I Love Music Tour

Time and time again, studies have shown that participation in school music programs supports higher achievement in reading and math, yet budget cuts and a general lack of awareness of these benefits have led to a dwindling music education programs across the country. The I Love Music Foundation is hoping to help turn around the disappointing trend with a series of special concert events known as the I Love Music Tour.
The tour, now in its second year, will be held in seven cities and features ten national and local acts, two area high school marching bands, and a special performance by the Teal Sound Alumni Corps. This year, hometown heroes Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and triple-platinum recording artists New Boyz will be headlining. Teflon Don, The Pinz, Eversay, GudGud, Citi Boi, Sweet Lu, Bobby D, Da Pretty Boyz, GoShay, JATARRA, Mizz, JCStyles and K.R.O.W.N.S will also perform. Because the event’s main goal is to raise awareness and funds for local school music programs, expect to hear testimonials about the importance of music education from students, artists, politicians and business leaders between acts.
The 2013 I Love Music Tour kicks off at the Jacksonville Landing on June 8th. This event is free and open to the public, but $5 business discount coupons will be sold to help raise funds for area high school music programs. Those who purchase the coupons will also be entered into a drawing for a $500 gas card or two tickets and a limo ride to the Justin Bieber concert in August. For more information, visit www.ilovemusictour.com.