Bleachers, Lena Dunham, Carly Rae Jepsen Kick Off Audible Impact: Music & Activism Series At Grammy Museum
August 5, 2015 at 12:52 PM (PT)
GRAMMY winner and THE ALLY COALITION founder JACK ANTONOFF (BLEACHERS. FUN.), girlfriend LENA DUNHAM, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter CARLY RAE JEPSEN, comic REGGIE WATTS ("The Late Late Show with JAMES CORDEN") and actress ALIA SHAWKAT are joining forces for the first event in a new series on music and activism at the GRAMMY MUSEUM, AUGUST 28th.
THE ALLY COALITION is collaborating with the GRAMMY MUSEUM and MBM ENTERTAINMENT to produce AUDIBLE IMPACT, a year-long series of public service, workshops and intimate performances, showcasing musicians and their commitments to social causes.
“Even though everyone can now marry in the U.S., discrimination, hate crimes and homelessness disproportionately impact the LGBTQ community,” said THE ALLY COALITION founder and BLEACHERS frontman ANTONOFF. “I’ve always loved the innovative efforts of the GRAMMY MUSEUM, helping students use music as a gateway to learning and as a way to inspire and cultivate creativity and critical thinking. I’m thrilled THE ALLY COALITION has this opportunity to highlight artists using their position as a tool to make a difference.”
Each AUDIBLE IMPACT event will feature a morning service project with corporate and student volunteers to support a local LGBTQ organization; an afternoon workshop and panel discussion with L.A. high school students, community leaders, activists and entertainers; an intimate evening concert in the GRAMMY MUSEUM’s CLIVE DAVIS THEATER; and an after-party at the SOHO HOUSE.
Executive Producer MICHAEL MATUZA added, “AUDIBLE IMPACT was created to promote service, education and conversation on social issues. We are delighted to be supporting the GRAMMY MUSEUM"s incredible work in music education and partnering with THE ALLY COALITION towards LGBTQ equality and ending discrimination. JACK ANTONOFF is the perfect artist to launch the series. His music speaks to young people in a very profound way, and his commitment to social causes is extraordinary.”