Friday, August 18, 2017
EE France Preparation Event
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 9, 2017
Contact: Mike Smith (312) 823-4749
DANCE TO FRANCE!
A FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT featuring SAGE TENFELD
CHICAGO, IL – Environmental Encroachment (EE), Chicago's "battle-scarred psycho-rock marching band" according to the Chicago Reader, will be holding a fundraiser starring YouTube luminary Sage Tenfelde on Friday August 18, at 1359 W. 16th St. (cor. Loomis & 16th). The fundraiser centers around a dance contest open to the public; a France-related costume theme for participants is strongly recommended. Antics include the preview of the skit to be performed by EE in France, among other surprises. Live music by EE.
SUGGESTED DONATION: Starting at $5—no one turned away for lack of funds. Next-tier donations qualify for credited patron status.
WHEN: Friday August 18, 2017, 7 PM.
WHERE: 1359 W. 16th St., Chicago, IL. (CTA: #16 Ashland to 16th; #18 18th to Loomis
GOAL: The band needs to raise at least $700--EE plans to do an epic recording session in Paris, both audio and video, in an iconic site to be named later. The session will be inspired by the International Jazz Parade which took place in Paris in 1949 and included Sidney Bechet, Tad Dameron and Charlie Parker. We will include all patrons who contribute any next-tier donations in the liner notes and be special guests to a special preview video event.
ABOUT THE TOUR: Kicking off the tour beginning September 28, EE will be the sole representative from the United States in the largest independent street brass competition and festival in Europe, the Concours International de la Fanfare. (EE will appear as a non-competing exhibition act.) Shows are scheduled with local brass bands in Lyon and Paris, a Sister City of Chicago.
ABOUT SAGE TENFELDE: http://abc7chicago.com/entertainment/9-year-old-internet-sensation-sage-tenfelde-shows-off-viral-dance-movies/2137073/
ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL ENCROACHMENT: http://encroach.net/