VH1 Save The Music Foundation Presents: Lolla After Dark


If you are a music enthusiast, come show your support for the Save The Music Foundation this Saturday, August 1st at The Little Goat’s rooftop located in Chicago’s West Loop. This will be the first Lolla After Dark event for the Save the Music Foundation and will take place from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m., so all Lollapalooza goers don’t need to worry about missing out!

Jomaira, Grace A. Dunn Middle School Band

Photo courtesy of VH1 STM.

This event is a part of Save The Music’s new Musically Mastered Menu event series. The menu will be prepared by the owner of The Little Goat, Stephanie Izard. Some may recognize her name as the first female winner of Top Chef. To accompany the great food, up-and-coming artist Zella Day will take the stage to perform an intimate set for all Lolla After Dark attendees.

To top it off, the most rewarding part of being at this event is knowing that you are helping raise money for Save The Music Foundation. The Save The Music Foundation was founded in 1998 and since has purchased around $51 million worth of music instruments to restore music programs in 1900 schools across the United States, including 82 in Chicago Public Schools.

Vice President and Executive Director of the Save The Music Foundation Paul Cothran says, “Often times schools just don’t have the budget to make music programs part of the daily school curriculum. This is a sad reality because research suggests that music participation helps students stay in school and improve in other school subjects as well.”

According to Cothran, the most rewarding part of the Save The Music Foundation is making a difference. He explains, “Having a parent come up to me and say ‘you have saved my child’ or ‘ever since my child started playing their instrument there have been all kinds of improvements’ and just ‘thank you’ is really inspiring. That’s when I leave the school saying ‘were doing important work, we have to keep doing this.’”

So come out this Saturday and show your support for a great cause that will benefit Chicago Public Schools.

To purchase tickets for Lolla After Dark, click here.

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This article was written by Daisy Ruiz