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Pop-up concerts needed for Concert Across America to End Gun Violence

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ATTN: Pop-Up concerts needed from the Grand Canyon to the Golden Gate Bridge, Virginia Tech to Provincetown, Mass., the Motown Museum to Strawberry Fields 

Who: Musicians Against Gun Violence. Solo. Or a duo, an ensemble, an orchestra.

What: Pop-up publicity concerts to call attention to the “Concert Across America to End Gun Violence.”

When: Any time in your time zone, starting at sunrise on Wednesday, Sept 21 to sunset on Sunday, Sept. 25.

Where: At any recognizable national landmark or otherwise significant location.

Why: To call attention to America’s gun violence epidemic in this crucial presidential election.

How: Bring a friend (or several) to videotape you on a smart phone (horizontal view), then upload to social media using these hashtags:

  • #RememberSept25
  • #ConcertAcrossAmerica
  • #EndGunViolence

Tag your local U.S. Senator and Congressman too.

Music:  Please perform at least 3 songs or pieces:

  • “Amazing Grace”
  • 2 short songs or pieces of your choice

Please email us details of where and when you expect to perform:

For more info on the “Concert Across America to End Gun Violence” go to:

www.RememberSept25.org

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The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence: Sept 25, 2016

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MAGVA is the classical coordinator for the Concert Across America to End Gun Violence, taking place across the United States on Sunday, September 25, 2016.

On Sunday, September 25, 2016, we will remember the victims of America’s gun violence epidemic with
The Concert Across America,
a series of live events from coast to coast.

WHY MOBILIZE WITH MUSIC?

The power of music to reach far and wide has fueled countless important movements in recent decades. Now is the time to turn up the music to turn down the hateful rhetoric that has become a hallmark of the gun debate.

WHY ON SEPTEMBER 25TH?

In 2007, Congress designated September 25 as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims. And while two out of every three victims are killed with a firearm, the day of “remembrance” is the only thing Congress has done to acknowledge this loss.

And while we need to be respectful of what this day stands for, we must also demand that Congress mandates a background check for every gun sale, too.

WHY “ACROSS” THE COUNTRY?

We are one nation and together, we must pull together to protect our loved ones, and each other. Tragically, nine children will die today – and each day – from gunfire here in the U.S.

WHERE WILL THE CONCERTS BE?

Wherever you will be.

Got a guitar and a mic? Sing outside your Congressman’s local office. Need more of an audience? Invite camera crews and news reporters – they’re getting shot at too.

Belong to a church? Let the choir do the preaching.

Cantors. Call me. Maybe? No seriously. Call us. We need all of our faith-based friends to join us in remembering those murdered in their places of worship — from the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin to the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC.

Have access to a venue, performers, local promoters and want to organize it yourself? Hallelujah. Just let us know where (we have a few concerts already popping up here and there).

WILL THE CONCERTS CONNECT?

Yep. The #ConcertAcrossAmerica to #EndGunViolence will connect through social media. More details later how to #RememberSept25 as a day to honor victims, including but not limited to: #UT1966, #Stockton, #Jonesboro, #Paducah, #Columbine, #VirginiaTech, #Hokies, #NorthernIllinois, #Huskies, #Binghampton, #Tucson, #Aurora, #Clackamas, #OakCreek, #Newtown, #UCSB, #Roanoke, #Oregon, #ColoradoSprings, #SanBernadino, #Orlando,just to name a few.

WHO’S THE BACKUP BAND BEHIND THIS EFFORT?

We’re a national network of organizations, activists and artists in complete harmony over the need to keep guns out of dangerous hands. (To donate to the national effort, click here.)

WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

We need “concert coordinators” and performers in every congressional district (yep, all 435 of them.) Sign up here. Or,  email: RememberSept25 at gmail dot com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introducing MAGVA

MAGVA inspires, supports and galvanizes musicians who want to see the end of gun violence in America. Whatever their political persuasion or national heritage, color or creed, artists everywhere have a fervent desire to lend their voices and their instruments to this increasingly vital cause — but so many of them don’t know where or how to make their music matter.

New York City-based MAGVA works closely with leading local and national organizations in the anti-gun violence movement. With the goal of enhancing and supporting their activities in legislative, educational and awareness-building arenas, we help these organizations to create and develop projects and events with music at the heart of the message. We make introductions and facilitate collaborations between musicians and anti-gun violence advocates, while helping to develop concepts — from videos and musical underlays to commemorative compositions and live events.

The founders of MAGVA enjoy close relationships with the world’s leading musicians and arts organizations – from opera singers, instrumentalists, ensembles and composers to orchestras, festivals, concert presenters and arts foundations. By forging relationships and adding a creative impetus, MAGVA aims to provide a musical voice to the various platforms and media channels of the anti-gun violence movement, lending music to the message — and musicians to the cause — of lessening and ending gun violence in America.

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“In a sense, songs are the soul of a movement.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

“Part of my faith and hope in America is not that we achieve a perfect union, but that we get better. And we can do better than we’re doing right now, if we come together.”

– President Barack Obama