PRESS RELEASE: North Carolina Benefit in Response to HB2

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 25, 2016

LARA AMERICO AND HECTORINA  HEADLINE THE ALL SOUNDS FAIR BENEFIT IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA IN RESPONSE TO HB2.

All Sounds Fair’s next music benefit takes place at Hattie’s Tap & Tavern in Charlotte, North Carolina on May 16th. Lara Americo and Hectorina headline this special event to benefit the non-profit, Transcend Charlotte. In March, North Carolina’s governor signed HB2, a controversial bill blocking cities from allowing transgender individuals to use public bathrooms for the sex they identify as–as well as restricting cities from passing nondiscrimination laws more broadly.  This measure by the State has been discriminatory and potentially dangerous. The night’s proceeds will help Transcend Charlotte continue to deliver important safety programs & services to Charlotte’s trans-community.

Lara Americo hosts the popular web series, Untitled with Lara Americo, which has appeared in Creative Loafing Charlotte and features independent artists. When Americo’s not interviewing musicians, she’s performing with her trio at music events and festivals. Her music skills (and instruction)  has  been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition (WFAE). Americo also uses her voice as a megaphone for trans-issues. She’s been campaigning to repeal HB2, and has been the voice of the American Civil Liberties Union and the subject of a Washington Post docu-video. The indie-rock trio Hectorina was dubbed “One of Charlotte’s best bands” by Creative Loafing this past March. “A concoction of punk, rock, and soul, brought to you by three of Charlotte’s finest bandmates, these guys know how to deliver, not only audibly, but visually…” – IndieGrits.com. Hectorina is a band that has  …the sort of chemistry that can’t be manufactured.” – The Charlotte Observer. In other words, this is a night not to be missed: great indie music coming together for a great cause.

All Sounds Fair is a ‘music catalyst for LGBT causes’ and its mission is to band together for human rights and advance equality through the power of music and entertainment. For more information, please visit allsoundsfair.org

WHAT: All Sounds Fair Benefit ft. Lara Americo and Hectorina

WHERE : Hattie’s Tap & Tavern. 

WHEN: May 16th, 2016

Time: 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Tickets available at the door

http://www.hectorina.com/ 

http://laraamerico.com/

For more info, to schedule an interview, and for sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Alex Wetmore

http://www.allsoundsfair.org

alex@allsoundsfair.org

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