Kids Rock Free (KRF)© is a music education initiative run by The Fender Center For Music Education, located in Corona, California. KRF provides free and low-cost music lessons to students ages 7-17. The program has serviced over 12,000 children and there are currently 800 waitlisted for the program. Students may study guitar, keyboards, drums, and voice. Legendary rock icon Steve Miller, a trustee for the program, is challenging his fans and artists to donate money to expand the program nationwide so that even more children can experience the joy of music.
Rock icon Paul Rodgers is also working to raise funds. During his concert tours with Solo and Bad Company, he will be donating rare personal stage items, autographed memorabilia, and collectibles for a nightly draw. All proceeds will be given to KRF. Rogers and his wife, Cynthia will match all monies raised.
In order to participate, simply visit the merchandise booth during any concert date and purchase a $5 fund-raising ticket. Two random drawings will be held each night, and the winner(s) will take home one (or two) items. Monthly drawings are also being held on Rodgers’ website, PaulRodgers.com.
Another way you can help is through the “text-to-donate” program started by Steve Miller. By texting “ROCK” to 50555, you can make a $10 donation directly from your mobile phone. The one time donation will be added to mobile bills. Messaging and data rates may apply. Terms, help, and other details can be found at www.mgive.com/a.
Below is a list of Paul Rodgers’ upcoming shows:
- July 16 Fantasy Springs Casino Indio, CA +
- July 17 Orange County Fair Costa Mesa, CA +
- July 22 The Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena Lakeland, FL +
- July 23 St. Augustine Amphitheatre St. Augustine, FL +
- July 25 Chastain Park Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA +
- July 27 Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA +
- July 30 Choctaw Resort Casino Event Center Durant, OK +
- August 1 Outlaw Jam/Frederick Co. Fairgrounds Frederick, MD +
- August 4 Casino Rama Entertainment Center Rama, Ontario +
- August 14 Bike Rally Port Dover, Ontario +
- October 4 Potawatomi Casino Milwaukee, WI +
- October 5 Potawatomi Casino Milwaukee, WI +
- October 7 The Joint/Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Catoosa, OK (Tulsa) +
- October 9 Little Creek Casino Resort Shelton, WA *
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