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Local Bands set to Rock the Distillery

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On Friday, May 14th, local bands Vesuvius, A Single Second, and Purgatory will play at the Distillery, located at 2107 L Street in Sacramento.  The cover charge is $10, and the show is scheduled to begin at 9pm.  However, management from the Distillery says the first band is likely to begin playing closer to 10pm as the dinner crowd tends to remain seated for some time.

A Single Second’s Shawn Peter says, "Dave Girard, Aaron Holt, Jason ‘Mogley’ Tilsey and I are raising funds to help make a difference."

Purgatory’s Coleman Garcia says, "We’re doing the show because we love writing and performing music.  We generate a clean rock sound that’s also very melodic and can still kick your face in."

Vesuvius’ Ben Armstrong says, "We should all have a cause to support these days. Come out and show your love and we’ll thank you by melting your faces with our rock’n’roll."

Sacramento’s Midtown Business Association has graciously promoted the show in their most recent newsletter because the show is billed as an Alley Activation Event, and is designed to benefit two Midtown organizations, the Midtown Alley Activation Alliance and Project Free Hope.  MBA Outreach Manager, Amber Schmaeling, says, "MBA is happy to support events in our district that support midtown-based organizations."

The Alley Activation Alliance is working to transform Midtown’s alleys into creative and artistic spaces for public use by employing things such as cobblestone pathways, improved exterior lighting, murals, little storefronts and doorways.  Alliance President, Julie Young, says, "The Alley Activation Alliance pursues the betterment of the underutilized and overlooked spaces in our community.  We seek to make them brighter, safer, and invigorated places where the creative can flourish."

Sources familiar with the Alliance say that it has some really great projects that will add significantly to the quality of life in the community by both increasing the availability of hospitable public space and decreasing space that may contribute to crime and safety concerns.  That translates into a better community where slogans such as that of Midtown can truly be realized; not only can you "go your own way," but you can go your own way safely.

The other organization involved is Project Free Hope.  The organization is working to educate and bring awareness to the public about the issue of child trafficking.  PFH Board Director, Jonathan Bernstein, says, "Friday night’s show will be a fun time for people to get together, listen to music, have drinks, and support a couple of good causes at the same time.  Music has always been a basic form of communication for people all over the world.  Music moves people; they maintain hope and find freedom through it, so this is perfect for us."

The organizers and organizations involved invite anyone age 21 and over to come out to The Distillery, hear some good music, support these two community organizations, and have a great time!


A Single Second.


For more information on this and other shows at the Distillery, call (916) 443-8815.  To learn more about the organizations involved, visit their websites.  The Midtown Business Association can be found here.  Project Free Hope can be found here on Facebook.  The Alley Activation Alliance has yet to launch either a website or a Facebook page, but a detailed PDF explains what they’re up to.  The music of all three bands can be found on their Myspace pages:  Vesuvius, A Single Second, and Purgatory.

Author’s Note
: I am one of the event organizers.

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