Saturday, April 11, 2009

Three Chords and the Truth to perform at Silver Spring Blues Festival

The popular band "Three Chords and the Truth" will open the Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 2 pm.

Three Chords & The Truth is a blues inspired student led band now entering its' third year of existence. The band exists as a tribute to the birth of America's Music in the Delta Region and as a symbol for the power and passion of the garage band. Not only that, the students take you on a musical & historical journey through America's music.

As the band has evolved, it has worked tirelessly to create an environment in which any student can simply pick up an instrument learn it and then jam with it. The band is meant to inspire those young and old to get into music and assist with the rebirth of New Orleans and Mississippi following Hurrican Katrina. For two years, the band has raised funds for five student based cultural and arts programs in New Orleans and Mississippi, as well as for Breast Cancer Research, and various scholarship fundraisers.

Three Chords and the Truth is part of the Colours Arts in Education Program, an ensemble performing arts program dedicated to promoting positive change in students and the community. Through the ensemble performing arts method the "we" is the outcome of removing the "I" or "shooting star" mentality. All student-performers in the Colours Program are dedicated to strengthening their academic, leadership, interpersonal, and artistic skills through their shared experience in the Colours Program. The ultimate outcome of becoming a successful student-performer in the Colours Program goes beyond the stage and into the community.

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The first Annual Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring will take place on Saturday, May 9, 2009. The festival will be held, 2 pm to 6 pm, on Ellsworth Drive between Georgia Avenue and Fenton Street. The one-day event will feature local and regional blues stars playing acoustic and electric blues. Among the festival activities will be crafts, face painting, magicians, clowns, and a musical petting zoo.

In additon to "Three Chords and the Truth, Silver Spring acoustic blues star, Jonny Grave, will perform on the stage near the Silver Fountain on Ellsworth Drive. The exciting electric blues line up includes international blues star "Memphis Gold, "the DC Blues Band, and the winner of the 2009 DCBS Battle of the Bands competition.

The Silver Spring Blues Festival at Downtown Silver Spring is sponsored by the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., in partnership with the DC Blues Society, Montgomery College, Three Keys Music, PFA Silver Spring LLC, the Silver Spring Voice, and the Silver Spring Penguin.

The Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. is a Silver Spring 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was established to provide arts, entertainment and humanities programming for the Silver Spring Civic Building and Veterans Plaza to be completed in 2010.

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