John Oates, Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene & More Aboard For Blue Rose Benefit


An impressive lineup of performers including Rock & Roll Hall of Famer John Oates as well as Nicki Bluhm, Jackie Greene, Elliott Peck, Jason Crosby, David Luning and special guests Bekka Bramlett, Jono Manson and Frankie Keane will come together at The Cutting Room in New York City on October 20 for a night of music to benefit the Blue Rose Foundation. 100% of the ticket sales from the show will be used to provide preschool scholarships for economically disadvantaged children at the REACH school in Washington, Connecticut.

“I’m looking forward to playing with these great artists at this benefit for an important cause. Come join us at The Cutting Room,” said John Oates. “I’ve worked with Blue Rose on a few projects now and they have their heart in the right place. This show is for a great cause, will be a lot of fun with all the great musicians they have brought on board and it’s an honor to be part of it,” Nicki Bluhm told JamBase.

Blue Rose Foundation Founder Joe Poletto added, “We are honored to have such an incredible lineup of artists performing at our New York City fundraiser. Providing scholarships which can change the lives of young children is our mission and we are excited to be launching our first scholarship fund for the REACH School.”

Tickets for the show, which will begin at 8 p.m. on the 20th, are available here.

Here’s more information about The Blue Rose Foundation:

The Blue Rose Foundation believes that equal access to resources starts children on an early pathway to success, and strengthens families and communities. By awarding preschool scholarships to children from economically disadvantaged families, they foster a life-long love of learning and provide children with the tools to reach their full potential. The Blue Rose Foundation was created to honor the memories of our family members, friends, teachers, and mentors. To pay tribute to those who inspired us, we support programs that give children the ability to reach new heights of success. Reaching at-risk children early is critical to this success.

In Sonoma County, where Blue Rose Foundation’s efforts are concentrated, approximately 15% of children live below the poverty line. Low-cost and free preschool programs are available for families in need, but demand far exceeds the supply. In 2011, there were over 100 more eligible children 5 years of age and younger, than there were available spaces in subsidized care programs. The Blue Rose Foundation aims to close that gap.