01 Musicians For Musicians - Benefit Concert 2020

The star-studded Musicians for Musicians Benefit Concert 2020 - labelled “A Concert to Heal” - is in aid of musicians engulfed in misery.

The eight-hour concert on 15 March 2020 begins 3pm at the Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Tickets priced at RM100 each and corporate tables at RM5,000 for a table of 10 will be on sale at AirAsia RedTix website.

The concert will showcase 30 eclectic acts comprising some 100 musicians who had performed at celebrated clubs, hotels and pubs in the 1970s and 1980s.

Targeting 5,000 young and elder music lovers, the event will be the biggest reunion of Malaysia’s top bands, duos and soloists from those golden eras.

It is an initiative of Musicians for Musicians, the engine of Persatuan Pemuzik Tempatan Selangor (PPTS), a newly formed not-for-profit association spearheaded by professionals driven by a love for music and a sense of duty and caring.

PPTS that has a nationwide membership – with an annual fee of RM50 - hopes to raise RM500,000 from the fundraiser toward its goal to change and refresh the lives of desperate musicians.

The gripping stories of distressed musicians tell of passionate careers and creative triumphs interrupted by illnesses, mishaps, age-related conditions, family tragedies, homelessness and genuine poverty.

Event patron Tan Sri Syed Yusof Syed Nasir Syed Yusof said he would assist PPTS to engage the Ministry of Health to explore ways to provide musicians – including the current crop - medical aid including health insurance.

He also offered to initiate discussions with the Ministry of Housing and Local Government on housing assistance for homeless musicians.

Tan Sri Syed Yusof hoped Tourism Malaysia would respond positively to PPTS’ request to include the concert in the Visit Malaysia 2020 calendar as it was one facet of the country’s rich cultural and music heritage.

He said he was confident the concert will relay the message of love and hope loud for others, not just musicians.

“When love and hope manifest, it does wonders for the world and humanity,” he said.

Love and hope can inspire a turning point and offer a second chance to those in need, he said.
PPTS president and organising committee chairman Francis Danker said:

“The concert is part of our efforts to help performers in clubs, hotels and pubs to live an independent life, enjoy a decent standard of living and help them sustain their creative lives.

“In our mission to change the lives of helpless musicians, we will ensure only deserving cases benefit from the fund governed by a dedicated panel.”

Danker mooted the idea for the Musicians for Musicians festival more than a year ago on a platform of self-reflection and togetherness to serve the greater good of musicians in distress through celebration.

“The selfless spirit of the performers, including 10 living abroad, who are taking time off to reunite with bands that they were with in the 70s and 80s, is exemplary.

“The generosity of sponsors and voluntarism of PPTS members speak volumes of their heartwarming compassion and kindness toward the cause,” he said.

Key sponsors to date are Mines International Exhibition & Convention Centre, AirAsia, AirAsia RedTix, Memories Entertainment, Audio Synergy, Hard Rock Café Kuala Lumpur and Free Malaysia Today News.


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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here is an overview of the frequently asked questions about this event. If you have any queries that you don’t see below then please get in touch via chat. Just click the red message icon in the bottom right hand corner of this page.

Will RM100 ticket holders be in a standing zone?

No. It’s a full-seater affair with 12 people to each table.
It’s for this reason we encourage people to come in groups of 12 and get a table reserved.
Each reserved table will bear the name of the person or company that had made the reservation. It’s yours from the start until the end of the concert.
You can come at anytime you choose. But please come.
That’s not possible because those who buy tickets early will be allocated tables in the front. And since it’s a full table seating, standing in front of the stage is not allowed.
Eight big LED screens all around the venue will help with viewing.
An hour before the show begins at 2pm should do. There are three entrances for the Golden Hearts Section, Reserved Tables and General Admission (free seating for those with no table reservations).
Simple: If you bought the ticket online, produce the letter from the ticketing agent, AirAsia RedTix at the ticket counter, collect your ticket and get tagged with a wristband. If you already have the ticket, produce it at the counter and collect your wristband.
Yes, but don’t remove your wristband.
It’s where those who take a table for 10 at RM5000, sponsors and VVIPs will be seated.
Make it a family outing. Bring your children to see the musicians who provided the entertainment at your wedding or other memorable events. Bring your grandkids to see grandpa or grandma rock the stage.
Only admission for children below two years old is free.
It’s a music festival where you buy coupons to tuck into a wide array of food and beverages. Each booklet has a value of RM50 in denominations of RM10 and RM5.
There will be a merchandise booth selling various items for gents and ladies.
We will soon make it available over: www.airasiaredtix.com https://www.facebook.com/Musicians-for-Musicians-Malaysia-110341167086130/ https://instagram.com/musiciansformusiciansmalaysia?igshid=16z66ym32fh53
Please dance away. How can you refrain from dancing to the infectious music from the 70s and 80s and the energetic performers?
Go ahead and record what you like. You can also make a booking for the official video recording of the concert by the organiser, Persatuan Pemuzik Tempatan Selangor.
Yes. You can take pictures with your family, relatives and friends at a booth. And if you are lucky with the legendary musicians.
Parking is not a problem and it will be at a reasonable flat rate, to be determined soon. However, please consider e-hailing cab service or car-pooling for convenience.

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