It's a brand new year and we are throwing the fifth installation of our super intimate showcases held in THOUSAND OAKS on SATURDAY, January 29th @ 7:30PM at Mikal Blue's Revolver Studios. This ALL AGES, live music gathering is a monthly series called "BLUE 'n GREEN" 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 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 starting this year off building on very fertile ground! Last month, we sold out the Troubadour with a lineup that brought the house down. This month, we are so excited to present the following at our showcase:
- Keaton Simons
- Angel Taylor
- Stephen Samuel Wrabel
- Makepeace Brothers
- Lelia Broussard
- Davey G Project
- Stop Motion Poetry
- Andy Allo
- The Wellspring
- Ryan Collins
- Aijia Lise
- Justin Hopkins
- Moi Navarro
- Jamie Drake
- Ryan Coleman
- Gavin Turek
- Kevin Daniel
- Paige Nichols
- Sarah Beckmann
Seating is extremely limited, and in order to attend 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! The address will be given to you at the end of the registration process.
Tickets are $10 Presale, $15 at the door . http://bluengreen2011jan.eventbrite.com/
Proceeds will go to the continued humanitarian efforts in Haiti through Causecast.org. We are coming up on the 1st anniversary of the tragedy that struck the people of Haiti, killing over 230,000 and there is still so much that needs to be done. Causecast will be on hand to answer questions and sign people up for their "DOWNLOADS TO DONATE v2.0" program, which encourages people to make a one-time $10 donation to the continued rebuilding of Haiti via cell phone (text RELIEF to 41010) or through Downloadtodonate.org (via credit card).
As a thank you, donors will receive a one year subscription to a growing catalog of music donated by hundreds of artists. Inaugural tracks will be made available in January from artists including: Alanis Morissette, The All-American Rejects, Caribou, The Crystal Method, Everest, The Glitch Mob, Kenna, Kimberly Caldwell, Langhorne Slim, Linkin Park, Lupe Fiasco, Metric, One Eskimo, Slash, Switchfoot, Thrice, Trevor Hall and Yeasayer.
Donations received will go directly to nonprofit partners working to rebuild Haiti - Artists for Peace and Justice, charity: water, Music For Relief, Partners In Health, and The United Nations Foundation. The program will support the medium and long-term challenges of recovery, including delivery of food, access to clean water and sanitation, comprehensive medical care and rehabilitation services, as well as the rebuilding of schools for children affected by the earthquake.
On behalf of the performers, Mikal Blue, Causecast and GreenRoots, we look forward to another great night of music, community and cameraderie. See you @ 7:30pm SATURDAY, January 29th!
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
When & Where
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 :)