Tickets on Sale for $25 This Wednesday, July 30 at StubHub
for Tuesday, August 12th Show
100% of Proceeds From This Event Benefit The Mr. Holland’s Opus
Foundation in StubHub’s First Self-Produced, Self-Ticketed Live Concert
Portland, Oregon, by way of Wasilla, Alaska-based band Portugal.
The Man to headline StubHub’s
Next Stage Benefitting Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF).
Bay Area schools benefitting from full ticket proceeds of the
benefit concert as well as a portion of an initial $250,000
provided to MHOF by StubHub include Westlake Middle School, Martin
Luther King, Jr. Elementary and KIPP Bridge Charter.
StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, is taking music
to the next stage in its biggest music initiative yet to support
emerging artists while giving access to the true music fan.
Launching with its first self-produced and self-ticketed live
concert event, the Next Stage Concert Series, the San
Francisco date with Portugal. The Man is the third of the five
cross-country dates in the series that will raise money for the Mr.
Holland’s Opus Foundation and local schools in each market.
The first took place in May in Los Angeles featuring Swedish
singer-songwriter Lykee Li and the second took place in June in
Nashville featuring Los Angeles-based rock band Grouplove.
Portugal. The Man said: “Where we grew up there was no
music education. We think about how different our lives would have
been growing up had we had the opportunity to explore our creative
sides. As a band, Portugal. The Man has always done whatever we
can to encourage kids to explore music and the arts. We are
excited to partner with StubHub to help give kids the tools they
need to explore their creativity.”
Tuesday, August 12
8 PM: Doors Open; media check-in begins
9 PM: Performance
The Regency Ballroom
|1300 Van Ness Ave.|
|San Francisco, CA 94109
|StubHub recognizes that providing rewarding experiences and taking
its music efforts to the next stage extends beyond the concert and,
as such, is continuing the mission of its corporate social
responsibility program promoting music education and the arts by
naming Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation a national recipient of its
Rising Star Award. The award comes with an initial $250,000 grant
from the StubHub Foundation (a corporate-advised fund of the Silicon
Valley Community Foundation) and access to StubHub’s platform,
partners and employee talent to help further its mission to keep
music alive in schools.
|The StubHub Foundation grant will be distributed by MHOF to schools
in need, in the form of $50,000 in new musical instruments that will
help ensure the continuation and expansion of school music education
programs throughout five of the concert series markets. In addition,
100% of ticket proceeds from the Next Stage benefit concerts will be
donated to MHOF.
The Next Stage Concert Series Benefiting Mr. Holland’s Opus
Foundation will go on to feature a different artist in each of the
remaining cities: Chicago (September) and New York (October).
For more on Next Stage or to donate to MHOF, please visit www.stubhub.com/next-stage-concert-series
or follow @StubHub.