AN EVENING OF MUSIC BENEFITING AUTISM SPEAKS AT CLUB NOKIA HOSTED BY KRISTEN AND STEPHEN STILLS AND EMCEED BY JACK BLACK, THE LINE-UP ALSO INCLUDES RYAN ADAMS, RICKIE LEE JONES, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, DON FELDER, CHRIS STILLS, AND SPECIAL GUESTS
Legendary trio Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) makes its only Los Angeles area performance this year on April 13 at Club Nokia for the Light Up The Blues Concert—An Evening of Music to Benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. The all-star fundraiser, emceed by Jack Black, also features Rickie Lee Jones, Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, Don Felder, Chris Stills, plus three student performers with Autism, Lexinton Aaron, Rio “Soulshocka” Wyles and Nick Guzman. Actors Amy Brenneman, Christina Applegate, David Maricano, Max Burkholder and Michael Chiklis are part of the program as well.
The event spotlights Light It Up Blue, Autism Speaks’ annual global awareness and fundraising campaign celebrated by the international Autism community during World Autism Awareness Day and throughout Autism Awareness Month in April. Proceeds from the Light Up The Blues Concert will go towards Autism Speaks’ research and advocacy efforts for families and individuals impacted by the disorder.
“As parents of a child on the Autism Spectrum, we recognize the ongoing challenges of every family impacted by this baffling disorder and wish to be part of a community that seeks solutions, and offers support,” says Kristen & Stephen Stills. “Light Up The Blues,” will celebrate the many gifts of autistic individuals, while supporting Autism Speaks in their mission to raise awareness and continue to enact their successful advocacy on behalf of all those who navigate through the journey of Autism.”
Special Seating Packages for Light Up The Blues are available on CSN’s official website ( www.crosbystillsnash.com). Seated tickets ranging from $85 to $125 and standing room tickets for $38.50 are on sale via www.AXS.com, charge by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX or 888-929-7849 (fees may apply). Tickets may also be purchased 10AM-5PM, Mon-Fri, at the STAPLES Center Box Office (1111 S. Figueroa St., 90015), or the Club Nokia box office (800 W. Olympic Blvd., 90015), open after 5PM on show days. No fees are charged at either box office. Additional sponsor packages are available through Autism Speaks. For more information: Venas Matthews-Bazin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Autism Speaks
Autism Speaks is the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. It is dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Autism Speaks was founded in February 2005 by Suzanne and Bob Wright, the grandparents of a child with autism. Mr. Wright is the former vice chairman of General Electric and chief executive officer of NBC and NBC Universal. Since its inception, Autism Speaks has committed more than $195 million to research and developing innovative resources for families. Each year Walk Now for Autism Speaks events are held in more than 100 cities across North America. On the global front, Autism Speaks has established partnerships and related activities in more than 40 countries on five continents to foster international research, services and awareness. To learn more about Autism Speaks, please visit AutismSpeaks.org.
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