You Can’t Spell “Fun” Without “K-M-4”

Last season the Kevin Mitchell 4 played a really fun swanky corporate bash at the Central Table Restaurant.

The Kevin Mitchell 4 makes every fundraiser swanky and fun.

Actually you technically can, but we’re F-U-N, and for sure you can’t spell “Fundraiser” without fun!

Packing up for a bit of a road trip today as we head out to Morthland College over in West Franklin, Illinois. They are having a big fundraiser tonight and we are honored to be part of it (we don’t normally travel this far out of the  St. Louis bi-stage region, but we made an exception for these good people).

We love fundraisers and get called on to do quite a few of them, especially this time of year. One of our favorite’s is the annual  KEEN affair (Kids Enjoy Exercise Now — gets less-abled kids up and moving). Last year when we played they raised a whopping $106,000 for their kids.

No that is not a typo.

We have to admit we are an excellent fit for the many wonderful causes in St. Louis, and the many hard-working folks who put their do-or-die fundraisers together.  We’ve gotten to play a lot of them, and we mean A LOT, so like weddings, we have opinions on how to make them better. Our ability to start off low-key and build into fun, more pop/blues type music throughout the evening is just a natural.  People come in and get their first glass of wine and enjoy our soft jazz and cocktail music, but by they end of the evening, they like it when the guitar comes out and we increase the energy.

Hire a band. Us?  Sure we’d like that.  Not us?  Someone.  There’s a lot of good ones. Don’t skimp.  I’m sure like many we offer a discount for nonprofits, but it’s still “expensive.” Our advice to you is go big or go home. Get them in the room with good live music, amazing catering, get a great, fun, pro photographer, and make sure everyone is having a good time.  We’ve seen it — the difference between someone at the end of the night throwing in an extra $100 versus a $500 to your important cause.

Now it’s time to pack up and hit the road to West Frankfort – it’s going to be a great night.

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