A pre-show benefit reception to raise funds and awareness about mental health and suicide prevention among young adults with a special appearance by members of the funk band Lettuce
Saturday, January 23, 2016 Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY
Tickets Go On Sale Friday, November 20 at Noon
Friends, family, and members of Westchester County’s music-loving community will gather for MUSIC & MILES: CHANGING MINDS, a pre-show benefit reception supported by the funk jam band LETTUCE in Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY on Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
MUSIC & MILES: CHANGING MINDS is an evening to celebrate life and support music education and performance while bringing attention to the importance of emotional health and suicide prevention among teens and young adults.
All proceeds from the reception benefit The Jed Foundation and The Miles Applebaum Music Scholarship Fund at Lagond Music School, established to honor and remember Miles Applebaum, 21-year old jazz guitarist from Armonk, NY and former Lagond student, who suffered from depression and took his life in 2014. The scholarship will help provide disadvantaged aspiring musicians an opportunity to ignite their passion and study music at Lagond where Miles received his training.
“As a teenager, Miles found a passion and haven in music at Lagond that set him on a life time direction, ” says Rosanne Lana, Executive Director – Lagond Music School. “He was inspired to continue his studies at Temple University’s Boyer School of Music and Dance in Jazz Guitar and performance. Mental illness cut his life short, but his passion and memory can live on. Miles’s story was felt throughout the county and beyond. Unknowingly it touched all the people we have asked to come together for this very special event.”
MUSIC & MILES: CHANGING MINDS benefit reception takes place in Garcia’s and includes an appearance by members of LETTUCE in advance of their headlining performance at The Capitol Theatre that evening, open bar, silent auction, gourmet food and live music by Lagond Music School faculty and students with special guest artists plus a General Admission or Reserved Loge ticket for the LETTUCE concert. Benefit tickets are $125 (GA) or $200 (Reserved) and available online at Ticketfly.com, by calling 877-987-6487 or in person at The Capitol Theatre Box Office. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 20 at Noon.
Rosanne Lana continues, “I want to thank the JED Foundation, Lettuce Band, C3Management and Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre for acknowledging the need to get information out in the hands of those in need and to keep the legacy alive of a beautiful but brief life.”
About The Jed Foundation (www.jedfoundation.org) A leading nonprofit working to protect the emotional health of teenagers and colleges students. Our programs are inspiring a new national dialogue on mental health, encouraging millions of young people to speak up and take action, and changing the way academic institutions create healthier campus communities and prevent substance abuse and self-harm.
About LETTUCE: (www.LettuceFunk.com) Formed in 1992 at Berklee College of Music in Boston, LETTUCE have brought a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency and mastery of beat. They have developed into a can’t miss festival act with a worldwide reputation for highly danceable rhythms, infectious energy, exceptional songwriting and explosive live performances. Founded on a shared love of legendary funk artists like Earth, Wind & Fire and Tower of Power, LETTUCE is currently touring in support of its newest album, Crush. The band is drummer Adam Deitch (Pretty Lights), guitarists Adam Smirnoff and Eric Krasno (Soulive), bassist Erick “Jesus” Coomes, keyboardist Neal Evans (Soulive), saxophonist Ryan Zoidis (Soulive), and trumpet players Eric Bloom (Pretty Lights) and Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band).
About Lagond Music School: (www.Lagondmusic.org) Located in Elmsford, New York, Lagond Music School is a charitable not-for-profit organization dedicated to music education and live music performance, serving a diverse community of students throughout Westchester and surrounding counties.
MUSIC & MILES: CHANGING MINDS
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Benefit Reception: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre
149 Westchester Avenue – Port Chester, New York
For additional information, please visit www.musicandmiles.org