Announcing FAA’s 10th Anniversary Concert Series

8/17/2016

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Subject:  Announcing FAA’s 10th Anniversary Concert Series

Contact : Adam Bray, President & Founder Fredericksburg All Ages,  540-226-9368   adam@fredericksburgallages.com

FREDERICKSBURG, VA. — August 17, 2016 – Fredericksburg All Ages (FAA), a nonprofit providing youth leadership and youth empowerment opportunities through all-ages music and arts events, announced the launch of a 10 concert series to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of its first concert. The FAA10 Concert Series will take place from Sept 10, 2016 to January 27, 2017 at two different downtownlocations and will include experiential workshops led by local professionals in concert-related skills like sound engineering, film and photography. 

FAA10 will celebrate the diversity of music throughout the Fredericksburg area and region. “The FAA10 series brings everything from Moodie Black and Ceshi, touring hip hop groups, to the shoegaze band Wildhoney from Baltimore,” says the chair of FAA’s Youth Advisory Council, 16 year old J.B. Hope. “From the American Primitive guitar stylings of Fredericksburg’s own Daniel Bachman to the high energy party music of Elby Brass, there’s something for everyone.”

The first concert on Sept 10th takes place at CRRL Headquarters Library and will commemorate the actual 10 year anniversary of FAA’s first concert (Sept 10th, 2006). Over the past decade FAA has hosted over 300 alcohol and drug free concerts, giving musicians under 21 a place to perform in front of their peers and featuring acclaimed touring acts from all over the world. As a youth-run and volunteer-based nonprofit, local teenagers plan, coordinate and are in charge of executing every aspect of FAA’s programming.

All concerts will take place on the weekend (either on Fridays or Saturdays), begin at 7:00 p.m. and will end by 10:00 p.m. Admission will be $5 for each show and, of course, they will all be all-ages.

For more information, visit www.fredericksburgallages.org or www.facebook.com/fburgallages

FAA10 Concert Lineup

Sept 10th, 2016 - Foozle, Sitcom, Business Hours and SIG SAWYER @ CRRL Headquarters Library
Sept 30th, 2016 - Moodie Black, Ceschi Ramos, Saviors @ St. George's Episcopal Church
Oct 7th, 2016 - Elby Brass, Atoms Apart, TBA @ St. George's Episcopal Church
Oct 21st, 2016 - Wildhoney, Raw Feels, Katie Alice Greer, Smallhands @ CRRL Headquarters Library
Nov 12th, 2016 - Tribe Ninety Five, TBA @ CRRL Headquarters Library
Nov 19th, 2016 - Daniel Bachman, Her Kind, and Austin Crow @ CRRL Headquarters Library
Dec 9th, 2016 - J. Flax and the Heart Attacks, North Country, and Business Hours @ St. George's Episcopal Church
Dec 17th, 2016 - Cat Be Damned, Janus, and Second Date @ CRRL Headquarters Library
Jan 7th, 2017 - Her Kind, Hyperdiamond, Some Say Ghosts @ CRRL Headquarters Library
Jan 27th, 2017 - Smallhands, Infant Island, TBA @ St. George's Episcopal Church

2015 was incredible, 2016 is going to be even better!

The end of the year is the perfect time to look back at past accomplishments while looking forward to new endeavors and opportunities.  

2015 is almost behind us and FAA had an incredible year. We hosted over 20 events, including

In addition to that, we've expanded our Youth Advisory Council and volunteer list with more and more new people getting involved. 

As great as 2015 has been, we're extremely excited about the upcoming year. 2016 will mark FAA's 10th Anniversary and we've got some fantastic things lined up (see below)!

We'd love your support in making all this happen. Every donation is 100% tax deductible and even the smallest donation helps us tremendously. We're 100% volunteer run and rely on your donations to be one of the nation's only youth-run music and arts nonprofits. 

Click here to donate online and consider donating monthly to help us commemorate our 10th year!

Things to get excited about in 2016!

Fredericksburg All Ages starting our first Girls Who Code club. 

In case you haven't heard, we're starting a Girls Who Code Club in January. The club will be part of the national non-profit organization Girls Who Code, which seeks to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities. The Girls Who Code club will meet in FAA's digital arts and media lab, Studio 15.  

The club will be taught by Kenneth Lecky and Zeph Mann and will be advised by Kana Zink.

Our winter/spring club is unfortunately already full to capacity, but if you or someone you know is interested for our Fall 2016 club, please visit www.fredericksburgallages.org/girlswhocode for more information.

Youth Leadership Training

Fredericksburg All Ages is partnering with the Richmond Peace Education Center to host a training for youth affiliated with FAA in 2016. Members of FAA's youth advisory council and others will be invited to take part in this experiential and highly participatory program that emphasizes affirmation, communication, cooperation, problem solving and leadership.

Students will take away new skills for resolving conflict and at the completion of the program, each successful participant will be given a certificate of completion and can become a certified member of the RPEC youth conflict resolution team.  

FAA's 10th Anniversary!

Can you believe it's been 10 years already?!?! On September 10th, 2016, we'll be marking a decade since FAA's first show. We've got a lot of fun things planned to celebrate FAA's 10th anniversary throughout the year. So, stay tuned!