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Rock Out event targets nonprofits
Contact: Rob Eisele816-415-7574
April 1, 2009

On Saturday, April 18, 2009, the Center for Justice and Sustainability will present Rock Out Reach Out. The event, which will take place at Crosstown Station (1522 McGee), will be part concert, part benefit. Downstairs, popular bands will perform, and upstairs, vital nonprofit organizations will exhibit their work.

Members of the audience will get involved by designating their cover charge to one of 14 participating nonprofit organizations working to promote justice and sustainability in the local community (see below). Representatives from each will be present.

Popular local bands including Pet Comfort, Abracadabras, and Namelessnumberheadman, will perform and 96.5 The Buzz’s Jeriney, host of Homegrown Buzz, will emcee the event. In addition to the live performances, these bands and others, such as Ha Ha Tonka, Mac Lethal and Flee the Seen, are featured on the free downloadable Rock Out Reach Out 2009 Album.

“Rock Out Reach Out will be an awesome way to help people, protect the planet, and listen to some great homegrown music,” said Jeriney, Rock Out Reach Out emcee and host of Homegrown Buzz on 96.5 The Buzz. “We’re bringing together amazing bands and nonprofit organizations to get people involved in their community. Whether you want to give back, or you just have a thing for music, you won’t want to miss this.”

A pre-event reception celebrating the nonprofit organizations will begin at 7 p.m. and doors to the event will open at 8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $5 or at the door for $10. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to download the free Rock Out Reach Out 2009 album, visit www.rockoutreachout.org.

The Center for Justice and Sustainability at William Jewell College was established in Summer 2008 to promote the thoughtful examination of social, economic and ecological challenges facing society. For more information on the Center, visit www.jewell.edu

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PURPOSE
Rock Out Reach Out will celebrate the important work Kansas City organizations are engaged in to promote justice and sustainability and involve community members in this work.

The Center for Justice and Sustainability at William Jewell College was established in Summer 2008 to promote the thoughtful examination of social, economic and ecological challenges facing society.

PERFORMERS
Live Album (free download)
Pet Comfort Ha Ha Tonka
Abracadabras Mac Lethal
Namelessnumberheadman Flee the Seen
Alan Voss Trio Life and Times
DJ Chadillac and more

Emcee
Jeriney, host of Homegrown Buzz (96.5 The Buzz)

NONPROFIT PARTNERS
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater KC, Kansas City Free Health Clinic
Bridging the Gap, Keeler Women's Center
Cherith Brook House, Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault
Community LINC
Cross-Lines Community Outreach, St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store
Episcopal Community Services, Synergy Services
Harvesters, Urban League - Greater Kansas City
Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture

MAJOR SPONSORS
Center for Justice and Sustainability, The Pitch
96.5 The Buzz, PresentMagazine.com

CONTACTS
Center for Justice and Sustainability
Dr. Andy Pratt, Director
(816) 415-7556
pratta AT william.jewell DOT edu

Rock Out Reach Out
Anthony Shop, Media Contact
(913) 207-6750
anthony AT liftoffsolutions DOT com

For more information visit www.rockoutreachout.org.
Saturday, April 18
7 Reception | 8 Doors
Crosstown Station | 1522 McGee

 
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