Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Benefit Concert for edMatch, Sunday, October 23rd--Support SF's Public Schools!




SAN FRANCISCO KIDS MUSIC FESTIVAL LETS KIDS ROCK OUT ON THE MARINA GREEN!

WHO: A fundraiser for edMatch, a San Francisco non-profit raising money for San Francisco Public Schools
WHAT: SF Kids Music Festival, an all-day music festival for kids, by kids
WHEN: Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Little Marina Green, 800 Marina Boulevard, in San Francisco--across from the Exploratorium
WHY: Proceeds will support edMatch a new, independent non-profit that challenges corporations and private philanthropists to "match" funds raised in San Francisco's public schools, then distributes the matching funds to all of the city's 113 schools on a per-student basis.
CONTACTS: Christopher White, SF Kids Music Festival Director: 415-710-9385 or cc_white@sbcglobal.net; and Liz Isaacs, edMatch Co-Founder: 415-235-5779 or liz@edmatchsf.org
SUMMARY:
The SF Kids Music Festival is an all-day music festival for kids, by kids. 10 kids bands from local schools will be playing live, inside a festival atmosphere designed for families. Joining in the fun are local food trucks from Off the Grid, the wild scientists from Tree Frog Treks, artists from the de Young Museum, the San Francisco Fire Department and more. Organizers are expecting 2,000 kids and family members to attend this unique San Francisco event.
 
"San Francisco is a fun city. And in that tradition, we wanted to put on a world-class music festival for all Bay Area kids," said Christopher White, the event's director.
 
Performers at the event include MYSTURBIA, Sputnik, the Hip Kids Chorus, Flaming Horizons, Black Bones, the SF Rock Project House Band, The Mif’s & Rainbow Beast and the Rock Band Land Rockers. Represented schools include: Francisco Middle, Gateway Middle, Aptos Middle, Dianne Feinstein Elementary, Rooftop Elementary, Herbert Hoover Middle, Lafayette Elementary, AP Gianini, St Gabriel's School, King Middle School (Berkeley), Head Royce (Oakland) & Tehiyah Day (El Cerrito).
 
Tickets are $10 or $5 for kids under 5. Babes in arms are free. Free T-shirts for all kids while supplies last! A Family four-pack of tickets costs just $30. Tickets are available on-line (http://tktwb.tw/sfkids) or at both San Francisco Sports Basement Stores, starting October 5th (tickets available at registers, all process fees waived). Tickets are also available on the day of the festival.
 
All proceeds from the SF Kids Music Festival will go to support the mission of edMatch a new, independent non-profit that challenges corporations and private philanthropists to "match" funds raised in San Francisco's public schools, then distributes the matching funds to all of the city's 113 schools on a per-student basis.
 
More information about edMatch and the event can be found here: http://edmatchsf.org/
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