Friday, September 2, 2011

Charity Fashion Show to benefit Neighborhood Music School

NEW HAVEN  – East Rock West Rock: New Haven Music Week presents a benefit fashion show celebrating a century of musical and artistic contributions of Neighborhood Music School (NMS) in New Haven. Families are welcome.

The show takes place on Sept. 17, 2011, from 6-8:30 p.m. at NMS, located at 100 Audubon St., New Haven. It features a cocktail hour accompanied by a live musical performance by NMS students from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by a runway fashion show at 6:30 p.m.

General seating tickets are $15 and can be purchased the day of the show. VIP tickets are available for $40, including a complimentary bottle of wine and table service along with a gift bag. VIP tickets must be purchased in advance. They can be reserved by calling 203-624-5189 ext. 15. Proceeds will be donated to Neighborhood Music School. Participating boutiques and designers include Seychelles, Tracy B, Odean and more.

About Neighborhood Music School:
Neighborhood Music School believes in the power of the arts to inspire. NMS is celebrating 100 years since its founding and is proud to serve over 3,000 students from 80 different towns in
Connecticut.  NMS has a range of weekly classes in music, dance and drama for adults and children at all levels of experience. Beginners are always welcome. To see the fall class offerings, visit the school's website at
About East Rock West Rock:
New Haven will hold its third annual East Rock West Rock Music Week beginning Thursday Oct. 6, 2011, through Saturday, Oct. 15. Music Week provides an entertaining live music experience featuring many shows for music lovers of all ages.  This year the festival will feature over 300 bands and artists, showcasing all styles of music in intimate coffee shops, bars, nightclubs and various performance spaces.
"There were more performances during New Haven Music Week than some cities have in a year"- Randy Borovsky, Ultra Radio.
"Our mission is to feature up and coming local and national talent by facilitating amazing shows throughout the city. We want to give bands more opportunities to play."  - Patrick Mansfield, Co-founder of the ERXWRX Music Week.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.

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