Press release - October 21, 2005
Event Announcement
The 2005 Amy Fedel Memorial Concert and Fundraiser

The 2005 Amy Fedel Memorial Concert will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2005. The concert will be held at the Green Wood location of the First United Methodist Church, 1001 Green Road, Ann Arbor. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. with a 20 minute set of children's music.

The concert is a benefit for the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIA-MI) and Michigan Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and is being sponsored by the Amy and Lisa Fund.

Music will be provided by Mike Fedel and Friends, featuring local musicians Mark Brokaw, Kahle Strickland, Mike Johnson. Invited guests include Jeff Crause, Tony Fahmie, Patti Jarosz, Katie Geddes, Deb Gerber, Goran Kecman, Laura Massaro, and Deb Wood. The show will start with a 20-minute children's set, followed by a variety of acoustic and electric songs by the band and special guests. The show will also feature the Singalong Jukebox, a segment during which the audience selects from a list of singalong songs led by the band.

Suggested donation is $10.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. Please make your donations at the concert site. Donations can be cash or check (made out to either MBIA or MADD). Donations to either organization are tax-deductible. Advance reservations can be made by calling (734) 998-0360.

Green Wood is located on the North-East side of Ann Arbor at 1001 Green Road (South of Plymouth and just West of US-23). For more information, directions, or other questions, phone (734) 998-0360. Please do not call the Green Wood site, they won't have the details.

Brain Injury Association of Michigan - The website for the Michigan BIA is

Michigan MADD - The wedbsite for MADD is

Amy and Lisa

Amy Fedel was 8 years old when her family's van was hit by a drunk driver in the summer of 1998. She died of massive head injuries. Her sister Lisa suffered a closed-head injury and was in a coma for two weeks. She has made a wonderful recovery but still experiences seizures as a result of her head injuries. She is in eighth grade now and enjoys writing and playing the violin. More information on the family can be found at

The concert is being produced by the Amy and Lisa Fund. The Fund was established with donations from hundreds of people who read about the family's situation and wanted to help them get back on their feet. The first concert was held in 1999 and helped fund the first year of the Amy Fedel Memorial Reading Program as well as generating donations for MADD. Over the last 6 years, the events have raised over $1,500 for MADD and the Brain Injury Association of Michigan.

Sponsors and Involvement

We always welcome volunteers for a variety of tasks the night of the show, primarily for setup before and cleanup after. Volunteers can contact Mike Fedel at [info removed for SPAM]

The concert itself is being produced by the Amy and Lisa Fund. Anyone interested in helping offset the costs is welcome to contact Mike Fedel at xxx

Press release submitted by: Mike Fedel xxx