Great things come from small dreams.
“I had a dream that I was dancing under my disco ball, with musicians everywhere, dancing for 24 hours for Mother Earth,” said Erica Cobb Jarman, owner of Savannah vintage clothing store House of Strut.
She said when she woke up, the dream was so vivid that it stuck in her mind.
She noted that she’s been more concerned about the environment these days and wanted to do something about it. She approached local artist and DJ Jose Ray to help her punch holes in the idea.
“I have these crazy ideas and I need people to bring me back to earth,” she said. “They help me to see what is possible and not possible with the idea.”
Jarman said she wanted to host the event in April in light of Earth Day. She said Ray thought the idea was possible, but would need to think it through.
Jacob Oblander, outreach coordinator for the Savannah Riverkeeper, said his goal this year includes developing more events with the art community.
“We want to connect the community with the Savannah Riverkeeper. It was really exciting when they reached out to us,” Oblander said. “It is a big deal when someone reaches out to us.”
He added that this is a great opportunity to introduce the Savannah Riverkeeper to a younger audience.
“We need to work with a younger crowd who want to help clean up the river and kayak on the river,” he said.
Along with the 24 featured bands, musicians and DJs, the Non Stop Boogie Drop also paired up with community partners to help raise money for the Savannah Riverkeeper.
“With us being near the coast, having the beach and being able to go out to the river kayaking, and being able to do all of that amazing outdoor stuff, we have to take care of our water,” Wiggins said.
Jarman added: “The people of Savannah come together to help support charities, and it is beautiful that they help.”
IF YOU GO
What: Non Stop Boogie Drop
When: 9 p.m. April 7 to 9 p.m. April 8
Where: House of Strut, 17 W. 41st St.
6-9 p.m.: Sponsor Party with The Sound Experiment
9 p.m.: Jameson the 3rd
10 p.m.: Ambrose
11 p.m.: Street Clothes
Midnight: The Train Wrecks
1 a.m.: Jose Ray
2 a.m.: Obamabo
3 a.m.: Jacob Edward Evans
4 a.m.: Blissfall
5 a.m.: Lotion In The Basket
6 a.m.: Lotion In The Basket
7 a.m.: The Flying Bacon Cheeseburgers
8 a.m.: 7’ Clarence
9 a.m.: BiRDPERSON
10 a.m.: Honeycutt
11 a.m.: Ben Keiser Blues Band with Sista Rae Rae and Erica Franklin
1 p.m.: Laiken Love
2 p.m.: Arenaissance
3 p.m.: Anders Band & Igor
4 p.m.: Twisty Cats
5 p.m.: Clouds & Satellites
6 p.m.: DBZ BassJunkie
7 p.m.: Lo’ Kuntry
8 p.m.: BooDoo
9 p.m.: Shines of the Sun