Following the sudden passing of influential seacoast musician, Jeff Bibbo, the community is invited to share in a celebration of life, which will begin at 3pm at the Stone Church on Sunday, March 4. There will be no formal services open to the public, so this is the opportunity to mourn with fellow fans, family, and friends.
Groovechild cofounder and lead guitarist, Bryan Killough, has expressed that the gathering at the Stone Church will be a chance for people to mingle, speak, and play music in memory of Bibbo. It’s an apt location given the inherent history of Groovechild getting it’s start in Newmarket – the fair town located along the Lamprey River. This celebration of life is free and open to the public, and the venue and will be “business as usual,” offering bar and restaurant services to patrons related and/or unrelated to the event.
At 7pm the weekly open mic jam hosted by Dave Ogden will commence, and also act as a vehicle for people wishing to continue the memorial and celebrate Bibbo’s life in song throughout the entirety of the evening.
“We’re grateful for the constant outpouring of love and support we’ve received since the news of Jeff’s passing shocked us all last Saturday,” said Killough. “We figured this was the easiest way to enable all that wish to celebrate Jeff amongst a crowd of fellow peers who are grieving this tremendous loss. We extend our deepest gratitude to the Stone Church for allowing us to host this gathering and look forward to congregating in unison to share stories and song about our friend.”
Jeff Bibbo passed away on Saturday, February 24. He was 45 years old.
The Stone Church is located at 5 Granite Street, Newmarket, NH 03857.
For further information and to stay connected visit the newly created memorial page, www.facebook.com/OurFriendJeff