Amy & Adams * LIGHTS ON! *

$5,080 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 41 months
Mark Adams-Westin  SAINT PAUL, MN

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We're Amy & Mark Adams-Westin from Saint Paul, MN. Amy & Adams, the musical duo, IS our day job.



For the last several minutes rushed, kind aids have been guiding someone's parents, grandparents, or great grandparents in wheelchairs, walkers, and on their own into the community or dining room where we are setting up our sound system. In another few moments we will start our show for the smiling and with it, the somewhat beguiled, and some who struggle to remain awake and upright in their seats.



But we are confident that before they all know it, that ancient Hit or Hymn will ignite sparks of recognition in those few seemingly blank eyes, retrace young smiles amid the wrinkles, and reawakened bodies. We notice someone who, mere moments ago, was all but lifeless singing with us. Someone who they tell you later "has not even spoken since her family left her here several months ago." Your show is done and visibly younger folks line up to grasp your hand and, "thank you kids, " because, "you are just great."

No gig, not even Central Park for a half a million, could top this moment. This is life as relevant as on any "reality TV" show, as vibrant and vital as in any bar, hipster club, or arena. We've just helped refresh and revitalize that life, and by God, they've just refreshed and revitalized ours.



You know what a sustaining miracle music is in your own life. This is why we are asking you to help us continue to bring that same miracle into the lives of wonderful folks who are underserved because of the universal trimming of budgets everywhere, especially in assisted living, memory care, and nursing home facilities. We'd like you to help us fund shows, at no charge, to these homes that have had to reduce or cut them altogether.

If you can fund $5,000, we will do 25 shows; $10,000, 50 shows; or, our dream, $20,000, 100 shows at no charge. Your help, whether $10 or $10,000 will bring music and joy to so many, and a smile to your own heart.



Find us at: www.amyandadams.com
Or: www.facebook.com/pages/Amy-Adams/210255666326


Amy's Original Amy & Adams LIGHTS ON Poster

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Update 42
1 month ago

For the last 3 years our fans have made it possible for us to do dozens of our fan funded LIGHTS ON! shows. We've been all around the Twin Cities and beyond. We've done LIGHTS ON! shows in Iowa, Arkansas, and Wisconsin as well. Last week we did a lovely show in Grand Rapids, MN where the folks sang and danced in their seats. It was a joy.

Last night we were told by family members who attended a recent memorial service for a lifelong member of Amy's church, how much the show we did at his care facility meant to him. Our show was just 2 or 3 days before he left this earth. His family members who had come for the show that day said that our LIGHTS ON! show brightened his spirits and brought him great joy, and meant alot to him. This news filled our hearts, and brought a tear or two to our eyes, and confirmed to us just why we do this, and how blessed we are to have such loyal and generous fans. Mark & Amy
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Update 41
8 months ago

Had 2 great shows Thursday & Wednesday this week. Shows that the whole crowd sang along, clapped, hooted & hollered and even danced to. They even sang Happy Birthday to Amy. Wednesday we played at an Adult Daycare Center. What a lively warm group of folks. At the end a fellow how had been cheering came up and took a $10 bill out of his pocket and said he wanted to buy us lunch. We told him he had already been quite kind to us and to keep his $10. We are constantly reminded of just how generous & kind folks are. Thursday we did another Amy & Adams LIGHTS ON free show. Boy was this audience something, they all looked so well dressed & coiffed. And they began singing multi part harmonies with our first tune BACK HOME AGAIN (John Denver) and kept up right through and enthusiastic HAPPY TRAILS. Both shows were pure joy. We are constantly tickled, and amazed by our audiences, and by our fans who have donated to LIGHTS ON. We are blessed to share more and more of our music & joy. Life Is good. Want to help turn some LIGHTS ON? www.gofundme.com/2ncbiw
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Update 40
13 months ago

Amy & Adams played LIGHTS ON shows this past week, at Maplewood Care Center, and at Stonecrest in Woodbury. Talk about fun. Folks sang, hooted and hollered, tapped their feet, and the smiles could have lit up the darkest rooms. What a joy. What an honor to have folks help us to keep turning LIGHTS ON for two years running. Special thanks to Arlington Hills Lutheran Church whose gift made these two shows possible. Want to join us?
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Update 39
16 months ago

A while back we announced a surprise was on the way. Well now we can announce that Amy's Life Long home church, Arlington Hills Lutheran Church in Saint Paul, gave us a gift that will allow Amy & Adams to perform up too 24 LIGHTS ON SHOWS in the next year. We've actually already booked 8 shows and as of this coming Wednesday will have performed 5. We are so stunned and touched by the generosity. To have wonderful friends and fans support our dream is such a blessing!
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Nita Wolf
8 months ago

I love your posts on how your shows go. How lovely to have music fill the air and hearts of people needing just that. Come to think of it, we all need it! Keep on keeping on, Dear Hearts!

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Mark Adams-Westin
41 months ago

Thank you all for your early kindness ans support for Amy & Adams * LIGHTS ON! * cammpaign. You've already funded 1 1/2 shows. Tomorrow we will call the perfect place for our first free show! We're pleased and excited!

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$5,080 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 63 people in 41 months
Created May 14, 2013
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Anonymous
1 month ago
LL
$50
Linda Lewis
1 month ago
MH
$50
Martha Harper
1 month ago
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$25
Anonymous
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Anonymous
4 months ago
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Marsha Daniels
8 months ago

Looking forward to your show!

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Susan Gohr
8 months ago
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In memory of my mom who loved music

PA
$25
Paula Authier
10 months ago

Thank you for all you do to bring light to others.

JS
$25
Judith Sonstegard
17 months ago (Offline Donation)

That's such a great thing you're doing, music can work wonders for peoples' spirits.

ZJ
$50
zanny johnson
17 months ago

I LOVE YOU GUYS. I am also passionate about bringing any joy and magic to our moms and dads, grandmas and grandpa through the healing gift of music. You are the best. (Can I sing with you sometime?) xo!

Nita Wolf
8 months ago

I love your posts on how your shows go. How lovely to have music fill the air and hearts of people needing just that. Come to think of it, we all need it! Keep on keeping on, Dear Hearts!

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Mark Adams-Westin
41 months ago

Thank you all for your early kindness ans support for Amy & Adams * LIGHTS ON! * cammpaign. You've already funded 1 1/2 shows. Tomorrow we will call the perfect place for our first free show! We're pleased and excited!

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