Creedence Clearwater Revisited to Headline a ‘Concert for a Cause’ to Benefit the Museum of Making Music and Friends of San Pasqual Academy

-Funds raised to support music instruction and programs for foster youth-

May 14, 2019

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) and Friends of San Pasqual Academy have joined forces to present the iconic sounds of Creedence Clearwater Revisited on Wednesday, September 25, at the Belly Up Tavern, in Solana Beach, CA. The evening will feature the group’s founding members, Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford, backed by their full band singing time-honored hits like “Born on the Bayou,” “Down on the Corner” and “Susie Q.” Proceeds from the evening will support each organization’s creative work to prepare at-risk youth for lifelong success and will highlight the organizations’ shared belief in music making as a positive force for people of all ages.

“In the cause of benefiting society and those we serve with the healing power of music, we are thrilled to partner with Friends of San Pasqual Academy. And, we are honored and excited to celebrate our causes with the iconic sounds of the Creedence Clearwater Revisited as part of this annual funding event,” said Carolyn Grant, Executive Director of the Museum of Making Music.

"Music today is everywhere and plays a fundamental role in all aspects of life. A magical language, music is one of our oldest forms of communication. It resonates with life itself, like a heartbeat providing a rhythm that is uniquely comforting. This is why all cultures use music to convey stories, emotions, history, religion and so much more. Music provides a powerful avenue through which we remember past events,keeping people connected to the wider world and stimulating their minds and emotions. We’re honored to be part of this great tradition,"offered band members Stu Cook and Doug “Cosmo” Clifford.

Recently, the MoMM launched an intensive one-on-one music program at San Pasqual Academy. The program is a musical component of San Pasqual’s robust work to assist foster teens in their endeavor to become confident, productive, contributing, educated, successful adults.The music program provides individual lessons, group steel pan drumming workshops, and opportunities to explore the larger world of music making and careers in the industry. Money raised at this event will undergird these efforts as well as the Museum’s additional annual investment of over $100,000 in support of educational tours for Title 1 schools, and hands-on music programs for thousands of adults, seniors, students, and children from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. 

Creedence Clearwater Revisited was formed in the mid-90s with Cook and Clifford at the helm. The groups’ 1998 live recording of Recollectionhit Platinum status. Since then, the band has regularly played across America and abroad. The concert will mark one of the band’s final performances before entering retirement. The full band will also include lead guitarist Kurt Griffey (Eagles, Foreigner, the Moody Blues), lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist Dan McGuiness, and multi-instrumentalist Steve Gunner.


Concert for a Cause Featuring Creedence Clearwater Revisited

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

7:00 PM

Belly Up Tavern

143 S. Cedros Ave.

Solana Beach, CA 92075

Tickets can be purchased here:

About the Museum of Making Music

Museum of Making Music presents the storied history of musical instruments and products - from the invention to creation, to market - as its canvas to enrich people of all ages and backgrounds. They do this by offering educational immersion opportunities, exhibitions, hands-on experiences, and live performances that inform and inspire while demonstrating how musical instruments impact popular culture and connect lives.

A division of the NAMM Foundation, the Museum opened at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) headquarters in March 2000 and is the only museum of the music products industry, and the only museum worldwide that focuses on the ecosystem of music making from 1900 to present day.

For details on the Museum’s concerts, exhibits, workshops, and outreach programs, please visit

About NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation's efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.