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providing purpose and opportunity

through music.

We believe that well-being begins with purpose, and that our ability to thrive as individuals depends on that of our community. We also believe that music is among the most powerful forms of human connection, and that we are all better off when we come together to listen, to dance, and to celebrate life. 

WHO WE ARE

Pete Kozak 

founder

Jon Schmarak

musical director

The Especially Everyone Ensemble

Nick Carriero

director of development

Jewels Harrison

piano / keyboards / vocals

WHAT WE DO

WHAT IS AN ESPECIALLY EVERYONE SHOW?

 

Our concert experience is designed to engage our audience, and to make live music more accessible to people that may find some elements of a traditional concert challenging, including people with special needs.

 

Our shows are earlier. Typically taking place on a weekend afternoon, we want you to be able to enjoy the whole show, and not worry about getting home too late.

 

We select our songs so that there is something for everybody, playing music across many genres and styles, while looking to promote a positive message through the music that is played. We regularly feature guests, and always try keep the show moving with high energy.

 

We want you to be part of the show! The audience will have a chance to be a part of the music at various points during the performance. You can also snap a picture at our photobooth, give a high five to our dancing robot, and sign your name on the board before you leave.

 

We make all efforts to keep the noise level at a moderate volume, but we also make noise canceling headphones and ear plugs available for anyone that is still having difficulty during the performance.

 

For anyone that may need to step away from the show, we have a designated “break area” where you can find a variety of sensory and relaxation items, as well as some free snacks and water.

 

Finally, our staff and volunteers are sure to be the friendliest people in the room. You will see us dancing around in bright red shirts, guaranteeing that YOU will not have to be the first on the dance floor! Let us know if you need anything at all – we want to make sure we are doing everything we can so that you can enjoy the show.