Kaleidoscope Media has teamed up with The East Nashvillian to celebrate one of the city’s most vibrant communities, showcase talented local musicians and raise money for charity.
The “East Side Social,” scheduled for Saturday, June 20, will be held in East Park at 700 Woodland Street and feature live music, great food and cold beer. A percentage of ticket sales will benefit CASA Nashville, a non-profit organization that helps abused and neglected children find safe, permanent homes. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $35 for VIP. Kids under 12 are free.
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“East Nashville has a special sense of community,” said Angie Gore, owner of Kaleidoscope Media. “It’s also the heart of a thriving indie scene in Nashville, and we are excited to bring Diarrhea Planet and The Features to the neighborhood at such a great venue. We’re also thrilled to be working with The East Nashvillian to build what we hope will become a community tradition.”
“This partnership is a natural fit for The East Nashvillian and the project has honorable goals: bringing the neighborhood together, giving props to local talent and giving back to our community,” -Chuck Allen, Editor and Creative Director of The East Nashvillian.
Diarrhea Planet (Infinity Cat Records) was tapped to headline the first-time event. Often called Nashville’s favorite six-piece rock and roll band and known for its on-stage theatrics, Diarrhea Planet has released multiple albums, including Loose Jewels, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams and Aliens In The Outfield. NPR called their live show “an unstoppable train of life-affirming shredding,” while Pitchfork said, “If you measure a live show’s success by how happy to be alive it makes you, then Nashville’s Diarrhea Planet have the greatest live show on Earth.”
Kings of Leon’s frontman Caleb Followill has described The Features (Serpents and Snakes) as “the best undiscovered band around. I was… shaking the first time I saw them play as I thought, ‘We can’t follow these guys!’ That’s how I feel every time I see them.”
Since releasing The Beginning EP in 2003, and their full-length follow-up Exhibit A on Universal Records in 2004, Nashville-based combo, The Features, have established themselves as one of the most exciting and imaginative bands working today, with an amalgamation of influences and inspirations spanning elements of Krautrock, indie, psychedelia and classic AOR.
From the start, all parties agreed that this event should support locals helping others. To that end, East Side Social chose CASA, a local 501(c)3, to be the nonprofit beneficiary.
Founded in 1984, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), assigns trained advocates to represent abused and neglected children in court. Their recommendations help judges make more informed decisions for children in need of a voice during an uncertain and often frightening time.
“There are so many ways a child in need can get lost in the system,” said Michelle Joyner, Development & Communications Coordinator. “CASA has proved again and again that an advocate who invests in the life of a child can make a huge difference in what happens next. That critical time can have an immeasurable impact on the rest of their lives.”
About Kaleidoscope Media:
Kaleidoscope Media is a full service PR and marketing firm based in Nashville, Tenn. With a nimble and knowledgeable staff, Kaleidoscope Media offers strategy and services in the areas of public relations & publicity, events, and digital marketing. The agency purposefully maintains a balance between entertainment, corporate clients, foundation and non-for-profit work. Close to 20 years young, Kaleidoscope Media, has worked with hundreds of clients coast to coast — from launching entertainment icons like Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw to re-branding and building Nashville’s beloved Loveless Cafe. Kaleidoscope Media’s current client roster includes Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, AC Entertainment, Who Knew, Louder Than Life, MasterChannel, Real Water, Morphotrust (TSA Pre-Check), Barbara Mandrell, and Bonnaroo Works Fund. For more information contact www.kaleidoscope-media.com or call 615-321-3211.
About The East Nashvillian:
By using top-tier writers and photographers, an elegant layout, and high-quality production, The East Nashvillian has risen to the top of the Nashville print media market since first hitting the streets five years ago. From its humble beginnings as a 36-page, staple-bound magazine with a distribution of 5,000 copies, The EN is now regularly a 100+ page perfect bind magazine with a distribution of 12,500 copies/issue, and a pick-up rate of over 99-per-cent. Covering a wide range of stories, the mission of The East Nashvillian is to contribute positively to the sense and spirit of the Nashville community.