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Memorial Day Benefit Concert - Martha's Vineyard Film Center

  • Martha's Vineyard Film Center 79 Beach Road Tisbury, MA, 02568 United States (map)



Rock Musician Jonathan Auerbach Produces and Performs a Musical Tribute Marking Memorial Day on Martha’s Vineyard to Salute America’s Troops

In honor of Memorial Day and the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, local Massachusetts Veterans, from WWII to Afghanistan, will attend a benefit concert – a rockin’ performance of all-original music by island musicians, guitarist and singer/songwriter Jonathan Auerbach and vocalist Carole Charlin, backed by Alejandro Carreño on percussion.

The benefit kicks off at “1600 hours” sharp with Edson Rodgers, Ret. Chief Petty Officer, of Martha’s Vineyard, playing military music calls on his trumpet. 

The event is free, open to all ages, with a suggested donation of $10 at the door.  All proceeds will go to the Dukes County Veteran’s Services, in the care of Dukes County Veteran’s Agent Jo Ann Murphy, to help our Island veterans. 

The MV Film Society is donating its venue and resources to this event.  Preceding the concert will be a powerful short film – “Fish Out of Water,” about Iraq and Afghanistan war vets with PTSD who find solace and camaraderie fishing in the waters of Ketchum, Idaho.

“With bravery and valor, American military personnel – fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters – have given us so much as Americans,” said Jonathan Auerbach.  “Helping our veterans and their families is my mission, of gratitude and of giving back.”

All proceeds from Jonathan Auerbach music CD’s sold at the event will go to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at

The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is a leader in supporting the men and women of the armed forces and their families and has provided over $120 million in support for the families of military personnel lost in service to our nation, and for severely wounded service members and veterans.  100% of all sales of Jonathan’s patriotic single, “Brave Woman, Brave Man” – released in March 2010 – supports the work of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. The song and the Nashville-recorded album, “Heard,” is available at

“We are honored by Jonathan’s selfless dedication to our troops and veterans,” said David Winters, President of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. “Our military and their families continue to need the support and encouragement of the American people both while they are deployed and after they return home. We’re sure Jonathan’s involvement will motivate more people to help our veterans.”   

Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund is currently engaged in a $100 million fundraising campaign to construct a series of NICoE Satellite Centers at military bases around the country that will help diagnose and treat Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress in our wounded troops. These “invisible wounds” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are mostly caused by exposure to roadside bombs and IEDs (improvised explosive devices) used by the enemy to destroy men, machines and morale.