Tickets on sale for the 2nd Annual Backyard Jam Benefit • Paso Robles Press

Fundraiser Benefits Paso Robles Youth Arts Center

PASO ROBLES – The community is invited to the 2nd Annual Backyard Jam Fundraiser on June 1. It benefits Paso Robles Youth Arts Center’s free visual and performing arts program.

An art giveaway was held at the first Backyard Jam Benefit. Photo added

Guests will be able to enjoy live music performed by the youth and alumni arts student groups, led by Kunchang Lee. In addition to the music, tickets include a meal from Roots on Railroad and two draft drinks courtesy of The Backyard on Thirteenth. The support will help raise vital funds for Paso Robles Youth Arts Center‘s free visual and performing arts program.

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“We live in the most amazing community. Last year’s first Backyard Jam was a creative way to provide an outdoor venue for our young musicians, many of whom hadn’t picked up their instruments or played together since the pandemic. They started collaborating, singing and writing lyrics together again after school, and eventually performed to standing ovations and sold-out crowds,” said Development Manager Emily Jagger.

She adds: “The students of this year’s orchestra are already rehearsing for what will surely be an even bigger concert! We are so grateful to the Backyard on Thirteenth for providing the perfect space for our musicians to do what they do best while helping the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center raise vital funds for their free program. A sincere thank you to all of our sponsors who make this event possible for students and the community.

Thank you to Backyard Jam sponsors: The Backyard on Thirteenth, Roots on Railroad, Pear Valley Vineyards, Mechanics Bank, SESLOC Federal Credit Union, Community West Bank, Gwen Severson, Realtor RE/MAX Success, Chrissy Harley, Loan Officer at KD Capital Mortgage, Sensorio and Pat Bland, Consulting Paso Robles Youth Arts Center Board of Directors, President and Roblan of the Year 2020.

When: June 1 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Or: The Backyard of Thirteenth, Paso Robles

Tickets are on sale here, linktr.ee/backyard_jam

About the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center

Founded in 1998, the Paso Robles Youth Arts Center is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of local youth with free after-school classes in the visual and performing arts in a safe and nurturing environment. The organization seeks to promote self-reliance, improve self-esteem and instill a sense of wholeness in local young people by providing them with a safe and accessible environment environment where they can experience the arts, thereby fostering cultural understanding and community improvement. The Paso Robles Youth Arts Center believes that the arts are essential for cognitive growth and development and are the driving force behind all further learning for our youth as they become contributing members of the community. The Paso Robles Youth Arts Center has been offering kids ages 5-18 FREE classes for 24 years! In full operation, the organization offers 50 classes per week and fills 3,000 student places each year, in their after-school program. The Paso Robles Youth Arts Center is entirely dependent on donations, private and public funding, grants and scholarships.

Laura J. Boyer