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Open for the Roots at House of Blues Chicago
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Platform One Entertainment is looking for a Sonicbids artist to open for The Roots at Dare 2 Dream, a benefit concert and silent auction at the House of Blues Chicago. The event, taking place on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 will support music and education in the Chicagoland area.
The selected artist will perform in front of major local, regional & national media that will reach millions across the country, as well as many music/entertainment industry VIPs./n/nPlatform One Entertainment is looking for a Sonicbids artist to open for The Roots at Dare 2 Dream, a benefit concert and silent auction at the House of Blues Chicago. The event, taking place on Saturday, December 4th, 2010 will support music and education in the Chicagoland area.
The selected artist will perform in front of major local, regional & national media that will reach millions across the country, as well as many music/entertainment industry VIPs.
Previous Sonicbids artists selected by Platform One have performed in front of representatives from SPIN Magazine, Pitchfork Media, YahooMusic, ABC, NBC, CBS, E! Entertainment, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, 93XRT, Q101, WTMX, WGCI and many other major media outlets. This will be a multi-genre benefit event and they are accepting all genres of music for submission.
The event is designed to help strengthen and support music education within the community through the People's Music School.
The Roots are a Grammy Award winning American hip hop band formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "?uestlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are famed for beginning with a jazzy, eclectic approach to hip hop which still includes powerful live instrumentals. The band's breakthrough album, Things Fall Apart, broke into the Top 10 best selling albums on Billboard's Top 100 chart, peaking at #4.
The Roots' newest album, How I Got Over, has been released to critical acclaim, with USA Today saying, "The band's daring genre-bending eclecticism and insightful socio-politicism make Over worth revisiting time and again." The band and all it's members pride themselves on being positive role models and active in social change, which is apparent when observing their extensive, ever-evolving body of work and devoted fanbase. On March 2, 2009, The Roots became the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
Platform One Entertainment is extremely committed to continuing the development and delivery of amazing entertainment events to help benefit and bring meaningful awareness and fundraising to important causes and charities.
Platform One has generated noteworthy visibility and funding for The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, The Common Ground Foundation, The Chicago Alliance to End Homelessness, The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital, Working in the Schools, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Partnership for Cures and People's Music School while working with some of today's biggest artists including Kings of Leon, Common, Gov't Mule, MGMT, Cypress Hill, Talib Kweli, Gavin Rossdale, Blues Traveler and several others.
What other artists say:
- "We got to play with our heroes, Kings of Leon, because of Platform One & Sonicbids. It was an experience we will never forget and helped us get signed to a major label." - Young the Giant, selected for Platform One's "Open for Kings of Leon" competition
"Working with Platform One & Sonicbids for the Dare 2 Dream benefit with Talib Kweli was phenomenal. Performing with other exceptional artists for a charitable event such as this has been one of the best shows that we've had the pleasure of playing." - The Primeridian, selected for Platform One's "Open for Talib Kweli" competition
"To play with Gavin Rossdale was a huge step for Relief, in terms of dream chasing and professionalism. Being from Ireland, it has allowed us to break into America with a continued fan base in Chicago as a result. We hope to continue our work with Platform One and Sonicbids and also the chance to headline the Dare 2 Dream events in the not to distant future!" - Relief, selected for Platform One's "Open for Gavin Rossdale" competition