Tickets Available at: http://thewestcotttheater.frontgatetickets.com/
This event is part of a national World AIDS Day campaign, coordinated by NextAid and sponsored by Scion, which includes 20 events in 14 different cities during the month of December. Check out www.nextaid.org/wad2008 to see who else is participating! NextAid is a humanitarian organization which is rooted in the dance music community. NextAid is dedicated to creating sustainable solutions for African children orphaned by AIDS. You can learn more about NextAid at
Proceeds from all of the events will fund the construction of a house for orphaned children in the NextAid/Youth With a Vision Community Center and Residential Village in Dennilton, South Africa. Beat build hope!
The Syracuse event, produced by two NextAid interns from Syracuse University, happens on Thursday December 4, 2008 at the Westcott Theater (524 Westcott Street Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 299 - 8886). The concert starts at 8p and features Soulive and Thousands of One. Presale tickets are $20, at the door it will be $25. All proceeds benefit NextAid. For more information please visit
ONLINE AUCTION Starts on Dec 1.
Bid on VIP Meet & Greet with Soulive
Since forming Soulive in 1999, guitarist Eric Krasno, organist Neal Evans and drummer Alan Evans have developed a reputation as one of the most sought after instrumental soul-funk trios around, a hard-touring live act that's thrown down everywhere from small rock clubs to opening arena shows for the Rolling Stones. Soulive has performed with such esteemed artists as Chaka Khan, Ivan Neville and Robert Randolph. “After a great year in 2007 in which we released "No Place Like Soul", which featured the vocals of Toussaint [Yeshua], we are returning to the trio format for the foreseeable future. We are very excited about some of the new material we are writing and for ragin' on some of the classic tunes at the upcoming shows.” While in Syracuse, the trio will be joined by a powerful horns section.
Thousands of One is an Ithaca, NY, based socially minded soul/hip-hop group. The collective assembled around a weekly jam known as Steppers Lounge, held weekly for one year in the fertile music scene of Trumansburg, New York. In a miraculous movement that is unparalleled in stories of young bands, within a year of naming the band, Thousands of One was able to build itself a massive following in and around Ithaca. Coupling ridiculous dance parties with social movements concerning the eradication of racism, sustainability and reestablishing connection to the source, they have proven that music is a powerful vehicle for change when driven right.
Sponsored by Scion