From left to right: Michael Conroy – My Sight Notts Chief Executive, Jack Scrimshaw - visually impaired musician taking part in Tram Jam, Julie Scarle - My Sight Notts Marketing Manager and Vince Eager - 1960s pop legend who is also supporting Tram Jam.
Trams Set To ‘Rock’ In Support Of Local Charity
25 July 2017
With festival season in full swing, Nottingham’s tram network will be treating customers to a weekend of live musical performances after teaming up with a local charity.

Taking place between 10am and 7pm on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July, ‘Tram Jam’ will see bands, singers and entertainers perform onboard trams and at tram stops across the city.

The free event aims to raise awareness and funds for My Sight Nottinghamshire, a charity which works to give greater independence for visually impaired people of all ages - including providing support, advice and information as well as organising adapted leisure activities.

One act already confirmed for the weekend is pop singer Vince Eager who had a string of hit singles in the 60s and has released a number of successful studio albums in recent years. Other performances across the weekend will range from rock and Motown to choir singers.

Stephanie Moss-Pearce, NET’s Assistant Marketing Manager, said: “We’re delighted to team up with My Sight for what should be a fantastic weekend of live music and most importantly provide an opportunity help support an important local charity.

“With so many acts performing across our network there should be something for everyone to enjoy and we hope to encourage as many people as possible to come out and join in the fun.”

Representatives from My Sight Nottinghamshire will be riding on trams throughout the weekend, collecting donations and also sharing information with customers that might want to know a little bit more about the organisation’s work.

Jo Sharp Community Fundraiser at My Sight Nottinghamshire said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to be working with NET to bring this unique live music event to Nottingham’s tram network this summer. Passengers will be treated to a variety of live music from Bhangra to opera, which we hope will create a great summer vibe across the city.

“Hopefully passengers will get behind this unique event and not only enjoy the great music on offer but also dig deep and help raise funds for local blind and partially sighted people at the same time!”

My Sight would be interested in signing up other local artists who would like to get involved in the Tram Jam and rock the tram network this summer. Local musicians looking to get involved should contact Jo at My Sight Notts on 0115 9706 806.