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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

ATTENTION SONGWRITERS !

Do you have any songs promoting environmental consciousness? You are invited to participate in Earth Day Marin 2010’s GREEN SONG CONTEST 2010!
A panel of professional musicians, songwriters and music industry professionals will be judging entries for lyrics, musical content, performance, and overall Green-ness! Judges include musician/Artsboretum founder Mari (Mack) Tamburo, Arne Frager (The Plant Studios), Singer-songwriter, guitarist and concert producer Jack Irving, and Kyle Alden (The Gas Men and Roots Music School).
Prizes:
- A live performance opportunity on the Main Music Stage at the Earth Day Marin Festival on Saturday, April 24 in Kentfield, CA
- 3 Hours of Recording/Mixing time with Christopher Krotky at 7 Generations Studios in Forest Knolls
Other prizes TBD:
- Musical Merchandise
- Musical Instruction/Mentoring
Entrants who are not able to perform locally on April 24th are still eligible to enter and will be awarded "honorable mention" in our Just for Fun category.

Contest Details:

Please visit LOCAL MUSIC VIBE for complete details.

Monday, March 29, 2010

MEETUP TONIGHT in MARIN : 6:00-8:00 pm

Join us at the first Artsboretum Meetup at Horizons! It's an opportunity for creative people to mix and mingle in a fun setting. No, there won't be any live music, but afterward, you have your choice of options nearby - we'll have a list.

Just be sure to bring plenty of business cards and be open to meeting new people - you never know, you just might find your next creative collaborator. NO COVER CHARGE. Just pay for what you eat or drink:
WHERE: HORIZONS Restaurant, 558 Bridgeway
Sausalito, CA 94965-2206 (415) 331-3232
WHEN: 6:00 - 8:00 pm
$5 well drinks, $5 20 oz. or $3 12 oz. drafts, 1/2 off all wine, and $5 bar appetizers.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The "DIRT" v.3.1.10

Thanks again to all of you who participated in our SOLD OUT "For the Love of Music" fundraising event in Mill Valley!
Our next Artsboretum Meetup is Monday, March 29th  - 6-8 pm at Horizon's in Sausalito so SAVE THE DATE! And, you might want to mark your calendars, because we'll be getting together every LAST Monday of the month after that! - RSVP:CLICK HERE to send an email to RSVP
SUPPORT IS GROWING! 
Artsboretum is growing like crazy - now is a wonderful time to get more involved in your music arts community by applying to serve on our Board of Directors or volunteer! If you are interested in helping to preserve a precious piece of music history, preserve the art and craft of high quality recording and build a new music industry that is fair to artists and gives back to the community, please send your cover letter and resume to grow@artsboretum.org - Thanks!
Also, we are steadily making progress towards our first phase seed funding goal and every little donation gets us one step closer to taking The Plant Studios' Artsboretum vision from concept to completion!If you haven't yet made a pledge for our IPO campaign - please visit HERE and check it out!
ALSO here's a FLASHBACK TRACK for March:  Elvin Bishop : Take a listen to this great recording - and if you buy it from our link below, a portion of your purchase will help to support the Artsboretum!  Elvin Bishop concert at Record Plant on 26 Mar 75
Elvin Bishop was first introduced to the world music scene as a guitarist in the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. He remained in that group for the better part of the 1960s, before launching a solo career in the early 1970s. Based in the Bay Area, Bishop soon became a staple on the San Francisco blues scene, playing a number of clubs throughout the west coast. He is now a living legend, but still plays locally!
Speaking of donations, we know these are hard economic times, but most of us still find time and funds to do some shopping for life's necessities and if you are one of the millions of people who shops online, please take a moment to visit our: ta daaa...
NEWLY UPDATED AFFILIATE STORE!
Online shopping is a great way to save time, money and gas - and If we are going to do some online shopping, a percentage of our purchases might as well be going to a good cause, right? Feel free to share this link with your friends! We are adding new store sponsors everyday - so bookmark it!
Thanks so much for your support - moral, physical and/or financial - it's ALL appreciated! See you soon - and 'til then
KEEP IT GROWING!
Mari
Founder, Artsboretum

p.s. Tax deductible donations through our ONLINE DONATION LINK -- are always welcome and appreciated