Join us this Thursday, October 8th at 6 PM for our virtual Early Giving Kickoff Virtual Concert!! Kick off your shoes, relax, and take a breather! You and your organization have worked so hard on your EP Giving Day campaign!
Enjoy this free concert event sponsored by Diageo Americas, Inc.. Part of CMT’s 2019 Next Women of Country Tour, Clare Dunn, will be MCing the night and performing her beautiful song inspired by our hometown, “El Paso”. Local bands, As The City Sleeps and Great Shapes will be performing their hit songs to give us different tastes of El Paso.
Link to the stream: Early Giving Kickoff Virtual Concert
See below for the prize rules to register for this event and win $$$!
Singer/songwriter Clare Dunn is known for her transfixing live shows, powerful vocals, and unparalleled guitar playing. As part of CMT’s 2019 Next Women of Country Tour, Clare took her “big voice” (The Boston Globe) on the road with Hannah Ellis and Cassadee Pope to cities including New York, Atlanta, Washington D.C. and Boston. The Colorado native who “can do it all” (CMT) with “swaggering confidence and soulful vocals” (Rolling Stone) caught the attention of rock legend Bob Seger who, after hearing her sound check only once, invited her to open his Ride Out Tour. Clare has been named “One to Watch” by USA Today, Billboard, The Boston Globe and Rolling Stone. “If there were ever an artist suited to play amphitheaters and arenas at this early stage of her career, it’s Clare Dunn.” – Rolling Stone Her new EP HONESTLY a personal collection (Big Yellow Dog Music) is out now!
Great Shapes, a Renegade Pop band from El Paso, distinguish themselves with their unique melodic guitar soundscapes, groovy bass lines, and uptempo drums that can keep you moving all night long. Influenced stylistically by Post Punk and Indie Pop, their contagious upbeat sound and lyrics tackle themes of love, disenchantment, change and the effect time has on everything in between.
Since their 2013 beginning and the debut of their first EP, Murmuration, they have toured across the country; sharing the stage with Deluxe, Moving Units, The Chain Gang of 1974, New Young Pony Club, Gardens & Villa, WILDCAT! WILDCAT!, and Stepdad. In their time spent on the road bringing their music to the masses, Great Shapes has had the distinct pleasure of playing CMJ 2015 and Neon Desert Music Festival.
On June 16, 2017, Great Shapes released their sophomore album, Somewhere In Between. Their first single, Brightness, was pressed over 100,000 times in October 2016’s issue of Relix Magazine. During their first week at the NACC radio Great Shapes came in as #20 most added and hit the top 200 chart at #168. The album was recorded in their hometown by Justin Leeah at Sound + Vision Studios (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, At the Drive-In, Conor O’berst). Some additional recording was done by Manuel Calderon at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, TX (Beach House, Portugal The Man). The album was mastered by, Grammy Award winner, Joe LaPorta in New York City, NY (David Bowie, Twin Shadow, The Killers, Foo Fighters).
What started as an acoustic solo project by singer/songwriter Allan Martinez, As The City Sleeps soon became a duo with long-time friends and collaborator Alex Fraire joining the project as producer and later offering his guitar services. The two soon began recording what is now their debut 5 song EP ‘Synesthesia’ (2017). Inspired by earthy acoustic guitars, dreamy vocals, and lyrical themes that range from love-loss, to a cold embrace from the night, to a perpectual fall from the clouds. The duo then recruited Jimmy Quintanar on drums and Esdhin Ávila on bass guitar and have since become a full outfit of seasoned musicians. A definite highlight for the band was when they performed their set of old and new songs at the legendary Whisky A Go Go in the infamous Hollywood, California’s Sunset Strip. The band is currently in the middle of recording their sophomore full-length album, due out later this year, and could not be more excited to see what the future might hold for them. Their sound could best be described as Indie/Alternative/Ambient love songs that are perfect for coffee shops and rainy days on the porch…
Nine organizations will win $250 each! Read below for more information to register to win.
Only lucky registered person will win a one night’s stay in a local AirBnB for a staycation after a successful EP Giving Day campaign! Enjoy a night in with a bottle of wine and special goodies from local El Paso shops. Following the directions below for registration, also download the AirBnB app on your phone, create an account, and “like” the AirBnB listing here.
**All winners will be announced during our Early Giving Kickoff Virtual Concert! Be sure to claim your prize in the comments section of the YouTube Live stream. **
To enter to win any prize follow the directions below: Drive by 221 N. Kansas, El Paso, TX 79901 (Downtown Wells Fargo building) on the Mills side on one of two dates for a curbside registration:
October 7th: 12 PM - 3 PM October 8th: 7 AM - 9 AM
The first 50 organizations to join us via curbside pick-up starting tomorrow at noon will receive a limited-edition 5th year anniversary El Paso Giving Day mask!
El Paso Giving Day members and PdNCF staff will be outside ready to give special 5th anniversary El Paso Giving Day goodies and register your organization for both raffles. You won’t be able to miss us!