New Jersey’s favorite non-profit organization, Music Is The Medicine (MITM), is back hosting a benefit concert, “Beet Violence, Grow Peas,” on Saturday, August 4 with a $10 donation to benefit Providence House Domestic Violence Services (PHDVS.) The multi-act benefit concert will be held at Trinity and the Pope, 649 Mattison Avenue, in Asbury Park. The event will begin at 6:00pm with acoustic acts performing downstairs in the restaurant area where guests can relax, enjoy dinner and listen to great music. Come 10:00pm, bands will be performing for the remainder of the evening. Confirmed acts: The Amboys, The Riverwinds, Mad Feather Group, Marshland Plan, Justin& Emily (No Wine For Kittens), Anthony Walker, Midnight Poncho, Frank Lombardi, Chris Brown, Brian Leopold (The Poconos), plus special guests.

While past MITM benefit concerts have raised awareness and funds for a variety of causes, “Beet Violence, Grow Peas” is centered around nutrition as a whole and, more specifically, organic farming and the therapeutic effects it holds.  MITM believes that good nutrition is the ultimate preventative medicine and has therefore pledged to build a sustainable, organic garden at the Providence House shelter.  PHDVS provides comprehensive services for victims of domestic abuse and their children outreach offices and emergency safe houses in Burlington and Ocean Counties.

Music is the Medicine was organized two years ago by brothers Dan, Connor, and Brent Effenberger of the Asbury Park-based band The Amboys. What started in 2009 as a chat in the kitchen between three brothers has grown into a full-fledged non-profit organization. The group’s website is www.MITMfoundation.com.

For over 25 years, Providence House Domestic Violence Services has provided victims of domestic abuse and their children with an array of services such as: emergency shelter, a 24 hour hotline, counseling services, a comprehensive children’s program, a parenting education Program and a program specifically designed to assist victims age 50 and older. These services are offered free of charge and are invaluable to victims and their children who are struggling to break free from the violence in their homes. For additional information about Providence House Domestic Violence Services of Catholic Charities, please call Marcia Fishkin, Community Affairs Coordinator for PHDVS at (732) 350-2120.

For up-to-the-minute information about the “Beet Violence, Grow Peas” please visit www.facebook.com/MITMfoundation.