SAN DIEGO, CA. (Top40 Charts/ Viejas Entertainment & Production) - Viejas Entertainment and Production, owners and operators of the San Diego
area's premiere concert venues, have partnered with the Alpine
Union School District to help support music education in its elementary and middle schools by donating proceeds from each Concerts in the Park ticket sold.
In its ninth season, Viejas Concerts in the Park has recently announced its 2008 concert season lineup, with 22 concert dates April through October, and more to come. The intimate venue located at the Viejas Outlet Center can accommodate up to 2,500 ticketholders per show.
'We are absolutely thrilled and feel blessed to have Viejas approach us and offer to donate a percentage of their sales to our music programs,' said Alpine Union School District Superintendent Greg Ryan. 'In a year of tremendous budget cuts, their generosity could not have come at a better time. This donation is going to help begin, grow and strengthen our music education programs and with their assistance we look forward to continuing these fundamental programs.'
The Alpine Union School District has one kindergarten facility, three elementary schools and one middle school, accommodating roughly 2,150 students. Currently there is one music teacher for the three elementary schools and one music teacher at the middle school teaching the elective class.
'Education is important to the Viejas Tribe, and with their rich tradition of giving back to the community, our partnership with the Alpine School District was a natural fit,' said Tony San Pietro, Viejas Entertainment and Production President. 'I know first hand that without music education in schools many students are missing out on a fundamental part of learning. Viejas is proud to be able to help instill the passion of music in younger generations and keep the dream of becoming a musician alive.'
$1 from each concert ticket sold will be directed to specific music programs in Alpine elementary and middle schools. The donation is expected to range from $60,000 - $90,000 and will go toward much needed resources such as instruments, lighting, software and advanced programs at the local schools.
The 2008 Concerts in the Park schedule is as follows:
April 19 - Flyleaf & Seether
April 22 - Mudcrutch feat. Tom Petty, Tom Leadon, Randall Marsh, Mike Campbell & Benmont Tench
April 26 - The Whispers & Lakeside
May 3 - Unwritten Law, The Vandals, Hot Water Music
May 15 - Rilo Kiley
May 16 & 17 - Margaret Cho
May 23 - The Cult
May 31 - Keith Sweat, Bell Biv Devoe, En Vogue
June 4 - Gary Allan
June 7 - MTV's Making the Band 4 - The Tour
June 27 - True Colors feat. Cyndi Lauper, The B-52's, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Hosted by Carson Kressley
June 28 - Gabriel Iglesias
July 12 - Boy George
July 26 - Los Lonely Boys & Los Lobos
August 3 - Geroge Thorogood & Buddy Guy
August 4 - Regeneration Tour feat. The Human League, Belinda Carisle, ABC, Dead or Alive, Naked Eyes
August 9 - Carlos Mencia (2 Shows) 6:30p & 9:30p
August 20 - Donna Summer
August 30 - Melissa Etheridge
September 12 - Jaguares
October 10 - Jeff Dunham (2 Shows) 7:30p & 10:00p
Tickets can be purchased at the V Shop (located near the east entrance of the casino), at all TicketMaster outlets, by phone at 619-220-TIXS or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Concert schedule subject to change. For updated information on shows and ticket prices, visit www.viejasentertainment.com.