Refuge Foundation for the Arts is partnering with Jameson Music to support 10 emerging artists across the country through access to coaching from established musicians, music distribution, financial support and live performances. Jameson Music and Refuge share a similar vision of supporting artists and the pursuit of creative expression. As our first corporate partner, Jameson Music’s support will also help us strengthen our support model of helping to build sustainable, autonomous careers while nurturing the powerful intersection of art, education and environmental stewardship.

Our founder Cory hand-selects the musicians to participate in Jameson Music and performs with these artists at concerts across the country. Each artist is chosen based on musical ability, sound and demonstration of the Sine Metu philosophy through dedication to their music.

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Fifteen years after celebrating Bob Dylan’s 60th birthday by jamming with a few friends in a tiny Lower East Side bar, The Best Fests – including Dylan Fest, Petty Fest, Stones Fest, George Fest, Brian Fest and Fleetwood Mac Fest – are now a rock and roll tradition. The New York Times described The Fests as “one of the most jubilant events of the year” and Rolling Stone touted it as “an experience that is equal parts concert and celebration.”

The Best Fest travels the globe producing one of a kind all-star charity concerts, and have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity nationally. Sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, Chicago, and Dublin have featured guest performances from an incredible and diverse array of celebrities and artists including: Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Johnny Depp, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Killers, Ryan Adams, The Flaming Lips, Emmylou Harris, Kesha, Perry Farrell, Spoon, Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Ben Harper, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Ann Wilson, Jakob Dylan, Trisha Yearwood, and many more. For updates and information, please visit