George Harrison Tribute with Ryan Ross, Robert Francis and more

When You Awake is throwing a George Harrison Tribute concert on Saturday, September 12th.

George Harrison Tribute

They will be taking over Spaceland in Los Angeles for an evening to celebrate the songs of George Harrison and to support the Harmony Project, a non-profit organization that provides free music instruction to 750 youths, ages 6-17, in inner-city Los Angeles.

Performances of George Harrison songs by Ryan Ross (The Young Veins/Panic At The Disco), Robert Francis, Matt Popieluch (Foreign Born/ Fools Gold), Michael Runion, Amanda Jo Williams, Denver Dalley (Desaparecidos/ Statistics), Leslie Stevens (Leslie and the Badgers), The Whispering Pines, Mississippi Man, El May (Ben Lee/Luna), Andy Creighton (The World Record/Parson Redheads), Brian Whelan (The Broken West), Josh Charney (Le Switch), Eugene Edwards, John Hopkinson and more to be announced.

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A Tribute To George Harrison
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Spaceland, 1717 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
9 pm Doors
Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at door
21+ only

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About When You Awake

When You Awake is a Los Angeles based company run by Jody Orsborn. The company is centered around the the music website,, that features daily music news, live show reviews, style finds and an extensive Mixtape Column, where bands such as Midlake, The Bees and Vetiver share Top 10 songs lists. When You Awake includes regular contributors from all over the United States, Europe and South America. Orsborn also hosts a two hour radio show every Monday from 2-4 pm PST on Little and presents shows around town featuring musicians like Justin Townes Earle, Deer Tick and Leslie and the Badgers.

About The Harmony Project

Founded in 2001 and inspired by the Venezuelan program El Sistema, the Harmony Project is a non-profit organization with a vision of enhancing children's lives through music. We accomplish this by bringing quality music instruction and ensemble playing to children
who otherwise would not have access to it; complementing music education with supporting resources and opportunities; and, fostering a community of families that actively support their children's growth and development.

The Harmony Project provides free music instruction to 750 youths, ages 6-17, in inner-city Los Angeles where the high school drop-out rate is higher than 50%. During the hours of 3 to 8 p.m.-when children are most vulnerable to negative influences--we provide
instruments, private and group lessons, performance opportunities, field trips, and a variety of supportive resources. Students need not exhibit talent to remain in our program, just commitment. Parent participation is an important part of our success, thus far. Additionally, our cost-sharing partnerships with Los Angeles City College, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Los Angeles Unified School District has fostered a community that transforms young people's lives by offering college credit and college scholarships.

Our evaluation partnership with RAND has allowed us to improve and refine our program over time, and we proudly report that 100% of our participants complete high school. For the past two years, the Harmony Project has been recognized by the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities as one of the 50 best arts-based youth development programs in the nation. The Coming Up Taller Award is the nation's highest honor for after-school arts programs.

For more information, go to:

When You Awake

The Harmony Project


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