WHAT: Asheville’s GRAMMY Award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers will surprise students with brand new instruments. The band, who are long-time Can'd Aid TUNES Ambassadors, have partnered with Can’d Aid’s Music + Arts program to support the next generation of musicians. They will perform a few songs, provide a hands-on music workshop and answer questions for the students.
WHEN: Feb. 24, 12pm-1pm
WHERE: Hall Fletcher Elementary, 60 Ridgelawn Rd, Asheville, NC 28806
MEDIA OPP: Media are invited to attend the donation event. A representative from the Can’d Aid and Steep Canyon Rangers will be available for interviews.
WHY: Can’d Aid’s Music + Arts programs help combat the growing mental health crisis among American children by offering a truly unique and priceless opportunity to have a brand new instrument and the chance to interact with award-winning artists.
Can’d Aid is a national nonprofit that has created a movement which rallies people to become catalysts for change in their communities. Can’d Aid’s TUNES Ambassadors are a group of nationally touring musicians that host one-of-a-kind music workshops and live performances at underserved schools across the country. To date, they have donated nearly 3,000 instruments and hosted 65 educational music workshops at underserved public schools across the country. To donate, join the movement or find out more, please visit candaid.org.
CONTACT: Diana Ralston
About Can’d Aid
Can’d Aid is a nationally recognized nonprofit that rallies volunteers from all walks of life to build thriving communities. Through their unique integrated approach, they distribute water, increase access and opportunities for underserved youth to experience music, arts and the outdoors; and protect and restore the environment. Since inception in 2013, more than 2 million cans of water have been distributed, over 9,600 skateboards and bikes and 4,000 art kits have been built for underprivileged youth, more than 3,000 instruments have been donated and the equivalent of 73 million aluminum cans have been recycled. To donate, volunteer or learn more, please visit candaid.org.