Soak in the Soulful Vibes at the 2nd Annual Rhythm Factory Gospel Lunch

(1888PressRelease) The I Love Music Foundation Benefit Concert Aims to Strike a Harmonious Chord for Jacksonville Area School Music Programs.

The I Love Music Foundation is about to hit the high notes with its highly anticipated 2nd annual Rhythm Factory Gospel Lunch benefit concert, set to captivate music lovers and advocates alike at the Rhythm Factory Event Complex on November 12, 2023. This event is not just about melodies but also about a powerful message—highlighting the significance of music education. The lineup includes Gospel recording artists Yarden Iman and El Jerome Battle, along with captivating performances by some of the brightest talents from local school music programs.

Prepare to laugh, groove, and be inspired, as the concert will be impeccably hosted by the uproariously funny comic, FUNNY BONE.

Get Your Groove On! Secure Your Tickets Today
Tickets to this one-of-a-kind musical feast are available for $25 and $35, and they are your golden passes to an unforgettable afternoon. You can grab your tickets at or

Music Education: A Note-Worthy Cause
Beyond its harmonious melodies, the I Love Music Foundation was founded with a noble mission: to champion music education and raise awareness within the communities it touches. Frank Williams, a Hall of Fame band director from Drum Corps International, underscores the critical importance of sustaining music programs in schools. He acknowledges that studies indicate that engagement in music programs significantly boosts academic achievement, especially in reading and math. In an era where these programs face unprecedented challenges, creative fundraising initiatives like this concert have emerged as lifelines to ensure the continuity of music education.

A Symphony of Talent
The concert commences at 2 p.m., and at its heart is the resplendent Yarden Iman. Hailing from the musical hotbed of North Florida, she is a true creative kingdom music virtuoso. With deep roots in the South, Yarden weaves the magic of her southern soul, drawing inspiration from luminaries like Jekalyn Carr, The Walls Group, and the ethereal melodies of Jhene Aiko. Her music is a manifestation of her unwavering passion, steadfast faith, and relentless work ethic, creating an experience that resonates with the very essence of her spirit.

Also gracing the stage is EL Jerome Battle, a recording artist from Jacksonville, FL. His sultry baritone register infuses R&B and jazz notes into his music, reflecting influences from legends such as Luther Vandross, Reverend James Cleveland, Will Downing, Richard Smallwood, Lou Rawls, and Al Jarreau. His performance promises to be an extraordinary journey through the soulful sounds of love and life.

Moreover, the Gospel Lunch promises to be an event of inspiration and enlightenment. Expect to hear touching testimonials from students, artists, politicians, and business leaders, all united in celebrating the profound impact of music education. For the bravest souls in the audience, there’s even a musical competition, where two volunteers will face off in an extemporaneous performance following a 15-minute music lesson. Get ready to witness raw talent in action!

About the I Love Music Foundation
The I Love Music Foundation orchestrates concerts and music-based events that resonate with a shared purpose – the promotion and support of music education. In response to the budget cuts that have threatened the existence of school music programs, the I Love Music Foundation was born in 2011, offering high schools a chance to raise both funds and awareness, becoming self-reliant and self-sustaining. From its humble origins in Jacksonville, Fla., the foundation has expanded its musical influence throughout the entire eastern region. The I Love Music Tour, an initiative of the I Love Music Foundation, is a nonprofit organization established in 2007 by Michael Butler and Bill Cottam. To explore more about the I Love Music Tour and the I Love Music Foundation, or to discover how you can bring a tour event to your community, please visit or

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Michael Butler
michael ( @ ) ilovemusictour dot com

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