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Ivan and Alyosha, Ravenna Woods and More Join NFTN 2014

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Ivan and Alyosha, Ravenna Woods,Horde and The Harem, Black Whales,and more added to Noise for the Needy 2014.

Set for September 12th and 13th, this year marks the 10th and final installment of festival. A limited number of all-show bracelets, priced at$12, can be purchased here starting Friday 8/15 at 10:00 AM. Submissions from artists interested in performing at NFTN 2014 are now being accepted.

Noise for the Needy (NFTN) is pleased to announce that Ivan and Alyosha, Ravenna Woods, Horde and The Harem, Black Whales, Prism Tats, Black Nite Crash, Hand Of The Hills, Hallstrom, & Yet, Sebastian and The Deep Blue, Ryan Caraveo, and Future Shock have been added to the lineup for this year’s event. They will be joining The Helio Sequence and more as yet to be announced acts this September in Ballard for the 10th and final installment of this annual charity music festival. A limited number of all-show bracelets, priced at $12, will go on sale on this Friday, 8/15 at 10:00am now. Buy Bracelet

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2014 Festival Announcements


You might have noticed NFTN is not taking place in June this year. We decided to move the festival to September 12-13. All shows will take place in Ballard. This will be the 10th and final installment of NFTN. The Helio Sequence will kick off the festivities on Friday September 12th at the Tractor Tavern. Tickets are not yet on sale. Artists interested in performing at the final shows should contact booking at Greg Garcia and Michelle Smith will be retunring to book final shows.

The 2014 event will be the final installment of the series. “Over the last decade we’ve raised thousands of dollars for charities, met wonderful people, and learned so much along the way.” said director Richard Green “We’re going to begin new music-oriented fund raising projects, but in order to focus our efforts on future plans the time has sadly come to wind up NFTN. We’re incredibly grateful to everyone who’s been a part of these events, and we look forward to seeing you in Ballard this fall.”

Noise for the Needy directs nearly $40,000 to Urban Rest Stop and the Vera Project

Today NFTN announced it is directing two donations of $19,000 each to Urban Rest Stop and the Vera Project. The contributions were surprise gifts from an anonymous supporter, who requested Noise for the Needy distribute them to worthy organizations.

Urban Rest Stop provides facilities downtown and in the University District for homeless people to shower, wash clothes and more. The Vera Project is an all-ages, nonprofit music and arts venue that encourages participation in culture through concerts, arts programs, experiential learning and other opportunities.

“We think of these gifts as a challenge to our community,” said Richard Green, director and co-founder of Noise for the Needy. “We hope others will rise to meet this generosity with their own year-end donations to Vera and Urban Rest Stop.”

The donation comes at moment of strategic growth for the Vera Project. In 2013, the organization launched summer camp programs in silkscreen design and audio production, and continued to build the audience and membership of its Seattle Center facility.

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