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We are throwing the eigth installation of our super intimate showcase, "BLUE 'n GREEN", this WEDNESDAY, April 27TH, in Los Angeles at ROOM 5, starting at 7:30pm. This ALL AGES, live music gathering is a monthly series which started during the summer of 2010 to celebrate the opening of Mikal Blue's new studio and is being co-hosted and presented by GreenRoots Presents.
This month, we are featuring a few of artists in longer sets. Karmina played for us for the first time at SXSW in Austin and did such a wonderful job. We couldn't wait to introduce them to our GreenRoots family! They, along with Keaton Simons and Chris Pierce will be doing longer sets Wednesday the 27th. And we have several new voices being added to our lineup for the first time. Should be a fun night! And the proceeds are going to help the students of Animo Watts Charter High School in Watts, CA put on their very first prom! So excited to be able to help these kids create a really special memory that all kids deserve to have.
This past year, we saw the birth of movement in our little musical community. A movement rooted in an emphasis in authenticity and a spirit of collaboration returning the music industry. It's been magical to behold and we are continuing the year, building on very fertile ground! In December, we sold out the Troubadour with a lineup that brought the house down. January, we had a showcase that sold out in days. And our Valentine's day show at ROOM 5 hosted Colbie Caillat, Angel Taylor and Justin Young. Last month was our first official night at Room 5, and was a smashing success! We packed out the place and played music until they kicked us out! And this month, we are so excited to present the following artists at our showcase:
- Keaton Simons
- Angel Taylor
- Chris Pierce
- Dana Glover
- Davey G Project
- Melissa Polinar
- Josh Damigo
- Ariana Hall
- Paulo Coelho
- Parker Ainsworth
- Omar Velasco
- Nicholas Zork
- Connie Lim
- Will Hutchinson
Seating at ROOM 5 is extremely limited, and in order to attend this month, you need to RSVP to the EVENTBRITE LINK on this page. Your name will be added to the first come, first serve guestlist, so make sure to respond ASAP!
Tickets are $10 Presale, $12 at the door . http://bluengreen2011april.eventbrite.com/
On behalf of the performers, Mikal Blue and GreenRoots, we look forward to another great night of music, community and cameraderie. See you @ 7:30pm THIS WEDNESDAY, April 27th!
Peace and blessings,
Davey G. Garner
Partners: Graphic Design by Twin Town Events. Photography by Pamela Corey. Filming by Songwriter's Vantage. PR by Red Boot Publicity. Law Offices of Martina A. Silas
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GreenRoots Presents is a socially conscious production company that has organized live music benefit concerts at premiere venues in Austin, TX, the Bay Area, and greater Los Angeles. What started with an eco-friendly wedding in Ojai, CA has organically grown to include producing events, commercials, a film and music showcases centered around creating a sense of community within the artists' community and raising funds for different local Los Angeles non-profit causes that support literacy programs for impoverished children, Hope for Haiti Now, inner city arts and music education programs, Gulf Relief and many more.
GreenRoots has put on sold-out concerts with platinum selling artists Bruno Mars and Colbie Caillat, pop sensations Andy Grammer and Allen Stone. GreenRoots has also presented performers Aqualung, John West, Tony Lucca, Angel Taylor, Allen Stone, Cary Brothers, Rocco DeLuca, Brendan James, Raining Jane, Keaton Simons, Lucy Schwartz, Kina Grannis, Jacob Luttrell, Ernie Halter and showcased to a sold out crowd at SXSW.
Currently, they are producing a television project entitled "The Sound Lab". This is an experiment based upon the belief that if you mix a network of individuals with discerning ears for great sound with a collection of artists with world class talent, you will create a resulting community with the capacity to socially elevate the art of music that transcends labels of gender, class or creed and boundaries of race, culture and age. It will suddenly be about staying connected to one another while staying rooted in the music.
Over the past few years, partners of GreenRoots have included Colette Weintraub, co-founder of the RED campaign w/ Bono, Producers of Emmy Award-winning Current TV, "MAX and JASON", Legendary music producer Mikal Blue (producer for One Republic, Colbie Caillat, Daughtry and Five For Fighting), M.A.M.A. earth, community organization that hosts concerts, events, classes, retreats while working closely with many non-profits, raising money for causes close to their hearts, and Causecast, a forward thinking, socially conscious, online, one-stop philanthropy and volunteerism shop. GreenRoots has built strong partnerships as a result of following the motto of "Creating community, from the roots up".
From intimate parties and documentaries to jam sessions in Venice and sold out concerts in Hollywood, GreenRoots hopes to remind the artists and the audience that the purpose behind the art is participation, locally and globally, because at the end of the day, we're all in this together :)