RCA Nashville artist Jake Owen recently played his second Stageit show to benefit St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Tennessee. He raised an incredible $3,000 in just 35 minutes for the hospital.
“If I can’t be on the road playing songs for people,” says RCA Nashville’s Jake Owen, “I’ll do it from my kitchen through a live concert on Stageit.com. The concerts are very spur of the moment,” he says. “There aren’t any mics or cords, just a few guitars and my MAC that has an eyesight camera on it. I Tweet about it ahead of time to let everyone know we’re doing it. The other night we raised 3K for St. Jude in just 35 minutes. I would have been playing music with my friends in my kitchen anyway, so it’s a pretty cool way to give back.”
Jake’s fundraising continues December 10th when he will join his childhood friend, and top ranked American in professional tennis, Mardy Fish, to host the 6th annual “Mardy’s Tennis And Jake’s Music Fest” in Vero Beach, Florida. The concert will include special performances by Eric Paslay, Chris Young, and of course, Jake himself.
Jake’s portion of proceeds will be donated to St. Jude and The Mardy Fish Foundation, whose mission is to provide kids with access to after-school activities that involve exercise, proper nutrition, and enrichment programs in a safe environment.