The Northampton Youth Commission is a group of young people between the ages of 13 - 18 who are interested in working to improve the lives of young people in the community by discussing issues of concern and working to provide solutions.
During the fall of 2006 the Northampton Youth Commission recognized a need for a youth center serving middle school students in Northampton. To raise funds for this cause the Youth Commission is throwing a benefit concert. The Main Event Benefit Concert is “for youth, by youth”. That is that the concert has been planed by, staffed by and created by youth from the musicians to the audience. Each band was hand picked out of a pool of applicants by the Youth Commission.
Three bands “Bullseye”, “Nor Whale” and “Stand up Get down” all played the event; all are composed of local student musicians.