Starbucks Announces Lineup for the 10th Little Big Show to Benefit Seattle Arts Community


SEATTLE, October 3, 2014 – It’s the little show with big effect. Starbucks, KEXP and Seattle Theatre Group (STG) are announcing the talent for the 10th Little Big Show. Headlining the concert will be Ben Gibbard, Seattle native and Death Cab for Cutie frontman. Opening the show will be Eric Anderson of Cataldo performing a solo set.

Little Big Show is scheduled for Saturday, November 15th, 9:00 p.m. at the Neptune Theatre. One hundred percent of ticket sales will be donated to ArtsFund’s crowd-funding platform power2give.org/PugetSound, which awards regional arts projects with funds that fuel Seattle’s artistic community.

“We are excited to once again team up with our long-time partners KEXP and STG to host the 10th Little Big Show,” said Rodney Hines, director of Community Investments for Starbucks. “We look forward to bringing the community together in support of local arts education programs, while celebrating Seattle's musical heritage. And I can not think of a better way to commemorate our 10th Little Big Show than with ArtsFund whose work truly is to make arts accessible to all and valued as central and critical the health of our community.”

Since the inaugural show in 2012, the Little Big Show concert series has collectively raised more than $100,000 for local arts nonprofits. The money donated has funded nine local initiatives that provide arts education, such as after-school classes, tutoring and scholarships for young people in Seattle through organizations such as Youth In Focus, The Vera Project and Hugo House to name a few.

"We are grateful to Starbucks, KEXP and STG for their dedication to arts education and for partnering with us," said Mari Horita, President and CEO, ArtsFund. "Each ticket purchased for Little Big Show will go directly toward matching funds for power2give.org/PugetSound projects focused on youth programs such as artist classroom visits and residencies, scholarships for low-income youth to professional arts training, and free tickets to a variety of local music, theater and arts events."

In addition to championing local arts programs through STG, over the past 40 years Starbucks has helped celebrate and support many other hometown traditions, including Bumbershoot, the Seattle International Film Festival and Hot Java Cool Jazz at the Paramount. Starbucks commitment to Seattle also includes grants to support critical local human services, arts programming, and ongoing community service by Starbucks partners (employees).

Tickets went on sale October 3, 2014 for $25, and may be purchased at the Paramount Box Office, through their 24-hour kiosks, online at stgpresents.org or by calling (877) 784-4849.

To keep posted on upcoming acts and announcements, check out footage from previous concerts, and learn more about Little Big Show concerts and non-profit beneficiaries please visit: starbucks.com/seattle, kexp.org , and stgpresents.org.

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