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SWEET CRYSTAL Rocks On To Support Wounded Warriors in 2011
TMG recording artists Sweet Crystal are continuing to produce, promote and play shows that highlight and support the needs of others. This year the Wounded Warrior Project will be the first beneficiary of their music and message.
On Saturday, February 5, SWEET CRYSTAL will be hosting a 5-band benefit concert at Callahan’s Music Hall (http://www.atcallahans.com)
“What we are doing with this show,” says Marq Speck, lead vocalist/keyboard player for Sweet Crystal, “is bringing together some of this area’s top musical talent to raise awareness, funding and other types of support for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).” WWP is a non-profit (501c3), nonpartisan national organization dedicated to helping injured service men and women.
“We plan to make it a standout musical night with something for everyone,” continues Speck. “Besides Sweet Crystal, we’ll have the heavy rock assault of fellow TMG band MediSin Wheel, the smooth jazz styling of Ray Cooke and Expansions Jazz Quartet, the inspirational music of R-n-B/blues band Oxgoad, and starting the night out right, Alyssa Simmons performing the national anthem.” Also slated for the evening will be guest appearances by local radio and television personalities as well as representatives from the various branches of the armed services.
Doors open at 8 PM with a progressive cover charge for those 18 years and older. “We’re doing something a little different with the admission,” says Speck. “Starting at just $5 per person, we’ll let the public decide how much they want to pay to get in. The more they want to donate – and 100% of the cover goes to WWP and is totally tax-deductible – the more chances they’ll have at winning some great military-themed giveaways. Basically it’s a great party with a great purpose.”
Sweet Crystal is a Michigan-based Christian rock act that has been performing live for nearly 4 decades. Their recent 2010 release “3” on the TMG label is already gathering media accolades and strong international sales. The military tribute song “Warriors”
For additional information, contact Nightcrier Music at (888)831-1984 or at http://www.sweetcrystal.com .