WHEN: Saturday, February 8, 2014 8pm-10:30pm
868 Fourth Avenue @ E Street
Gaslamp, San Diego, Ca 92101
Ph: (619) 615-4000
$28.00-$49.00. Please click here to purchase tickets.
Ticket prices and availability subject to change.
Valentine’s Day is a holiday of love, and gratitude for those around you that you care about. It’s a time to slow everything down and spend some quality time with a loved one perhaps at an intimate dinner, or special getaway. But, wouldn’t Valentine’s Day be even more meaningful if not only you had that quality time, but you could do something good for others as well? There are several events in the San Diego area for this special holiday. One of those events showcases a very well know and talented musician as he kicks off his intimate solo acoustic acts this week in California.
Citizen Cope, a well-known musician is bringing his solo acoustic act to several small venues starting February 6th in San Juan Capistrano for a sold out show, and finishes his small tour on Valentine’s Day in Napa. This Saturday, February 8th he will play the legendary Balboa Theater in Downtown San Diego. Tickets for all of these events are available through Ticketmaster.
Cope is a product of the seventies, but rather than dive into mainstream music or what the labels wanted, he stands alone in a rawness and purity that makes you connect with his music. He is an amazing lyricist that spent a great deal of time writing songs, while working the background for other shows – never expecting that he would sing the songs. He didn’t have ideas of being a rock star and assumed that someday he would find the right artist to sing his songs. After touring and playing at local venues, while promoting his songs, he found that he was that perfect artist all along. He has never been a mainstream artist, but rather a musician of the people. He has always taken his music directly to them.
As a musician who understands the importance of the art, Citizen Cope is currently donating $1 from every ticket sold at his shows to go towards purchasing musical instruments for middle-schoolers in Lame Deer, Montana. The children belong to the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation and are part of a program of Obama’s President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that is using arts education to help students succeed. In 2009, a staggering 8% of children at this local school tested proficient in math. The Turnaround Arts Institute (TAI) believes that through the arts and humanities it will boost attendance which is a crucial problem for this school, and the reservation which faces poverty, and unemployment.
Citizen Cope is just one of the many artists who believe in this cause. Some of the other celebrities associated with the Turnaround Arts Institute are Alfre Woodard, Forest Whitaker, Kerry Washington, Sarah Jessica Parker, Yo Yo Ma, and Chuck Close to name a few. This is a cause that many rally to support, and try to make a difference by donating, volunteering, or supporting.
In a world of entitlement, it’s nice to know that there are many people of status willing to do their part to encourage the youth and raise money for these schools. If you would like to do your part, and make a wonderful, intimate night out of it with your significant other you can visit Citizen Cope’s website for more information and ticketing information.
If you would like to support the Turnaround Arts Institute, you can directly donate via their website.