Question: What beats a concert with the Court Yard Hounds?
Answer: A an outdoor concert… at a winery in Napa… that raises money for music education… with the Court Yard Hounds.
Thanks to VH1 Save The Music, Ashford University, William Hill Estate Winery, Raymond Weil, and AriZona Beverages that’s exactly what went down.
Check the video above for a recap of an amazing evening for an amazing cause.
(Photography by Ana Bravo)
Last Thursday, VH1 Save The Music teamed up with Ashford University, William Hill Estate Winery, Raymond Weil, and AriZona Beverages for an exclusive evening of fun and music in Napa, CA.
The event, which featured a killer live show by the Court Yard Hounds, raised money and awareness for music education in schools.
If you weren’t lucky enough to attend, you can relive the highlights through the photo gallery above. Better yet, go to VH1 Save The Music and find out how you too can support music education.
(The Court Yard Hounds: Martie Maguire-left, Emily Robison-right)
On a breezy night in Napa, just after the sun had gone to bed, the Court Yard Hounds took the stage at Noteworthy to do their part for music eduction.
Most people go to Napa to enjoy world-class wine and stunning vistas. When VH1 Save The Music Foundation is on the scene, there’s always more to it than getting tipsy at happy hour.
If you’ve been watching VH1 for awhile, you’re likely aware of the profound efforts of VH1 Save The Music. The nonprofit organization is dedicated to restoring music education programs in public schools, which as we all know, are taking hit after hit in the funding department these days.
Save the Music hooked up with a number of artists, including The Fray, for an initiative that will put a chunk of cash back into the coffers. What’s the easiest way to send a message these days? Texting. What’s a simple amount of to share, even in these economically challenging times? $5. Their Text To Give campaign asks that you donate a fiver via phone by texting SAVE to 84465.
Save the Music will match the first $30,000 in donations. The money will go to the Denver Public School system. Yep, the Fray got their start in the Rocky Mountain state. It all comes back. C’mon everyone, especially our Colorado peeps, grab your wallet and use your thumbs.
WATCH MUSIC VIDEOS BY THE FRAY
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SAVE THE MUSIC
All year long Save the Music is on case, putting music back in the public schools, where budget cuts have ravaged the arts. They’re doing the work of heroes, as are those who throw in with STM’s efforts, like a guy by the name of John Mayer. Each year the singer packs up a bunch of pals and goes on an nautical adventure called the MayerCraft Cruise. Before they leave port this time around, they’re having themselves a big bash that will fuel some of Save The Music’s 2009 initiatives.
The “One Splendid Evening” concert features Gavin Rossdale, O.A.R, Sara Bareilles, Guster, Erin McCarley, and DJ Logic. It’s being held on March 26, on the Carnival Splendor, docked at the Port of San Pedro in Los Angeles. Tickets are available at Save The Music.
BUT WAIT, THAT’S NOT ALL…
More Save The Music fundraising is taking place in Chicago and Los Angeles. Common and Biz Markie are connecting to celebrate the power of technology at the Musicology 101 event, which “celebrate human potential” and showcases the Windows Experience Lounge.? For ticket info head to the Hard Rock Cafe Web site.
Monday, March 16 – Hard Rock Cafe Citywalk, Hollywood, California? (8 pm – 12 am)
Monday, April 6 – Hard Rock Cafe, Chicago? (8 pm – 12 am)