2017 SUMMER BENEFIT FOR THE ACLU.
JUNE 10th, 2017 was a night to remember!
Grammy-nominee and award-winning artist Sophie B. Hawkins rocked Stage One/FTC on Saturday, June 10th along with Run Jenny & Eric Himan. Proceeds from this concert went to the ACLU (The American Civil Liberties Union) CT. Plus, we were a small business sponsor of Triangle Community Center’s #PrideinthePark. The following day we convened for a killer brunch at a private Rowayton estate in solidarity with the Equality March for Unity and Pride happening in DC.
We're excited to share another great Pride event happening on June 10th in Fairfield. All Sounds Fair will be hosting…Posted by Triangle Community Center on Thursday, May 11, 2017
A YEAR IN REVIEW: 2016 was our busy “start-up” year!
Four events in one year…that’s one way to get a music festival off the ground. We started our launch off right with the amazing Tina Schlieske and OwL performing at Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Next up, it was on to SXSW/Austin, TX to host our introductory “Swag and Sway” pop-up events. Then we were off to Charlotte, North Carolina in May to raise funds for Transcend Charlotte at our Response to HB2 concert at Hattie’s featuring Hectorina and Lara Americo. Finally, we fell into fall with our Concert Across America ft. Mike Cobb & the Crevulators, Lara Americo and Run Jenny at a benefit for One Orlando. Whew…what a year. Below are more details:
Musically-diverse songwriters & musicians came together in Los Angeles on Feb 9th, as part of the inaugural All Sounds Fair benefit show at Hotel Cafe. Onward with Love (OwL), the musical collaboration of singer-songwriter Amy Correia and progressive rock guitarist Paul Masvidal and Tina Schlieske headlined the benefit. Masvidal is best known for fronting the influential progressive rock group, Cynic. Correia is the Independent Music Award-winning singer-songwriter who has toured with various artists from Marc Cohen to Chrissie Hynde. Tina Schlieske is an acclaimed singer/songwriter who headlines Tina and the B Sides, Lola and the Red Family Band and Tina Schlieske & the Graceland Exiles. Concord Bicycle Music sponsored the night and ticket proceeds went to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
All Sounds Fair traveled to Austin, TX in March to host a series of meet-n-greets to introduce ourselves to the music-loving community of SXSW. We hit up various showcases and everyone we met got a pair of custom All Sounds Fair ear buds at our “Swag & Sway” street greets. From Oilcan Harry’s during #therepubliqfest2016, South Congress street during #SXSJ and The Market & Tap Room during #TCASXSW…Highlights included hitting up Perez Hilton’s popular showcase: One Night in Austin, and the incredible performances of Troye Sivan, Sick of Sarah, Peaches, The Spook School and acclaimed rapper, Le1f.
In light of the horrible anti-LGBTQ law (HB2) that was passed by North Carolina’s Governor Pat McCrory, we traveled to Charlotte, NC and held a benefit for the non-profit Transcend Charlotte. Transcend educates individuals, groups, and communities on topics misunderstood by the majority culture as well as provides support groups, basic needs services and programs to the transgender community. The event took place at Hattie’s Tap and Tavern in the Plaza Midwood section of Charlotte and headliners included Lara Americo & her trio and one of Charlotte’s best bands–Hectorina. Pure Pizza, Lagunitas Brewery and Hattie’s rounded out the night by donating superior items to our on-site auction as well.
On Sunday, September 25th, Run Jenny, Mike Cobb & The Crevulators and Lara Americo/Joanne Spataro rocked Bridge Street Live in Collinsville, Connecticut. This event was part of The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence: remembersept25.org Ticket proceeds went to the One Orlando Fund. Sister Funk has been the recipients of many music awards in CT, with the release of their new music branded under the name Run Jenny their song Get My Whiskey On was nominated by OutMusic Awards for best country song. Mike Cobb & The Crevulators is a Southwestern-flavored rockabilly-band that has made a strong impact on the New York country music scene. Lara Americo, our trans activist from our NC benefit joined us once again to perform, as did here partner, Joanne Spataro. Spataro has been a regular co-host at Charlotte Pride for three years. She also appears on WCCB Edge weeknights at 10:30 p.m. to spin the biggest political and pop culture news of the day. Creative Loafing named her one of the 15 people to watch in 2015.
WATCH OUR CONTRIBUTING ARTISTS BELOW:
Sophie B. Hawkins – “Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover”
Eric Himan – “Me and Mr. Jones”
Hectorina – “Why Should I Wait”
OwL “Kali in my arms”
Tina Schlieske “Scars of a Slow Burn”
Mike Cobb & The Crevulators “Clowns”
Mike Cobb & the Crevulators
A highlight from our Orlando benefit last Sunday – Mike Cobb & The Crevulators performing "Clowns" Definitely an #allsoundsfairfavorite #throwbackthursday #concertacrossamerica #endgunviolence #collinsville #ct #bridgestreetlive #mikecobbandthecrevulatorsPosted by All Sounds Fair on Thursday, September 29, 2016
RunJenny – “Goodbye”
Lara Americo – “The Infinite Lifespan of Antimatter”