Fri, Mar 24 • 7:00PM
The Music Room
Songs for Kids Foundation Presents: 500 SONGS FOR KIDS XI
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
This year's 500 SONGS features over 1000 musicians performing the 500 Greatest Feel-Good Songs of All Time. It takes place over 12 nights, spread out over 6 consecutive weekends. The benefit lands at Smith's Olde Bar on March 24/25 April 7/8, April 14/15 and April 28/29.
Admission price: Pay what you want!
All proceeds benefit Songs For Kids Foundation:
Songs For Kids Foundation exists to give kids battling serious illness opportunities to be creative and express themselves through music. We’ve brought music into hospitals all over the US and run regular programs in children's hospitals in 5 states. Songs for Kids musicians perform in-hospital mini concerts for whole floors of patients and make individual bedside visits for kids who don’t have the chance to leave their rooms. We're not there to just play a couple of songs, provide a distraction, and leave; our goal is to form the kinds of meaningful relationships that it takes to help kids deal with their illnesses through creativity.
In addition to hospital performances, we provide opportunities for songwriting and recording to give kids a chance to put their experiences into words and feel a sense of accomplishment. This year, we'll be taking that work one step further by launching a one-on-one music mentorship program that will be available to kids both in and out of the hospital. Kids who join the program will work with their own Songs For Kids musician on a dedicated music project. Whether that means songwriting, singing lessons, or learning an instrument, we can't wait to see and showcase the awesome work they do together.
Songs For Kids: we're honored to rock with the kids who need us most.
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/1gRzi0a8Z2k
Are you a performer interested in participating? Please visit http://www.songsforkids.org/500SongsForKids to submit an application to perform.
500 SONGS FOR KIDS
Songs For Kids Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that was founded in 2007 with the mission to enrich the lives of children suffering from illness and hardship. We integrate musicians year-round into the lives of kids both in and out of children's hospitals and special needs camps through live interactive concerts, hospital bedside performances and our Songs For Kids Records songwriting & recording program.
In May 2007, Songs For Kids made its first hospital visit to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite in Atlanta, Georgia. Since then, the popularity of our unique programs has led to rapid expansion and a surging demand (18 visits in 2007, over 1000 in 2013). Songs For Kids is now in four states and currently services all of the children's hospitals in Georgia in addition to two hospitals in Los Angeles, CA, one in Orange County, CA, one in Spokane, WA and two in Charlotte, NC.
In January, 2013 we launched our first Songs For Kids Tour. In what may have been the biggest children’s hospital outreach program in history, the tour reached over 5,000 hospitalized children and families in 239 children’s hospitals in 180+ cities. The journey lasted over 250 days and covered 32,000 miles, as kids had the opportunity to sing, dance, laugh and smile in hospitals across every region in the United States.