JAS/JFMAF Sonic Showdown to Showcase Talented Student Musicians from Throughout the Valley
New Sonic Silent Disco Fundraiser to Follow Saturday, April 13 at The Temporary in Basalt
ASPEN, CO, April 5, 2019 – Jazz Aspen Snowmass (JAS) and the Jake Foerster Music Arts Fund (JFMAF) will present the second annual Sonic Showdown at The Temporary in Basalt on Saturday, April 13 from 4-6pm. Free and open to the public, the Showdown will showcase talented Valley students in a variety of musical forms including singer-songwriters, rock and jazz bands, DJ’s and more. JAS utilizes the Showcase to find talent to perform at side stages at the June and Labor Day Experiences as well as other events throughout the year.
Following the Showdown that night, the two organizations will host a new fundraiser for their joint Scholarship Fund, the Sonic Silent Disco. Starting at 8pm, the Silent Disco will feature three DJ’s: DJ Ronnie, DJ Knuttybird and XHAUSTION, playing a diverse mix of music at the same time. Participants are given a set of headphones and can tune into whichever DJ mix they choose at any time. The only way to hear the music is through the headphones, leaving the room silent with people dancing to different beats across the floor. It’s fun to participate in, or just to watch! Tickets, at just $30, are available now at jasstore.org or 970.920.4996. Silent Disco proceeds will support the JAS/JFMAF Scholarship Fund, awarding college funds for local students with plans to expand their drive and expertise in the medium of sound.
Applications for Sonic Showdown student participants are still being accepted. For more information or to apply please visit JAS at jazzaspensnowmass.org. Additional details on the event can be found at JFMAF at jakefoersterfund.org or The Temporary at tacaw.org.
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JAS: Andrea Beard (970) 920-4996; [email protected]