LeAnn Rimes will perform at the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Songwriters Music Series on September 20. The event will take place at William Hill Estate in Napa, Cal., and follows the kick-off event with Robin Thicke in Chicago last April. Napa is the second stop in the series, which has a show planned for Halloween in New York City.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation’s Songwriters Music Series,” LeAnn said. “Music is such an important part of my life and I’m happy to help spread awareness about the incredible work VH1 Save The Music is doing to keep music education programs in our schools. I look forward to a great show!”
“We are thrilled to have such an incredible talent in LeAnn Rimes perform at Songwriters Music Series Napa,” Paul Cothran, Vice President Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, said. “This has been a great platform for us to spread awareness about the importance of music education and raise funds to help restore programs nationwide. With LeAnn Rimes’ help, we hope to surpass the funds raised in 2011 and we are certainly in for a great evening!”
The Songwriters Music Series, which originally featured performances by Rob Thomas, Jewel, The Neptunes, Darius Rucker, BeBe Winans, Cyndi Lauper and more, re-launched in 2011. It acts as a platform for energized and socially conscious professionals to network while listening to music and enjoying a sponsored bar and hors d’oeuvres.
Each event features an intimate acoustic performance. Past performers include Glee’s Matthew Morrison, The Band Perry, Colbie Caillat and Andy Grammer. Since launching in 2011, the Songwriters Music Series has raised over $388,000, which continues to help restore 12 music education programs nationwide.
Tickets for the event are sold out, but fans can get involved by purchasing a limited edition Songwriters T-shirt for $40 to benefit VH1 Save The Music Foundation HERE. Beginning September 13, fans can also bid on one of a kind experiences in the 2012 Songwriters Music Series auction HERE.
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music in a child’s education. To date, the organization has provided more than $48 million in new musical instruments to 1,800 public schools in more than 100 cities around the country. You can learn more at www.vh1savethemusic.org.