Community led concert raises money for beloved island resident

SA complete community run concert is helping raise money for a beloved Island resident this weekend. 

The Livingston Music Festival is taking over St. Thomas Saturday, June 1 with live music and games from 4pm until 10pm. 

Flip Flop Fugitive is the latest band to sign on.  Also performing between 4 and 10 p.m at Montessori School soccer field will be Jon Gazi, Lourdes and the Switch, 3rd String All Stars, The United Jazz Foundation, The Rum Syndicate, After Irma along with DJ NedHed. Over 500 guests are anticipated.

All money raised will be used to support Dr. Mark Livingston’s ongoing rehabilitation.

Livingston has been battling heart problems for nearly two years and suffered a debilitating stroke. 

His health insurance failed to cover all of the procedures and therapy required to get him back to health. 

On top of that the family lost their home in the 2017 hurricanes just a month before Livingston underwent open heart surgery. 

15- months later, during *another open heart surgery Livingston suffered *another stroke. 

Artist and family friend Amy Gibbs along with Pam Engle organized the concert fundraiser in a hurry. 

“He is at a critical stage of therapy,” Gibbs said. “The next stage of treatment as recommended by his team is an intensive, highly specialized program featuring six hours of rehabilitation work a day in a clinic setting.”

But this comes at a price: $1500-$1700 a day.

“We don’t have time to waste,” she said. Gibbs hopes to raise $150,000 to cover the recommended three-month program.

Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation should make a check out to St. Thomas Reform Church and in the memo section note: for Mark Livingston.  

Tickets for the concert are $35 for adults and $10 for children. Concert-goers are asked to park at St. Thomas Swimming Association parking lot in Estate Nazareth.  Shuttles will be available from there to the event.

The fundraiser concert sponsored by over twenty major companies, with main title sponsors: ProSolar Systems, Southern Glazers Wine and Spirits, Bellows International and West Indies Company. 

Activities and music begin at 4 p.m. June 1 at Montessori School soccer field. Children activities such as face painting, bounce house and crafts will also be available. Community members are invited to bring their blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the concert.

For further information contact Amy Gibbs at 340-514-5257 or Pamela Engle (