The Savannah Urban Arts Festival
This year the festival jumps off May 5th-10th, 2009 in Savannah, GA featuring Special Guests Bill Strickland, Jeff Chang, Anthony David, and many more.
AWOL Benefit Concert Fundraiser
The festival is proud to have a Grammy Nominated singer and songwriter, Anthony David as this years featured artist. AD is was born and raised right here in our city and has decided to swing through and give his hometown some love! But that not all, in addition to ADs performance, you are in for a real treat from another Savannah born artist, Brittany Bosco! This young women is surely going straight to the top so we want to be one of the first to support our own homegrown talent.Bosco a classically trained vocalist shows a wide range of influences, from Sara Vaughn to Andre 3000.
So lets love AD and Brittany back as we raise funds to support Savannah youth by providing them with access to creative outlets like AWOLs Music Recording Program or AWOLs Summer Film and Photojournalism Program.
Concert and VIP Party Pricing
This concert will include a Cash Bar
ID CHECK WILL BE IN FULL EFFECT
$35-Gold Level Supporter (limited # of tickets)
Access for 1 to concert
$45-Platinum Level Supporter (limited # of tickets)
Access for 1 to concert
2 Premium Drink Tickets for use at our cash bar
$10 VALUE-Access to VIP after party with artist Anthony David and Brittany Bosco at Cha Bellas Fine Dining Restaurant
VIP AFTER PARTY-$10 Donation
Come hang out with AD and Bosco at the VIP After Party event at Cha Bellas. Cha is just a block away from the Morris Center, so leave your car and head on over!
Although youth culture, and particularly hip hop, often carry a negative connotation in communities around the country, the goal of the SUAF is to demonstrate how music, dance, writing and art can be employed to achieve a level of critical consciousness necessary to promote positive growth in people of all ages. By directing the content of the SUAF programming toward the interests of youth (hip hop culture, after-school programming) as well as the interests of civic leaders (entrepreneurial opportunities, community improvement, job training), the SUAF hopes to initiate a civic conversation about their shared vision and shared values, and how those goals can be met practically on a local and regional level by utilizing arts education to create positive community growth.
While budget cuts in schools and social programs have damaged arts education in communities across the country, many young people have grown up without the necessary means to understand the intrinsic value of self-expression, leaving many of them further disenfranchised, particularly those young people who grow up in low-income families or poverty-stricken neighborhoods. What many people have failed to recognize is that the arts and artists hold a mirror up to a community or society by allowing its members to express themselves and their perspective, giving voice to those who might not be heard otherwise.
The Savannah Urban Arts Festival hopes to help citizens and civic leaders alike realize the concrete bonds between the arts and community revitalization. By cultivating a culture of creative self-expression, we have the power to enrich our communities by providing people with the information, ideas and tools necessary to effect positive change.
Through its partnership with GreenLifeSpace and GreenFest, SUAF also aims to raise awareness about the importance of environmental sustainability in urban areas, including steps that individuals and organizations can take to reduce their impact on the environment. On May 9th-10th, the SUAF events will take place along side the 3rd Annual GreenFest, which highlights ÂgreenÂbusinesses and organizations in the region, including recycling programs, organic farmers, and much more!
Charles H. Morris Center
10 East Broad St.
Savannah, GA 31401
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