South Shore Conservatory’s Mad Love
Rocks On with Third Annual Music Festival
Supportive community continues tradition of celebrating young musicians
HINGHAM, MA: For the third consecutive year,
South Shore Conservatory (SSC) proudly announces Mad Love Music Festival returns
to the Jane Carr Amphitheater on Sunday, October 8, from 11 am to 5 pm at One
Conservatory Drive, Hingham. Mad Love MarquisMad Love LogoFeaturing local
musicians, food, drink and activities for the whole family, Mad Love Music
Festival has turned into an ongoing, cherished tradition allowing friends,
family and all rockers to celebrate the life of the Jodka family’s favorite
musician, David Jodka.
In 2014, the Jodka family’s life took an unexpected turn when Dave, an incredible father and musician passed away from cancer at the age of 44. Throughout his life, Dave shared his love of music whenever possible, especially with his children, some of whom are SSC students. Because of this, his family knew the best way to keep his memory alive was through music.
“Music made Dave's heart happy and our home happy - and is a powerful way for the kids and I to stay connected to him,” shares Kathleen Jodka, Dave’s wife. “Even more powerful is the unique opportunity that the Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers continues to offer local high school students. Thanks to the generosity of all Mad Love supporters, our community is witnessing the birth of Toast, one of the coolest high school rock bands ever.”
Jodka Family with Toast BandEach year, proceeds from Mad Love Music Festival support SSC’s Dave Jodka Scholarship for Future Rockers. The scholarship, which is open to high schools students on the South Shore, covers all expenses associated with performing in the band it creates, now known as Toast. Most importantly, the scholarship also funds an SSC faculty coach and other professionals who truly help the students develop together as a band.
Last year, with the help of their spectacular coach Erik Caldarone, Toast, hit the Mad Love stage performing their own original songs and demonstrating the positive impact the Mad Love community’s generosity has had on their growth as musicians.
Joining Toast to perform, this year’s talented lineup includes Dalton & the Sheriffs, The Aldous Collins Band, Adam Ezra Group, Julie Rhodes, and Ball in the House.
Mad Love Gratitude Rocks
Tickets to Mad Love Music Festival are $35 for adults, $20 for students and $10 for children. VIP tickets are also available for $100 in addition to a $50 virtual rocker ticket for fans to support Mad Love, even if they are unable to attend. To purchase tickets, learn more about Mad Love and for volunteer opportunities, visit madlovemusicfestival.org.
Mad Love Music Festival sponsors as of August 31 include: Schroders Investment Management, Oral Surgery South, The Kiernan Family, The Lynch Family, Planter Hill Properties, Christine and Michael Puzo, The Tully Avalos Family, The Bonzagni Family, Cory and Kevin Coughlin, Fruit Center Marketplace, The Holland Family, Kristina and Drew Colantonio, Longford & Company, Inc., Carol Tully, and Brian and Judith Williams. For more information on becoming a Mad Love sponsor, visit www.madlovemusicfestival.org.