Jimmy Pagano Memorial Tribute Coming to America's Backyard

Photo by Judy Blem
Cherished local promoter and drummer Jimmy Pagano's life will receive a long, heartfelt look during a memorial tribute event held at America's Backyard on Sunday, June 5.

Pagano, who died in mid-April in the aftermath of a violent altercation allegedly involving this man at Fishtales Bar & Grill in Fort Lauderdale, had built a strong rapport with the local jam community as well as thousands of area music fans. With such a large group of fervid supporters, nothing smaller than the 2,200-capacity America's Backyard seemed adequate. Video screens and televisions inside will show a slide show of photographs from Pagano's life.

The event will also feature a raffle and silent auction to benefit the Jimmy Pagano Music Program and Scholarship Fund. The new charity "will offer financial assistance to student musicians and fund the music program at the Dan Marino Foundation Florida Vocational Campus, opening Fall of 2011, in Fort Lauderdale."

Additionally, funds raised from food and drink sales will go to place a memorial brick in the Fort Lauderdale Riverfront.

Check for details at Jimmy Pagano's tribute page on Facebook.

Jimmy Pagano Memorial Tribute & Benefit Event. Doors open at 4 p.m.; event begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale. No cover. Click here.

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America's Backyard

100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Music

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 I always felt that Jimmy had some kind of special love for music.  Every time I saw him, he was putting something together, Jam nights, Gigs, Food.  He always found a way to play with all kinds of different musicians....  He had a love for music, life, excitement, cooking, enjoying everyday as it came!    He shows us the beautiful person he was and maybe a little something about life. Live for what you believe in!!  His, was to bring musicians together, promote music, play as much as possible and enjoy life....  RIP Jimmy - Lori Grundman Syvante


Having a love for music as I do I feel Jimmy's love and passion for music will carry on this tribute for him will open the path for many musicians to come,you will always be remembered through the beautiful sounds of music.  

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