2012-05-11


DHS, Mr. Smalls sponsor “We Rock Workshop” concert to benefit Allegheny County Music Festival Fund

Pittsburgh - On Thursday May 24, 2012, the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) and Creative.Life.Support, the non-profit arm of Mr. Smalls Funhouse, are sponsoring a concert at Mr. Smalls Theatre in Millvale to raise funds for the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. Youth involved with DHS, including current and former foster youth, will show off musical abilities honed through their participation in the “We Rock Workshop.”

The “We Rock Workshop” is a residency program led by Liz Berlin of Pittsburgh-based band Rusted Root that teaches youth to open up creatively through music. In the workshop, youth participants explore the creation of music and look for meaningful ways to incorporate music into their lives. The 10-week program culminates with the recording of original songs created by the participants and a final showcase of their talents at the “We Rock Workshop” fundraiser concert.   

The youth who participated in the most recent “We Rock Workshop” have just completed eight weeks of recording workshops at the Mr. Smalls Recording Studio, during which they recorded five songs. They are currently participating in performance workshops to prepare for the upcoming concert.

To purchase tickets, visit World Wide Web Icon Mr.Smalls website and search for: We Rock Workshop. General admission for the concert is $15.00 and $5.00 for students with a student ID. VIP admission is $30.00 and includes a T-shirt designed by the youth and a CD of their recorded songs.

All proceeds from the concert will benefit the Allegheny County Music Festival Fund. This fund has provided children and youth receiving services through DHS and the Juvenile Section of the Family Division of the Court of Common Pleas with life-enriching items, services and opportunities otherwise unavailable through traditional government funding.

 Concert Information

  
 When: 

Thursday, May 24, 2012
Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
 

 Where: 

Mr. Smalls Theatre
400 Lincoln Ave.
Millvale, PA 15209

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