(Asheville, NC) – The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is coming back to Asheville next Friday May 13 and Saturday May 14. Public tours will take place on both days in the parking lot across the street from the WCQS studios on Broadway Ave. Friday's tour will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm. Tours on Saturday will take place from 10 am to noon and 4 pm to 7 pm. In addition, local musicians have been selected to record on the bus including a band comprised of local students.
The visit is made possible by Music Allies and Creative Allies in partnership with WCQS, Hatch, The Hop Ice Cream, Tingles Cafe and the Asheville Area Arts Council. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD studio that provides young people with tours and workshops. One local band, Double Take, featuring student musicians from Asheville Middle School, Asheville Catholic and Carolina Day will spend a day on the bus. With the assistance of three on-board engineers, the students will learn how to write, perform, record and produce original songs and produce a music video.
Music Allies heard Double Take during a performance at The Hop's Merrimon Avenue location. "We love that The Hop is giving young musicians a chance to perform” says Sean O'Connell, founder of Music Allies and Creative Allies. “We are excited that we can join them in encouraging creativity.” In addition, Jonathan Santos, a local songwriter who emerged as shining new talent during this year's Hatch, will record a song on the bus.
The Public tours are open to the young and the young at heart. The Hop will be on hand to serve ice cream and Tingles will be giving away coupons for free sodas.
About the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit state-of-the-art mobile Pro Audio and HD video recording facility that provides hands-on experiences for students of all ages. In its 14th year of touring, the venture is proud of its fully professional bus and its studios, which boast the latest audio and video technology, gear and products. The concept began as an offshoot of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, which is dedicated to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur songwriters around the world. The Bus travels across the U.S. and Canada year-round, providing free tours and workshops at schools, retailers, festivals, on tours with headlining artists, and at major industry conferences.
The Lennon Bus is made possible through an agreement with Yoko Ono, and the generosity of sponsors including Apple, Avid, Mont Blanc, NAMM, SAE Institute, Gibson, Epiphone, Neutrik, Sony, Audio-Technica, Sonicbids, Musician’s Friend, Music Player Network, Sonicbids, Litepanels, Reflecmedia, Disc Makers, Mobile Roadie, Ampeg, Roland, Boss, Mackie, Digital Media Academy, Aphex Systems, Apogee, Manfrotto Distribution, iZotope, Glyph Technologies, Harris Corporation, Applied Acoustics Systems, Antares, McDSP, IK Multimedia, Adobe, Native Instruments, Slingerland Drums, Noise Industries, Creative Allies and Mad Mimi.
About Music Allies and Creative Allies
Music Allies and Creative Allies are located in Asheville, NC. Creative Allies is an online community of over 14,000 art students, designers, illustrators, hobbyists and music fans. Creative Allies gives everyone a chance to enter design contests for bands, films, television shows, brands, and festivals.
Music Allies consults some of the biggest names in music and provides them with an outsourced marketing team. Music specializes in strategy, publicity, online partnerships, radio marketing and most recently, in the development of custom apps that increase fan interaction and loyalty across social networks. For more information visit www.musicallies.com and www.creativeallies.com
The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus visit is sponsored by Music Allies and Creative Allies with support from the Hop Ice Cream, WCQS, Tingles Cafe, Hatch and the Asheville Area Arts Council.
JOHN LENNON EDUCATIONAL TOUR BUS ASHEVILLE SCHEDULE
Friday May 13th Public Tour 6 pm to 8 pm.
Private workshop and recording session with Asheville student band Double Take.
Saturday May 14th
Public Tours 10 am to noon.
Public Tours 4 pm to 7 pm.
Recording session with Jonathan Santos - Hatch Groundbreaker
For more information, please contact Kelly Denson at (941) 268-1081.
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