Lafayette, IN rock band donates $1,500 to community organizations through #philanthrocky initiative


June IND bandmates Chris June and Emily Larimer launched their #philanthrocky Music for a Cause initiative in August 2020 to make their music work for the community during the pandemic by supporting Greater Lafayette, Indiana organizations addressing issues related to arts access, diversity, education, the environment, equality, homelessness, human rights, hunger and social justice.

Without playing any in-person shows, the rock duo raised over $1,500 from music sales, streams and tips to support the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI), Food Finders Food Bank, Greater Lafayette Immigrant Allies (GLIA), LTHC Homeless Services, the Greater Lafayette Legal Defense Fund, the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation After School Arts Program, Purdue Black Cultural Center, YWCA Greater Lafayette, HomesteadCS, the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County, Pride Lafayette and NICHES Land Trust.

Since the annual campaign is over and the pandemic is not, Chris and Emily are committing to another year of support.

Aligning with American Artist Appreciation Month, the #philanthrocky beneficiary for August 2021 is the Songwriters Association of Mid-North Indiana (SAMI). Through various programs including workshops, showcases, monthly meetings, scholarships and the new Rec Room Recording studio, SAMI promotes education, encouragement, networking and development of songwriters in mid-north Indiana.

Join June IND’s effort to help SAMI help songwriters:

Details on additional non-profit beneficiaries and further efforts and events to support them will be forthcoming. For more information, message June IND on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About June IND

Two shots of optimism are most welcome today, especially from Lafayette, Indiana rock duo June IND. The band consisting of decades-long friends and collaborators Chris June and Emily Larimer recently released “First Annual Meeting of Optimists Vols. 1 and 2,” two EPs recorded at a time when you could do that without trepidation, and single “Come to Hand” in times of concern. Under the guidance of Dan Precision (Rise Against, 88 Fingers Louie, The Mound Builders) at The Bomb Shelter Recording Studio in Chicago, June IND’s anthemic tunes explode with captivating hooks and tightly harmonized vocals. More at