If the Town of Mammoth pushes enforcement of a business tax on local artists and musicians, they may actually lose money on public performances. That’s what locals have said publicly and privately. The president of the Music Society of the Eastern Sierra says there is support for a tax exemption for artists.
This issue will come up when the Town Council meets November 5th. Music Society president Stephanie Everson has urged the public to attend the meeting and support the arts.
Everson said that the arts can thrive and grow in Mammoth if artists and musicians can get out from under the prospect of business taxes for their occasional performances.
Speaking of support for art, local musicians have put together the third annual fundraiser for Mammoth Schools’ Music Department. It’s called Mammoth Rocks. A jazz dinner starts the evening at 7:30, October 18th at Whiskey Creek, Mammoth.
Tickets cost $10 or 2 for $15 in advance. Buy them at Whiskey Creek, Hollie’s Pilates or from your favorite local musician. Following the jazz dinner, the local bands Almost Famous and Lava Moon will perform.
For more info, call David Cummings of Almost Famous at 402-2171.
It’s all about the kids of the community and their desires to learn and perform music.