A Night of Live Music to Eradicate Silence

This April we collaborated with Berklee College of Music and Berklee’s Bridge the Gap club to put on an incredible live show in support of Time’s Up.

Founded on January 1st 2018, Time’s Up is a movement against sexual assault and was created by women in the entertainment industry, both nationally and internationally. As many of our creators on the JSJ Events crew work within, and are passionate about the entertainment industry, we knew we had to be a part of the voice for change.

Powered by women, TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential.

Miette Hope 

Miette Hope, 21 year old singer-songwriter,opened the show and captivated the audience with her personal lyrics and infectious melodies... She performed some of her more popular tunes, “Spring” and “My Love” and her solo performance broke down the barrier that is created between a full band and the audience. Miette sang new material that we didn’t know we needed until she started singing; in the spirit of celebrating and empowering women, Miette performed her acoustic arrangement of Beyonce’s “Halo” and left us speechless. Miette’s energy moved, grooved, and swayed the crowd; she set the atmosphere for the rest of the evening.

Photo By:   Johnny Amadeo

Photo By: Johnny Amadeo

The major take-home-stats the audience were presented with include, but are not limited to:

“1 in 3 women ages 18 to 34 have been sexually harassed at work. 71% of those women said they did not report it.”
“More than one-third of the world’s countries do not have any laws prohibiting sexual harassment at work - leaving nearly 235 million working women vulnerable in the workplace.”
“Nearly 50% of men think women are well-represented in leadership in companies where only one in ten senior leaders is a woman.”

Photo By:   Johnny Amadeo

Photo By: Johnny Amadeo

After intermission we welcomed Claire Bryant and The Babes and their electric performance of original music. Claire’s most recent single, “Thank U (4 The Jacket)” was a bold statement that fit perfectly with the theme of the evening and had the audience singing along by the second chorus. Her band, The Babes, were so locked-in that at one point during their set, I thought they must’ve been playing to a track (spoiler: they weren’t… they’re just that good). We danced, we sang and we laughed - Claire Bryant and The Babes were there to let us know that Time, is really Up now.

We put on this event not only to raise money, but to raise awareness of the ongoing campaign to end sexual assault in the workplace. On behalf of JSJ Events, we want to thank everyone who came out to support the cause and who made the atmosphere as fun, welcoming and inspiring as it was. Huge shout out to Berklee College of Music, Bridge the Gap, and all of the artists who brought this event to life.

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By: Grace Gilbert-Walters