FREE Album Release Block Party
WHAT: Youth on Record’s (YOR) Album Release Block Party and Community Celebration will bring together 500+ community members for a day-long outdoor mini-festival. The event is free to the community and will include block party activities such as:
- Live music from Youth on Record students and local musicians
- Neighborhood tours of Denver Housing Authority’s award-winning La Mariposa project
- Album listening stations and custom message recording sessions in the YOR vocal booth
- T-shirt printing with Indy Ink
- Food and drinks for the entire family provided by Hard Rock Café Denver, Cool Bunz, Don Taco and Repicci’s Italian Ice & Gelato who will donate 10% percent of their sales back to Youth on Record
- Kids activities including sidewalk art, hula hooping, a craft area, and more
All community neighbors, YOR supporters, school and philanthropic partners, elected officials, and young people are encouraged to attend.
Musical line-up to be announced.
WHEN: Saturday May 13, 2016 from 12-6pm
WHERE: Held at Youth on Record and the La Mariposa Community Plaza, La Alma/Lincoln Park Denver, CO
ABOUT THE ALBUM: Presented by the CAN’d Aid Foundation, and Youth on Record, Y.O.R. Sessions Vol. 2 weaves together emerging, national, global, and local music from exclusive, live tracks that have been recorded in our Youth Media Studio throughout the year. This once-in-a-lifetime compilation will not only introduce relevant and compelling music to the Denver community, but it has given our students the opportunity to learn all aspects of the recording arts in theprocess.
Artists on the album include the following: Wheelchair Sports Camp feat. Toluwanimi Oluwafunmilayo Obiwole, Bianca Mikahn, Ben Wysocki (The Fray) + more, AMZY, B. Dolan, Seratones, Something Underground, Esme Patterson feat. Jonny 5 (Flobots), Ian Cooke + more, Native Suns, Billy Strings, One Flew West, Hello Dollface, The Unlikely Candidates
Debajo del Agua feat. Felix Fast4Ward, Calliope Musicals, and GoStar
SPONSORS: YOR wishes to thank the following sponsors: Denver Housing Authority, Bonfils-Stanton Foundation, CAN’d Aid Foundation, iHeart Media’s KTCL Channel 93.3, Groove Auto Road Show, Eyedea Worx, Yelp, From The Hip Photo
GET INVOLVED: YOR encourages the community to attend and support the musicians who supported the production of the Y.O.R. Sessions Vol. 2 album.
Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
About Youth on Record:
Through a model partnership that brings together the local music community, public schools, the nation’s leading housing authority, and the philanthropic sector, Youth on Record (YOR) is a powerful example of what’s possible when talented, professional musicians and nonprofit/public sector leaders, and the local business community embrace an entrepreneurial spirit and band together around the common social cause of equity in education and the arts.
Our Youth Media Studio (YMS), the anchor tenant in a Denver Housing Authority award-winning redevelopment effort, is critical to our increasingly holistic approach to uplifting our region’s most vulnerable youth through access to music. Since 2008, YOR has been bringing Colorado’s most respected and talented musicians into high schools and treatment centers across the state. Today, we impact 1,000 at-risk young people in Denver, and employ 15 professional, local musicians.
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