CAN’d Aid to Donate Instruments and Equipment to Notes for Notes’ New Studio in San Francisco

Oskar Blues Brewery and Morris Distributing fundraising to support after-school music program

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – The CAN’d Aid Foundation’s TUNES program will donate musical instruments and equipment to the Notes for Notes’ new after-school music studio in San Francisco. The community is invited to attend a TUNES showcase of students and emerging artists which will feature performances from local musicians through the Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival, on Saturday, February 25 at the Excelsior Boys and Girls Club.

This donation is funded by a month-long program between Oskar Blues Brewery and its San Francisco craft beer distributor – Morris Distributing. During the program, they are donating two dollars from every case of Oskar Blues beer sold in the area, while proceeds from participating Noise Pop Festival venues will also support CAN’d Aid’s TUNES efforts.

This fundraising effort will directly purchase instruments and equipment needed for Notes for Notes’ new studio in the Excelsior District including: two guitars, an electric bass, microphones and an audio interface. These instruments will help to develop the after-school music program for budding bay-area musicians at the Excelsior Boys & Girls Club.

“It’s great to see two businesses, Oskar Blues Brewery and Morris Distributing, working together to support CAN’d Aid’s initiatives and local music in the Bay Area. Between the Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival and Notes for Notes’ new studio opening, it worked out perfectly that we could do a lil’ good, help stock the studio with much needed instruments, and celebrate a new source of music education in the community” says Sarah Leavitt, Director of Operations + Programs at the CAN’d Aid Foundation.

The donation from the CAN’d Aid Foundation is in support of their TUNES initiative, which is one of four core initiatives of the CAN’d Aid Foundation. It focuses on backing programs that teach, share, inspire and make a difference through music, arts and culture.

Community members are invited to attend the instrument donation and music studio opening on Saturday, February 25 at 163 London St. in San Francisco from 2-4pm. The event is in partnership with the Noise Pop Music and Arts Festival and will feature performances by students at the Boys and Girls Club.

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