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May 12, 2008


posted by Don Rose

Silverlake Conservatory of Music will be celebrated with an extraordinary evening of musical entertainment taking place Wednesday, May 14 at The Wiltern (3790 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010). Metallica will appear with Scars On Broadway, the opening band fronted by Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan from the band System of a Down.

Silverlake Conservatory of Music (SCM) was founded by Flea, bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Keith Barry, dean of the nonprofit. This unprecedented benefit will raise funds for the SCM. Money raised will go toward programs, operations and scholarships for low-income students whose families would otherwise be unable to afford instruments and/or lessons. The school’s summer camp program and new building initiative will also benefit from the proceeds.

General Admission Tickets will go on sale Sunday, May 11th at 10:00am through www.ticketmaster.com at a price of $200 per ticket.

Limited VIP tickets at $500 each will be available only for purchase at Silverlake Conservatory of Music (3920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA. 90039) or by calling 323-665-3363. The VIP tickets will include Loge special assigned seating, giftbag, two drink tickets, and entry into the Silverlake Conservatory hosted afterparty to be held at the Wiltern.

100% of all ticket sales will go directly to the support of the Silverlake Conservatory of Music and attendance is limited to only 2,200 guests.

About Silverlake Conservatory of Music

Born of the resolve of Flea and long-time friend and fellow musician Barry to fill the void left by music education program cuts in public schools, SCM's focus is on the youth of Silverlake. Children and adults from all over Los Angeles are welcome and encouraged to participate. Flea and Barry, who met at Fairfax High School, share a love for music that was nurtured in Fairfax's music program. Passionate about the benefits of music education, their desire to give something back resulted in the Silverlake Conservatory of Music. "We believe," say the founders, "that the study of music enriches not only the life of the musician, but the community and society as well." The Conservatory's eight classrooms are filled with instruments, teachers and students, with instruction, discussion, laughter and, of course, lots of music. To these students, the SCM represents a future full of the joy of music and the sense of accomplishment felt by those who make it.