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Play It Forward IV

Play It Forward IV

by Bob Tomberg, President, Music Aid Northwest

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 1:28 PM

Save the Date! Music Aid NW is holding a concert to celebrate Music Education in Washington State; and you’re invited!   Play it Forward IV happens February 9th, 2014 at the gorgeous, historic Neptune Theater.  Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 10:00AM.  Available at  

The Music Matters specialty license plates were released in 2012, and have so far has generated well over $60,000 for Music Education in Washington.  We pay for our expenses through tickets sales of this concert, so that 100% of all donations benefit music education.  These specialty license plates are  available for purchase by every vehicle owner in Washington.

This star-studded night of entertainment will feature music from:

•    Founding members of Heart, Steve Fossen and Mike Derosier, with their new project, Heart by Heart (Which also includes: Somar Macek, Randy Hansen, Bob Rivers, Lizzy Daymont, and Andy Baldwin)
•    Alan White of Yes, John Lennon
•    Eclectic Approach (Guest on Jimmy Kimmel and SXSW award winner)
•    Ben Union (Tacoma Weekly's 2012 South Sound Rock Band of the Year)
•    SweetKiss Momma  (Winner of  Seattle WAVE Radio’s 2013 Jammin’ Challenge)
•    New Artists will be added as we near show time


Supporting Kids - Creating Community – Music Matters!

About Music Matters

Music Matters is a self-perpetuating fundraising program designed to help support school music programs through sales of a distinctive music-themed license plate, available through the Washington State Department of Licensing.

About Music Aid Northwest
Music Aid Northwest's mission is to provide funds for people in need by bringing business and community organizations together with the talent and resources of the Northwest music industry. Through our charitable efforts, we have sought to enhance and promote music awareness and performance throughout the region.

About Play It Forward
The Play It Forward II concert was held in February 2011 when founding members of Heart Roger Fisher, Mike Derosier, and Steve Fossen, along with drumming icon Alan White (Yes, Plastic Ono Band, George Harrison), Randy Hansen, Geoffrey Castle, and a host of other well-known local musicians joined together and blew the doors off a sold-out house at Big Daddy’s Place in Woodinville.

The event raised public awareness as well as thousands of dollars for music education.

MAN board member and performer, Alan White:
      “Music plays an integral part in our society and is proven to be invaluable in the lives of children and the education of our youth.  Music Aid Northwest is working to raise awareness of this fact and this event is part of that effort.  Join us in supporting the Washington Music Educators Association in helping to make this opportunity available to all students in Washington State.”

MAN VP and internationally renowned musician, Reek Havok:
     “Support for music education is at the heart of what Music Aid Northwest is all about.  Many of us and other musicians throughout the area got out start with exposure to music in school.  Unfortunately, funding for music education and appreciation has been severely cut over the years and this is our way to help support the continuation and reintroduction of these programs.”