So, Playing for Change is now a foundation that is "dedicated to connecting the world through music by providing resources to musicians and their communities around the world." Yes. Also amazing. Sign me up.
The first Playing for Change Day is happening this year on Sept. 17th (now you get the whole last-minute part, right?). It is "a global day of action where musicians of all varieties perform on stages, cafés, city squares, and street corners worldwide and raise money to bring music into the lives of young people." The money raised from events on Playing for Change Day will go to building music schools, establishing music and arts programs, buying instruments, and connecting kids and their communities.
So, I clearly just found out about this, but I'm excited. And I hope you are too. It's late to put together a really effective on-land event, but, dear musician type folks, it is not too late to make something awesome happen online.
Care to join me in putting together an as-yet undefined worldwide music something on Sept. 17th? Get in touch! Email, Twitter, leave your thoughts in the comments, whatever. Let's make this happen.