This foundation was started after a close friend of our Downtown Lynn neighbors, Michael and Cheryl Crounse, passed away in 2005. Despite the support of his family and friends he lost his battle with addiction and took his own life. Needless to say it devastated them. The circle of friends he left behind were all very close and now find themselves all back in the New England area.
They've had 2 outdoor concerts in 06 and 09 where they raised funds to buy the Newburyport High School Band much needed equipment; a drum set, a base amp, a repair kit, and music. They are a 501(c)(3) and are currently having small fundraisers like the one at Turbine in order to gain more support, exposure and experience for future events.
The website http://www.
recurringdreamfoundation.org/ has more info about the mission and about Jim. Jim was a very passionate person, with life, work, hobbies, and pretty much anything else.
The premise of the Recurring Dream Foundation is based on providing opportunities for children and young adults to develop a love for music. We believe that music is a powerful vehicle for the expression of one’s soul and provides the opportunity to generate positive energy to influence the world we live in. It is our goal to enhance as many lives as possible by creating positive musical experiences in as many ways as we may dream. Our vision includes the organization of recurring musical events which benefit programs that provide musical opportunities to the youth of our communities. All of our actions are driven by the desire to emulate the passion for music that poured out of Jim Esoldo, and to instill this passion in others.
If you're around on Saturday night, check this out. I believe a lot of folks from the Downtown are going to this and will be a lot of fun. See you there! RSVP to the Recurring Dream Foundation Fundraiser on Facebook.