“Nights of Sweet Relief”–Happening worldwide Friday/Saturday December 7 & 8, 2012
2011 marked the inaugural year of our “Night of Sweet Relief” event. Over 200 venues enthusiastically agreed to participate by adding at least one dollar to their normal ticket price or cover charge, with the proceeds going to Sweet Relief. Over 72,000 fans were on hand at venues all across America, Canada and even Great Britain, Puerto Rico, Morocco, South Africa and Nigeria.
The unprecedented cooperation between venues was made possible by Sweet Relief and several key partners, including ReverbNation, House of Blues Entertainment, Ticketfly, Goldenvoice, Billboard Touring Conference, New Music Tipsheet, Record Store Day and many more.
Some of our notable venues included:
House of Blues (11), The Fillmore Detroit, Comerica Theatre (AZ), The Gramercy Theatre (NY), Irving Plaza (NY), Verizon Wireless Theater (TX), Toyota Presents Oakdale (NY), Bogart’s (OH), Cervantes Masterpiece (CO), The Roxy (CA), El Rey (CA), Knitting Factory (WA, NY), Muse Pavilion (AL), Joe’s Bar (IL), Jovita’s (TX), Preservation Hall (LA), The Record Bar (MO), The EARL (GA), Goose Island (IL), Workplay (AL), Shubas Tavern (IL), Trash Bar (NY), Jack Mountain Amphitheater (MO), Buffalo Gap Saloon (OR), and many, many more.
Some of the amazing artists who performed:
Smashing Pumpkins, Cut Copy, Styx, Peter Frampton, NOFX, Widespread Panic, Evanescence, O.A.R., Kiev, Odd Future, The Sounds, Thrice, Jacks Mannequin, Sonic Blossom ft, Mac Miller, Trey Anastasio, Chris Tucker, Kraddy, Random Rab, Karsh Kale, Phadroid, Jamie Janover, Eminence Ensemble, Project Aspect, The Samples, Papa Skunk and Dayquill, The Hold Steady, Jesse Malin, Zee Avi w. Foxtail Brigades, Yngwie Malmsteen, After The Burial, Veil of Maya, Misery Signals, Within the Ruins, Structures, Your Memorial, Volumes, Iration, Dark Star Orchestra, Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine, Never Shout Never, J.Cole, Railroad Earth, New Found Glory, Brett Dennen, Fountains of Wayne, Portugal. The Man, Michael Schenker, Uli Jon Roth and Straight No Chaser and many, many more.
2012 promises to be another great year for “Night of Sweet Relief”. We plan to increase venue participation tenfold, and we are excited to continue working with our current partners while adding new sponsors as well.
If you are a VENUE or an ARTIST and you would like to know how you can get involved for 2012:
email us HERE, or simply call (949) 715-4606.
STAY TUNED! As the date draws closer we will be updating this page, adding venues and keeping you abreast of latest news, so check beck often and GO SEE LIVE MUSIC!