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Rock School Scholarship Fund Hosts Benefit Concert with Special Guest Jackson Browne at the Troubadour on November 24th
Rock School Scholarship Fund Hosts Benefit Concert with Special Guest Jackson Browne at the Troubadour on November 24th.
Rock School Scholarship Fund announces a benefit concert with special guest, singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. The event will take place at legendary club, The Troubadour at 7:00 PM on Sunday, November 24th in West Hollywood and will benefit The Rock School Scholarship Fund (RSSF), a 501c3 public charity. Students from the School of Rock West LA and Burbank will perform, and for several songs will be joined by singer-songwriter Jackson Browne. Limited VIP tickets, which include early admission, balcony seating and reception, will be available for $120 and general admission tickets are $60. All proceeds go to RSSF. Tickets go on sale Saturday, November 2 at 10 AM Pacific Time, and are available at: http://www.troubadour.com/event/407961
RSSF co-founders Wendy Winks and Carl Restivo created the Scholarship Fund in 2010 after years of working in private music education helped them realize how out of reach music lessons were for most families. The Rock School Scholarship Fund is the first non-profit that provides funds for kids to attend any rock music school in the U.S. The Fund provides instruments and scholarship funding to cover tuition expenses based on a student's financial need combined with their desire to actively and passionately participate in a rock school program. Wendy Winks, Executive Director and Co-Founder of RSSF, envisions the day when they can "serve thousands of kids and hundreds of schools." And in order to do that, RSSF continues to work with musicians, music companies and people who love music to raise funds for deserving kids in need.
"Jackson Browne is an inspiration to the students," said co-founder Wendy Winks. "We are honored to have his support for this benefit concert." Co-founder Carl Restivo adds, "The students from the School Of Rock are excited beyond belief! The show will include some of Jackson Browne's greatest hits and a few surprise numbers as well. "
Sponsors of the November 24 benefit concert at The Troubadour, include: Center Staging, Daisy Rock Guitars, Pivotal PR, 5DSpectrum, Schecter Guitars, and Utopia Entertainment.
Jackson Browne has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He was honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2007. Beyond his music, he is known for his advocacy on behalf of the environment, human rights, and arts education. He's a co-founder of the groups Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE), Nukefree.org, and the Success Through the Arts Foundation, which provides education opportunities for students in South Los Angeles.
More information about the Rock Scholarship Fund, whose mission is to "Help Kids Rock," can be found at www.rockschoolfund.org.