The 2012 Leadership Cobb class will present "Summer of Blue Skies Music Festival," benefiting Blue Skies Ministries. The event will be held on Friday, May 18 at the from 7-10:30 p.m.
The music festival will include entertainment from local bands Bellwether Station, Paradocs and PRIME. Proceeds from the event will benefit Blue Skies Ministries: "Lifting families above the clouds of childhood cancer."
Since March 2010, Blue Skies has offered retreats to help families living through the challenges of pediatric cancer to heal and find hope where they play, laugh, and reconnect as a family. Because of generous donations from local businesses and residents to Blue Skies Ministries, families are able to attend these retreats at little to no cost, allowing them to relax and bond with each other, as well as other families on similar journeys.
The 2012 Leadership Cobb class plans to raise $50,000 through this event to help support and fund the efforts of Blue Skies Ministries, and with over $40,000 already raised, they are almost to their goal.
Sponsorships are available at multiple levels and include access to a VIP section of drinks and appetizers with some of the best seats in the house. Brother Bert and the Goodbye Machine will perform at the VIP pre-event.
Platinum sponsors for this event include The Home Depot, Kaiser Permanente, Velociteach, Wells Fargo and WellStar Health System. Gold sponsors are Brasfield & Gorrie, Cobb EMC and Georgia Power. Silver sponsors include B&B Glass & Storefronts, Christos Pizza, Ed Voyles Honda, European Kitchen of Alabama, Five Point Partners, Gas South, Perry Crabb, Smith, Tumlin, McCurley & Patrick, The Chancellor Group, Thompson Technologies and Tiede-Zoeller, Inc.
General admission tickets are on sale for $35 plus the ticketmaster fee at www.summerofblueskies.com. You can also learn more about the festival, as well as other ways to volunteer your time, on the Summer of Blue Skies Facebook page at www.facebook.com/sobsmusicfest.