Play it Forward: A Concert Fundraiser for Intonation Music
Thursday, April 23 2020 | Metro Chicago, 3730 N. Clark St.
About Play It Forward:
Intonation has held unique fundraising events for years, and our guests have shared that what sets us apart are inspiring performances by our students. We agree, and this year we are taking a break from the traditional gala format to place music and our students front and center at a new event - Play It Forward!
About the Music:
Play It Forward will feature Intonation alumnus Wyatt Waddell and his 8-piece band playing Stevie Wonder's classic album 'Talking Book' from start to finish. Called Chicago's "Boy Wonder" by the Tribune, Waddell spent 8 years as an Intonation Music student. He is a rising star in the city's pop, soul, and R & B scenes and an Intonation instructor.
Wyatt will be joined on stage by some very special guest stars throughout the set - AMI (Lizzo, Jamila Woods), Frank Orrall (Poi Dog Pondering), Woody Goss (Vulfpeck), Kahil El'Zabar (Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Pharoah Sanders), Sam Trump, Billy Branch, Cole Degenova (Chance the Rapper, Lupe Fiasco), V.V. Lightbody, Cassandra O'Neal (Prince), Isaiah Sharkey (D'Angelo, John Mayer), Nick Tremulis, and more to be announced. The concert will include two Intonation student bands making their Metro debut - CoCoYoYo and Yozora.
About our Sponsorships:
Committed sponsors provide critical support to our community, our students, and the future of our programs with their involvement. Sponsorships offer organizations a presence surrounding two major events in two Chicago communities. Marketing materials will feature sponsor names and logos for Play It Forward in April AND for Intonation's annual youth arts festival in Bronzeville, Mixtape Live in June. Mixtape Live draws over 500 guests annually from the Bronzeville area, to celebrate music, dance, and other art forms being created by youth in their community.