Jams for Tots – Give Back and Get Down

With the Holiday Season under way, there is no better time to help those who are less fortunate. For the past few years, Luke Weiler, aka Positive Mental Trip, has been spreading holiday cheer as well as musical jams around NY. Going on its 7th year, Jam for Tots teams up with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots to raise money and donate toys at shows. “Every kid should feel that someone cares enough about them to get them a present. That’s the reason we do this” Luke Weiler, Jam for Tots Coordinator. Each event hosts different musical acts and talents that play for free to support the cause.

Concert goers are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy worth $5 or more retail value and they will get into the show for free. Those who don’t bring a toy will pay a cover fee, with all funds getting donated to purchasing toys for children this holiday season. All toys and cash donations go towards the Marine Corps Toys for Tots except for the Athens Jams for Tots where the donations go specifically towards the children in Greene County.

The following are the 5 Jam for Tots scheduled events:

December 1 at O’Tooles– 1814 Central Ave Albany, NY: Live Music from 6PM – 2AM Bands include Positive Mental Trip, Catalyst, Of the Mountains and many more.

December 7 at Trexx Nightclub- 323 N. Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY Bands include Positive Mental Trip, Mikey Parkay, True Risen, The Blockheads and many more.

December 8 at Upper Deck– 1 West Street, Gloversville, NY Bands include Positive Mental Trip, Weather Machine, Of the Mountains, Catalyst and many more.

December 14 at Crossroads Brewing 10 2nd Street, Athens, NY Bands include Positive Mental Trip, Phil Massaro Symphony, John Pinder Band and Billy Lester.

December 15 at The Finger Bullet 1692 Bennett Street, Utica, NY Bands include Positive Mental Trip, Sassafrass Jenkins, Joe Sweet, Catalyst and many more.


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