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By Andrea Papagianis
Going along with the event’s name, attendees of the Dana Point Food, Wine and Music Festival are being asked to bring along used musical instruments to help local students in need.
The local nonprofit Acoustic for a Change will be accepting instruments at the Saturday, June 21 event, which runs from noon to 7 p.m. at Sea Terrace Park.
The organization, started by husband and wife team Arturo and Susan Echarte, collects various instruments, refurbishes everything from guitars to flutes and donates the instruments to local students and organizations. Their goal: to change the lives of local children through music.
Those making instrument donations will receive a special gift and Arturo will be playing music throughout the festival. Instruments from bass to violins will be accepted and large instrument donations, like pianos and drum sets, can be arranged for pick up.
To find out more about Acoustic for a Change, visit www.acousticforachange.com.