JamFest IV, an annual benefit concert for MusiCares featuring bands from independent schools throughout Los Angeles, will take place at the Roxy Theatre on March 14 from 2–5 p.m. An inspired mission, talented musicians and great venues make JamFest an extraordinary concert event. Bands performing at the fourth annual concert include: Bridges Academy, Campbell Hall, Crossroads School, Harvard-Westlake, Join The Band, and New Community Jewish High School. For more event information, please visit www.jamfest.us.
JamFest IV To Benefit MusiCares
On March 26 MusiCares and the Actors Fund will offer a free health insurance workshop at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The event, titled Getting And Keeping Health Insurance…Or Finding Health Care When You're Uninsured, will be held from 2–3:30 p.m. and will focus on health care and health insurance options for the unemployed, uninsured and under-insured. Featured workshop topics will include advice on finding affordable health insurance, getting health care when you're uninsured, lowering the cost of medications, applying for government-subsidized programs, and understanding current health care reform efforts.
Space is limited. Register today by calling 800.687.4227 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
On March 28 the Los Angeles Rock N Roll Preservation Society will present Party Out West! to benefit MusiCares. The Los Angeles Rock N Roll Preservation Society is a group of dedicated music lovers interested in promoting, booking, and preserving music throughout the Southern California area, and Party Out West! marks the organization's first major benefit.
The event will feature a day-long music festival with live performances from artists including Peter Case, Giant Drag, the Icarus Line, the Lords Of Altamont, Pierced Arrows (ex-Dead Moon), Ty Segall, the Standells, the Zeros, as well as local support acts Gestapo Khazi, Le Face, the Moonhearts, Okie Dokie, and many more. Tickets are $20 and available to purchase here.
On April 17 MusiCares, in conjunction with New York Eye and Ear Infirmary's Voice and Swallowing Institute, will sponsor our Third Annual Free Voice Screening Clinic for professional singers. This event is open to all pre-registered singers of limited income and/or lacking health insurance. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, call 877.303.6962 or e-mail email@example.com.
In conjunction with MusiCares MAP Fund benefit honoring Betty Ford, MusiCares will host a panel discussion on the issue of addiction, recovery and relapse as it relates to women, and more specifically women in the music industry, on May 5 at The Recording Academy headquarters.
The disease of addiction is a serious health concern affecting more than 12 million women annually. Substance abuse in women is multifaceted, often leading to violence, sexual abuse, risky sexual behavior, unwanted pregnancy, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and a myriad of other complicated conditions. Women with substance use disorders have more diverse treatment needs than men. Moreover, women who are dependent on substances experience different barriers to treatment entry, engagement and retention than their male counterparts.
Please join us for this panel discussion featuring expert advice and insight from recovery professionals and women in the music industry who have successfully maintained their sobriety. To RSVP, call Brett Bryngelson at 310.581.8734 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.