians. However, we find it necessary to create this third fundraiser event because the negative economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic did not end last year and in fact continued unabated this year, especially for side musicians. We are hoping that as we return to a certain normalcy and concert venues, bars and clubs begin to re-open, side musicians will gradually be able to return to their normal jobs and we won’t have to do this type of fundraiser again. In the meantime, we are appealing to your generosity again, to help alleviate in some way the current economic needs of these musicians.  

Please help to support the Cleveland Musicians and make a donation that is meaningful for you.
Donate now to double your donation. You can also give cash donations at the door.
P.S: Walk up into the event is not permitted. No motorcycles, no big trucks allowed. Bring your own snacks and refreshments.


Disbursed Budget 6.3.2021:

Moises Borges Ensemble $1,500.00

Mo' Mojo band $1,500.00


Photo/video/editing $550.00

Misc $220.75

Administrative $300.00

Power generators $200.00

= Total to Disburse, $6,070.75

TOTAL RAISED = $6,500.00
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) $325.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $104.25

Original Budget: 

Moises Borges Ensemble  $1,500.00

Mo' Mojo band  $1,500.00


Photo/video/editing  $550.00

Misc $150.00

Administrative  $300.00

Power generators  $200.00

ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%)    $321
"ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) (Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)"    $96
TOTAL TO RAISE=    $6,417
Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and the amount of match funding applied to this campaign.    


Change of date to Sunday May 30th

Hi friends, thank you all for your support, that means a lot.

Because of the weather we did move the Parking Lot Concert to Sunday May 30th, same time 4pm, instead of the day before. Both bands will still come in with eight pieces.

We are super excited about this Sunday with the Parking Lot Concerts. Come out and dance with us !

We still need 4 volunteers for this event, please send me a message if you are interested. Volunteers are needed to help with directing incoming cars, assigning and marking parking spots, setting up merchant tables and general help.

Also please consider supporting this benefit concert, we are two days away and getting close to our goal, right now all donations are being doubled by the matching funds of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.

Cheers !


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