Rock legends and Hall of Famers are coming together once again to do what they love for music education. Play it Forward III will happen this Sunday Jan. 20th at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle. This is the third Play it Forward event for musicians and music lovers who want to show their support for a noble cause.
Like Play it Forward I and II, this event will be hosted by Music Aid Northwest and feature performances from local rock icons as well as emerging artists, who are graciously donating their time and talents for this special night.
Recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and founding members of Heart, Roger Fisher Steve Fossen and Mike Derosier, with their new project, Heart by Heart (Which also includes: Somar Macek, Randy Hansen, and Andy Baldwin)
Also on the bill....
• Alan White (Yes)
• John Popper (Blues Traveler)
• Lee Oskar (War)
• Lynn Sorensen (Bad Company / Paul Rogers Band)
Doors open at 6:00pm and the show starts at 7:00pm. Tickets for the concert are available here.
A champion of music education....
Music Aid Northwest has been involved in helping evangelize music education since 2006, as well as assisting in fund raising for disaster relief and other benevolence projects.
In May of 2011, Governor Christine Gregoire signed House Bill 1329, also known as “The Music License Plate Bill." The bill made it possible to create and sell special “Music Matters” license plates to benefit music education programs in state schools.
Concerts like Play it Forward and Synergia Northwest played an important role in raising awareness and money of special license plates which became available to the public last January. The plates cost around $40 the first year and about $30 for renewal, on top of the regular license tab fees.
The manifestation of these special license plates was a result of a collective community effort. Members and associates of the not for profit organization, Music Aid Northwest have been working hard over the course of the last few years to raise money and awareness for the bill and to get the plates into the hands of Washington State drivers.
About Music Aid Northwest…
Their mission is to provide funds for people in need by bringing business and community organizations together with the talent and resources of the Northwest music industry. Through our charitable efforts the organization is committed to will enhancing and promoting music awareness and performance throughout the Northwest region.
According to Alan White, “Music plays an integral part in our society and is proven to be invaluable in the lives of our children and the education of our youth. Music Aid Northwest is working to raise awareness of this fact and this event is part of that effort. Join us in supporting the Washington Music Educators Association in helping to make this opportunity available to all students in Washington State.”
Music Aid Northwest Board President Bob Tomberg, also manager of Shelley and the Curves, has this to say about the organization: “We are bringing together all levels of musicians to benefit music education in the region. There will be international rock stars and some you may not know performing for a common cause. I encourage everyone to come out and see "Play it Forward" as I am sure this will be a once in a lifetime musical experience.”
Music Aid Northwest Board Vice President Reek Havok pointed out that: “Support for Music education is at the heart of what Music Aid Northwest is all about. Many of us and other musicians throughout the area got our start with exposure to music in school. Unfortunately, funding for music education and appreciation has been severely cut over the years and this is our way to help support to continuation and reintroduction of these programs. This is the first event for us in partnering with the "JamDawgs". We both have similar missions and the promise of this and future partnerships with them is exciting.”
To learn more about Music Aid Northwest, please visit: http://www.musicaidnorthwest.org/
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