Come and experience a great night of music for a cause with two very talented bands from the Pacific North West. Seattle’s Curtains for You, who have just released their third album, will be supported by Portland’s rising star Kelli Schaefer to benefit Arts Corps at one of Seattle’s most majestic live music venues, The Columbia City Theater.
Arts Corps mission is to promote student learning through nationally recognized arts education programs, community collaboration and advocacy. Arts Corps was founded in 2000 to address the inequities in our educational system that limit opportunities for low-income and underserved youth. Each year, they bring dynamic arts learning programs to more than 2,000 young people at 40 schools, community centers, residential treatment centers and low income housing sites. Their classes are proven to build creative habits such as imagining possibilities, reflection, persistence, critical thinking, discipline skills that are increasingly tied to student achievement in school and to college and career readiness. This Gigs4Good concert will directly support Arts Corps’ arts education program for youth. Arts Corps offers subsidies of up to 40% to the majority of our partners – schools and community centers serving primarily youth who qualify for free- and reduced-price lunch. The rest of our costs must be raised through private funds. At Arts Corps, they know that creativity is opportunity. Together, we can give young people their opportunity to soar.
Curtains For You, a five-piece band from Seattle, harmonize thoughtful lyrics over upbeat piano and ragtime tinged pop. They have just released their 3rd full-length album, After Nights Without Sleep on the independent label Spark and Shine. The band has been hard at work in 2011, opening a sold-out show for The Head and the Heart, playing throughout the region from Portland to Bellingham, making their debut television performance on New Day Northwest, receiving regular airplay from KEXP and headlining their own sold-out show at the Columbia City Theatre in mid-May.
Portland’s Kelli Schaefer is known to hush a noisy bar and turn all of the heads in the room. Her most obvious quality is the voice she was born with – a smooth, hypnotic tone, with a deeply soulful growl, but that’s not to say she is just a girl born with a good voice. She has worked hard to develop songwriting prowess which combined with the fact that she has something deeply personal to say has produced both an incredible album titled “Ghost of the Beast” and performances that witnesses rave about.
Team Up for Nonprofits mission is to build capacity for nonprofit organizations by cultivating a new generation of engaged supporters through the power of music and social media. Our Gigs4Good benefits raise funds and awareness for the nonprofits we partner with and provide an entertaining and accessible opportunity for people to support organizations making a difference. With Team Up you buy the tickets, we bring the music, nonprofits get the money!
A huge thank you to Zebigo for sponsoring this event. Without our sponsors Team up could not produce our Gigs4Good events so we hope you will support them in return.
7:30pm // $20 advance – $25 day of – $15 with student ID // Tickets