The David Fernandez Songwriter Salute Series began in 2007 in Fernandez’s backyard with the intent to highlight singer-songwriters that he admired.
With the help of his Worship Band at church, some of his musician friends began one of seven salutes for this event beginning from Bob Dylan to the most recent salute event of Elton John.
In July of 2008 Fernandez passed away due to a sudden heart attack leaving close friend Matt Lincoln and many other friends continuing on his event that he started.
“That’s what Dave inspired in us is the desire to know more about these artist and to really develop an appreciation through playing music and performing it,” said Matt Lincoln organizer of this event.
“To me Dave is here in spirit and we celebrate his memory and honor him as we continue to do this event and continue to do work here in the community,” said musician Phil Hyland.
The David Fernandez Songwriter Salute Series also supports many local charities and groups including on this day the Hart High School cheer team and the Bridge To Home shelter.
To learn more how to donate to Bridge To Home visit www.btohome.com