June 2018 Last March, Carmel Monthly announced it had entered into an agreement with Concerts for a Cause (CFAC) to become its media sponsor for 2018. Created in 2016 by local residents Bruce Kidd and Steve Neely, CFAC produces four live music events featuring outstanding local and nationally recognized talent each year at the opulent Lucas Estate. All proceeds of ticket sales are donated to a small local not-for-profit that provides needed support to local residents. The April 7 Concert for a Cause was a sold out show with 300 concert-goers in attendance and raised $18,000 for the Little Wish Foundation. Regarding the last concert, “Fans of our headliner, Martin Sexton, came from four states to attend and 40 percent of the audience were first time attendees,” Kidd stated. “Ninety percent of the audience had never been to the Lucas Estate and it received rave reviews as a venue for our concerts. We sold 20 tickets that night to the July concert with people who really enjoyed the event.” The July 28 event will feature the four piece local acoustic band Just Push Play as the opening act. They are made up of four local business professionals who play for fun in their spare time. "The headliner is one of my personal favorite new singer songwriters - Brian Dunne,” Kidd said. “I first saw Brian Dunne perform three years ago and I was immediately impressed by the 24 year old. He is a talented song writer who paints pictures with his lyrics and an equally talented guitarist. He could be very big in the near future. Our guests at the July CFAC are going to love him". Concerts for a Cause will be donating all proceeds from ticket sales to Flight 1, an organization that supports local kids dealing with the loss of a parent or life threatening illness. The event will be at the Lucas Estate and CFAC's first outdoor concert on the beautiful pool deck pavilion. Tickets will be limited to the first 300 people and the $75 ticket includes great food, an open bar, specialty summer cocktails made by the Lucas Estate staff and two live concerts. Visit indyconcertsforacause.org for more information.