Every spring in Atlanta, 1000+ artists take the stage over several weekends to benefit the Songs for Kids Foundation. Songs For Kids Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 2007 with the mission to enrich the lives of children suffering from illness or hardship. The Earl, Smith’s Olde Bar, and The Loft are all hosting the organization this year and each venue has it’s own special theme nigh(s) with ticket sales benefiting the foundation.
This year, Songs For Kids will hit the road, covering over 20,000 miles, and visiting over 200 children’s hospitals across America. Kids often suffer from isolation when dealing with an illness, especially during a prolonged hospital stay. The program works hard to lift their spirits and it really brings hospitalized children out of their shells. Parents are often thrilled to see the amazing transformation. Besides bringing music to hospitalized children, the organization also coordinates special needs camps with live interactive concerts and the Songs For Kids Records songwriting & recording program.
As artists on Songs For Kids Records, hospitalized children learn how to write and record original songs. This is an amazing opportunity for the kids to open a creative outlet to share their feelings and personal stories. Songs For Kids creates a CD that the patients and their families can cherish forever. The kids have the opportunity to work with producers and songwriters in order to craft their stories and ideas.
We ‘d like to applaud the venues and artists participating in this great cause. Get out and enjoy your favorite local artists, performing awesome hit songs, and know that you’re helping the cause too!
This year’s schedule of events:
April 19 – Smith’s Olde Bar
The 50 Greatest Soundtrack Songs
April 20 – Smith’s Olde Bar
The 50 Greatest Break Up Songs
April 26 – The Loft @ Center Stage
VH1’s 50 Greatest Songs of the 80’s
April 27 – The Loft @ Center Stage
VH1’s 50 Greatest Songs of the 90’s
May 3 & 4 – The Earl
The 100 Greatest College Radio Songs
May 17 & 18 – Smith’s Olde Bar
A Celebration of Georgia Music (100 of the greatest songs by Georgia Artists)
Come out to one or all of these great events and help support the children! Tickets are $15.