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A Special Thank You

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To everyone from Close the Box and Nature By Numbers,

Thank you so much for coming out and performing at Fender® Center on Saturday. All of you were amazing and your performance was spectacular. We are so lucky here at Kids Rock Free® to be able to work with so many wonderfully talented performers.

But more than that, we are so lucky to work with performers who care.

Because of you, the Kids Rock Free education program continues on. Here at KRF, it is our ongoing mission to fill our community not only with music education, but with passion for the arts.

This past week, Executive Director Pamela Hogan spoke on behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts to defend them from another threat to their budget, and to share how necessary and vital programs like Kids Rock Free are throughout the country.

Though there continue to be detractors, KRF thanks you for endeavoring with us to bridge the gap between kids, knowledge, and the vitality that passion brings. Passion for music is passion for life. Thank you for striving with us.

Close the Box with Nature by Numbers

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Close the Box is going to be doing a show at the Fender Center’s Rhythm Lounge Saturday, April 5, at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:30. Our program consists of music that pays homage to progressive rock bands spanning four decades.  Yes, Gentle Giant, Genesis, Toy Matinee, Happy the Man, and many others are what you will hear on the show.

The musicians in Close the Box are made of dedicated musicians that are playing in the band for the sheer joy and respect of the bands that they are covering. The band is: Bill Giles (bass), Scott Grant (keys), Casey Jones (vocals), Alex Zimmer (guitar), Paul Zimmer (drums), and Lee Zimmer (guitar).

Also sharing the program will be the LA based group, Nature By Numbers. They are by far one of the best progressive rock bands to come along. Calling what they do “experimental rock”, it is performed with the precision, tightness, groove, and tones that you would expect to see on a major touring band.  Their music has some of the most involved tonal and rhythmic structures, and yet has sense and depth that can appeal to all listeners. Nature by Numbers consists of Thomas Golden (vocals), Garret Bever (guitar), Chris Golen (bass),  Joel Martinez (guitar), and  John Hoik (drums).

Kids Rock Free student tickets are only $5 and all other tickets are only $10. The show is a benefit for the Kids Rock Free music program. All the proceeds from this event will be going directly to much needed equipment for the recording studio at the center.  The studio will be used for recording the students and for the students to learn themselves how to record sessions. This will tie in with plans for song writing classes at the school where kids will learn to write songs, rehearse with other students, and record their project in a professional digital recording studio. So please make a point to help raise funds for this while enjoying some amazing music doing so.

Raffle tickets will be available for sale to win unique music memorabilia items (you do not need to be there to win) and there will be beer, wine, soda and refreshments for sale. For tickets call the KRF office at 951.735.2440

In the Fender Center’s Rhythm Lounge Saturday, April 5 2014
365 N Main St
Corona, CA 92880
Or get tickets online!