Playing for Change Day, September 17, 2011

I love these guys… from the Playing for Change Foundation:

PLAY A SONG. BUILD A SCHOOL. CHANGE THE WORLD.

Our vision is to inspire a global community of musicians and fans on street corners, sidewalks, cafés, and concert halls for the 1st annual Playing For Change Day. Sign up and perform to help raise money to build schools, support music and arts programs, purchase instruments, and connect students around the world. Or make a donation and help spread peace through the power of music.

Playing For Change Day 2011: Join in! from PlayingForChangeFoundation on Vimeo.

From the Participate page…

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS AND VENUES

Your participation can take many forms. You can:

  • Perform for a live audience of any size and encourage listeners to make a donation
  • Pledge a show, donate a portion of ticket sales, or play a private benefit – we will feature as many artists as possible through our website and Facebook page
  • Support another artist’s show by making a donation
  • Offer your venue – a club, restaurant, café, business, or residence – to musicians or fans who want to have an event
  • Encourage musicians and fans at your venue to participate in the event by making a donation via our website or SMS/text-to-give (where available, beginning in early September)
  • Send us a link to a YouTube video from a live performance
  • Mentor a classroom and provide music instruction at a local school
  • Spread the word by recruiting others to the cause, showing the Playing For Change Foundation Program Overview video at events and liking us on Facebook

CALLING ALL MUSIC FANS

Your participation can take many forms. You can:

  • Make a donation in the name of your favorite artist or live show – via our website or through SMS/text-to-give (where available, beginning in early September)
  • Share the music with friends and family, encourage them to support the cause by giving, by sharing it with their social networks, and by liking us on Facebook
  • Ask a local venue to have or support a Playing For Change Day show
  • Throw a Playing For Change Day party or create your own inspiring event to engage people in the vision
  • Promote music and arts education in your local schools
  • Spread the word by recruiting others to the cause, showing the Playing For Change Foundation Program Overview video at events and liking us on Facebook
  • Enjoy the experience by coming to the website to view inspiring stories of shows