(Vail, CO) – The MAPS Institute of Modern Music, the mentoring program of the Eagle County-based nonprofit organization, Mr. Anonymous Philanthropic Society (MAPS) announced its musical lineup for the inaugural Vail Youth Music Showcase taking place on Saturday, August 13 at Solaris Plaza in Vail. The Showcase is the result of a statewide search for emerging talent that produced fourteen young artists from the Vail Valley and Denver who will participate in day-long mentoring workshops and rehearsals, culminating with the performance in Vail. The family-friendly show is free and open to the public, thanks to support from Discover Vail.
The career musicians are not only slated to play alongside and coach the aspiring young artists, they will also participate in the musical workshops and rehearsals taking place earlier in the day. The list of mentors/professionals includes: Aaron Johnston (Brazilian Girls, David Byrne); Matt O’Ree (Bon Jovi, Matt O’Ree Band); Michael Ghegan (Supertramp, Justin Timberlake); Michael Jude (Brothers Keeper, John Oates Band); Michael Travis (The String Cheese Incident); Rob Eaton Jr. (Brothers Keeper); Scott Rednor (Brothers Keeper, Dean Ween Group); and more special guests announced at the show.
The 2022 Vail Youth Music Showcase will feature the young artists performing two songs of their choice, backed by the collaborative band of pros. For more information about MAPS, the MAPS Institute of Modern Music and the Go MAPS Music label, visit www.gomapsmusic.org.
What: Vail Youth Music Showcase
When: August 13, 2022 from 3:30 – 6 p.m.
Where: Solaris Plaza, Vail
About MAPS: Mr. Anonymous Philanthropic Society (MAPS) empowers artists to promote peace and unity in communities through music. Founded in 2021, MAPS is inspired by connection, collaboration and integrity in the music it produces and the relationships it builds. MAPS, a nonprofit 501.c.3 organization based in Vail, Colorado, joined with Shakedown Presents and its robust catalogue of artists to produce live community performances, recording sessions and music distribution through the Go MAPS Music label, mentoring through the MAPS Institute of Modern Music and professional resources for artists. For more information, visit www.gomapsmusic.org.
Photo: Michael Gheghan, who has played with Supertramp, Justin Timberlake and Andrea Bocelli, is one of seven industry pros who will participate in the inaugural Vail Youth Music Showcase as a mentor and performer to 14 young musicians from around the state. The free show will be held Saturday, August 13 at Solaris Plaza in Vail.
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Shelley N. Woodworth