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Clean Water Music Fest Brings Music And A Message

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It's a startling realization for us insulated Americans: diseases from unsafe water and the lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. 

A basic need we may take for granted in this country, simple clean water, can change lives around the world.

You can be part of the movement to bring clean water to developing countries at a great event happening this weekend.

The 2nd annual Clean Water Music Fest will feature local bands, a gourmet food truck court, a farmers market, plus a great silent auction and raffle. It's happening Saturday from 1 to 11 p.m. at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Local band Flagship Romance created the inaugural event last year and are hoping for an even bigger turnout this time. 

"One-hundred percent of the money raised will go toward building fresh water wells in Rwanda. That's a country where a child dies every 19 seconds due to water-borne illnesses," says Flagship Romance singer Jordyn Jackson.

You can snag a free ticket to the festival by making a donation to the cause here.

Fun Fact: If only you and a friend came out to the second annual Clean Water Music Fest, it would give one more person safe, clean drinking water for the next 20 years!

Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.