MUSIC WITH A MISSION: Local Bands Battle to Benefit Chronically and Terminally Ill Children

Come join us for a night of music and fun as four up and coming bands take the stage to compete for prizes, bragging rights, and the honor of being crowned the "ArtWorks Battle of the Bands 2012 Champions."
July 9, 2012 - PRLog -- On Thursday, July 19th four of New York's hottest local bands will vie for the title of ArtWorks Battle of the Bands Champions. The fundraiser will take place from 8:00pm to 11:00pm at The National Underground in the Lower East Side. The money raised by this event will help support ArtWorks, The Naomi Cohain Foundation in its continuing mission to provide children suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs.

The contenders are Night Fevers, Die Pretty, Lachi and Meridian Gold, and The New Velvet, and they each bring a unique sound to the competition. Each band will perform for an esteemed panel of celebrity judges including Michael Musto from The Village Voice, Roger Gold from Warner Music Group, James Forrestel from Guvera USA, and Maria Milito from Q104.3.

Several local businesses are participating and have generously donated items for prizes and raffles including: The National Underground, The Cutting Room Studio, The Great Frog, Canal Room, Guvera USA, and Sam Ash Music Stores.

“We are so excited to bring up and coming talent to the forefront, and at the same time raise awareness for our organization,” said ArtWorks Executive Director, Daniela Mendelsohn. “ArtWorks celebrates the creative spirit and at the Battle of the Bands that is exactly what we will be doing.”

The National Underground, 159 East Houston St, NYC

Thursday – July 19th, 2012
8:00pm to 11:00pm

Backstage passes and photo / interview arrangements are available to members of the media. Please contact Katherine Kelly, 201-608-0146,,

Live Music Fans:
Tickets are available in advance at for $20.00. Tickets at the door will be $25.00. For more information contact Katherine Kelly, 201-608-0146,,

About ArtWorks:
Founded in 2002, ArtWorks provides children and young adults suffering from chronic and life-threatening illnesses, and their siblings, access to creative and performing arts programs that encourage the use of the creative process as a vehicle for healing, communication, self-expression and personal development. ArtWorks seeks to empower, validate, and honor these children by offering them the hands-on experience and materials with which to create, as well as the opportunity to publicly share their artistic accomplishments.
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