Second Annual Benefit Concert for C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Micah Smiles Fund for Music Therapy

We are thrilled to hold our second annual benefit concert for the Micah Smiles Fund on April 1st at The Ark! We’re welcoming back the incredibly talented Acoustic Eidolon, who tour around the world with their melodies that blend Celtic, Folk, World & Latin music into one amazing “musical feast!”

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2014 Benefit Concert for Mott’s Micah Smiles Fund

Get your tickets now for the April 1st benefit concert at The Ark!

All concert proceeds go directly to Mott Children’s Hospital’s Micah Smiles Fund for music therapy.

The C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital’s Micah Smiles Fund ensures the healing sound of music reaches more of Mott’s children and families.

Mott’s music therapy program brings comfort, joy and peace to Mott’s children and families, many of whom are experiencing incredibly difficult medical treatments, surgeries and terminal illnesses.

The Micah Smiles Fund was established in December of 2012 in memory of Micah Canvasser, who spent nearly 10 months at Mott Children’s Hospital. Micah and his family treasured Mott’s music therapy program during Micah’s hospitalization. When Micah passed away, his family wanted to help bring the healing sound of music to more families and children, and so the Micah Smiles Fund for Music Therapy was born.

In just two years, the Micah Smiles Fund has tripled the capacity of Mott’s music therapy program. To sustain this incredible progress, the Micah Smiles team hosts an annual benefit concert at The Ark. All proceeds go directly to the Micah Smiles Fund, which ensures the healing sound of music reaches more children at Mott.

The Micah Smiles Team is incredibly grateful to the following sponsors and supporters of the 2015 Benefit Concert:

Abby Rose Photography
Carole Napolitano
Delta Air Lines
Mary & Gary Vonck
Pinckney Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM
University of Michigan Credit Union

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Kevin Bouton, opening the 2014 benefit concert

Sponsorship and donation opportunities are still available! Please email the Micah Smiles team if you’d like to support the April 1st benefit concert: MicahBabySmiles@gmail.com

Once again, the benefit concert will hold a silent auction before the show and during intermission, featuring gift cards and beautiful items from local businesses and artists. We are grateful to all of our silent auction donors:

Anne Klein Barna
Arbor Hills Pet Boarding and Daycare
Aron Reina
Bigalora Cucina
Bivouac Ann Arbor
Bravo! Cucina Italiana
Elizabeth Sheeren
Frita Batidos
Hilton Garden Inn
Insomnia Cookies Ann Arbor
Judy Clement Wall
Mainstreet Ventures Restaurants
Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea
The Lunch Room, Bakery & Cafe
The Little Seedling
The M Den
Zingerman’s Bakehouse

In 2014 we were honored to have Kevin Bouton, a young musician who treasures Mott’s music therapy program, open the show for us. This year, we’re thrilled to be welcoming Mia Litzenberg, another young musician who benefited from Mott’s music therapy program during her hospitalization. We are excited for Mia to share her story and talent with us!

2015_MicahSmilesConcert2Thank you to everyone who’s committed to bringing more music to more kiddos at Mott Children’s Hospital!

We look forward to seeing YOU on April 1st at The Ark!!

If you have questions, check out our FAQ page.

You can learn more about Mott’s music therapy program by visiting: http://www.mottchildren.org/mott-support-services/cfl-music-therapy

You can learn more about the 2014 benefit concert by visiting:
http://www.mlive.com/entertainment/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2014/04/micah_smiles_the_ark.html

You can learn more about the healing power of music by visiting:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150108130125.htm

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