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Canada's Po' Girl + JT Nero to headline upcoming Gigs4Good concert

by guest blogger, David Kaufer

KING5.com

Posted on September 13, 2010 at 8:13 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 14 at 3:41 PM

The Canadian urban roots artists Po' Girl will combine their talents with JT Nero on Thursday, September 16th at the Triple Door in Seattle to help raise money for one of the area's most popular nonprofit organizations, Bike Works. As is the case with all Gigs4Good concerts, tickets are affordably priced and proceeds from this concert will be used to fund one Earn-a-Bike course, where 12 youth will spend eight weeks learning the basics of bike repair and use their time to restore bicycles. Each youth who completes the program gets a bike of their own and the ones they refurbished are donated to local charitable organizations. Team Up is also holding its very first contest! Thanks to the Hotel Max, they are giving away ONE FREE NIGHT stay at the hotel. EVERYONE who pre-purchases a ticket for the next Gigs4Good concert on 9/16 benefitting Bike Works and featuringPo’Girl at The Triple Door will be eligible for the drawing – so buy your tickets NOW! A winner will be chosen and announced live at The Triple Door on the night of the event - winners must be present to win. In the heart of downtown Seattle, the Hotel Max offers an artistic setting for both business and pleasure. The Hotel Max provides the platform for both emerging and established Seattle artists and photographers. There are more than 350 original paintings and photographs found throughout our Seattle hotel in the lobby, guest rooms and corridors. Don’t forget about the bountiful attractions within walking distance of our Seattle hotel, or the great shopping available. Who doesn’t want a free night at the Hotel Max?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2010

Canada's Po' Girl + JT Nero to headline upcoming Gigs4Good concert to benefit local favorite nonprofit Bike Works

Upcoming concert at Triple Door September 16th features affordable $25 tickets as well as special $50 “Tailwind” seats to help Bike Works mission of building sustainable communities by educating youth and promoting bicycling

Seattle, WA – September 1, 2010 – The Canadian urban roots artists Po' Girl will combine their talents with JT Nero on Thursday, September 16th at the Triple Door in Seattle to help raise money for one of the area's most popular nonprofit organizations, Bike Works. As is the case with all Gigs4Good concerts, tickets are affordably priced and proceeds from this concert will be used to fund one Earn-a-Bike course, where 12 youth will spend eight weeks learning the basics of bike repair and use their time to restore bicycles. Each youth who completes the program gets a bike of their own and the ones they refurbished are donated to local charitable organizations.
“Bike Works is the ideal partner for our next concert because their programs for youth and adults, community partnerships at home and abroad, and full-service repair shop promote bicycling as a clean and healthy transportation alternative,” said Ryan Hodgson, Gigs4Good founder. “These are values that have special place in Seattlites' hearts so it's no surprise the non-profit organization is one of the most popular in the area.”

Tickets for the concert are $25 in advance and include a special “Tailwind” option. Just as a tailwind provides extra help to a rider, purchasers of pre-sale Tailwind Tickets, through their greater contribution, will be providing extra assistance to Bike Works. Aside from this additional support, purchasers will receive priority seating ensuring they have the best possible experience at this Gigs4Good event. This is an opportunity for Bike works supporters with the interest and capacity to contribute more to do just that.

Po’ Girl is urban roots music from Canada with a world music sensibility, compassionate spirit, and joyous sound. Allison Russell, Awna Teixeira, Benny Sidelinger, and Mikey "Lightning" August each contribute a distinct voice and multiple instruments to their poetic tunes and harmonies. The band recently toured the U.S., Canada and Europe to help raise awareness of domestic violence. Po' Girl will be joined by the talented JT Nero, lead of the Chicago-based band JT and the Clouds and collaborator on Po' Girl's most recent album, Follow Your Bliss.

More information about this event and others from Team Up for Nonprofits can be found at www.teamupfornonprofits.org, Facebook (www.facebook.com/TeamUpForNonprofits) or Twitter (@TeamUpforNonProf).

Team Up for Nonprofits Presents Gigs4Good for Bike Works
Featuring Po' Girl + JT Nero
Thursday, September 16
Triple Door Seattle
216 Union Street, Seattle WA
 
Doors 5:30 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $25 Advance or $50 “Tailwind”; $30 at the Door
All Ages
Purchase Online at www.thetripledoor.net


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PRESS CONTACTS
Kizha Davidson, Team up for Nonprofits (206) 240-6697
Board Member & PR Manager, team.up.kizha@gmail.com

David Kaufer, Zenwerks (425) 275-8814
PR Contact, david.kaufer@zenwerks.com

Ryan Hodgson, Team up for Nonprofits (206) 618-8900
Board President & Founder, team.up.ryan@gmail.com
 

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