|Dave Sills performs on Aug. 29 at the Peg Bond Center in Batavia as part of a tribute concert to the late musician Michael Heaton. || || |
A few of Michael Heaton's musician friends performed Aug. 29 at the Peg Bond Center in Batavia as part of a tribute concert to the late musician. The concert capped a fundraising effort by family, friends and fans to create a permanent plaque at the Peg Bond Center that will highlight Heaton's life, music and philanthropy, as well as create a Michael Heaton musical scholarship, which will be awarded annually to a local student.
The scholarship will provide the student with a new guitar and a year of guitar and songwriting lessons. Rick Cremer of North Aurora-based Cremer Guitarworks is supplying the guitars, and Jeff Matters of Music Matters School of Music in Batavia is providing the lessons. The scholarship will be managed by the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence.