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Posted Thursday, May 28, 2015
Pittsboro, NC - Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store is hosting a Katy Perry themed "Break the Cycle" Night to highlight teen dating violence prevention and support Chatham County's domestic violence prevention agency, Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services (FVRC).
The "Katy Perry - Break the Cycle - Night" will feature performances by a trio of singer songwriters, and, a young teen from Siler City with a Disney voice; a fashion walk for any wearing fashion elements inspired by Katy Perry; Katy Perry songs by DJ B-Rad Junell, and Katy Perry Karaoke. The evening will also include a raffle and auction for special items; a message on breaking the cycle of dating violence; and prizes. All proceeds from donations, the raffle and silent auction will go to FVRC, along with 10% of the evening's restaurant sales.
"We wish we could tell you Katy Perry will be visiting, and we hope she will one day," said Greg Lewis owner of one of the Pittsboro Roadhouse, one of the most active restaurant / music halls in the Raleigh area. "But for now, we're excited to be able to display the three guitars that Katy Perry's band actually played at the Super Bowl 49 Half-Time Show and to have teen talent, Makani McKenzie as Katy Perry, performing some of her songs."
The idea for the event began when a Triangle area guitar collector bid on and won the NFL Auction of Katy Perry's Super Bowl Half-Time Show guitars - three US-made Fender guitars. "When I was asked if we wanted to display these guitars," said Lewis. "Of course, I said yes! And the idea of a pay-it-forward event began taking shape."
"We explored an event that would honor Katy Perry's donation of the auction proceeds to the non-profit that empowers teens to end dating violence, Break the Cycle. So we decided on a fundraiser for FVRC," said Anora McGaha of ClearSight Creative, who works closely with the Roadhouse. "After consulting with a half-a-dozen community members, and FVRC, we planned a program that invites participation and fun while increasing awareness of safety in dating."
"We welcome dress-up with wigs and colorful costumes for a fashion walk, singing participation with Karaoke," McGaha continued. "We are thrilled that both Trio Luna and Makani McKenzie accepted our invitation to perform, and that Raleigh Event DJ's "DJ B-Rad" agreed to DJ and host Karaoke. Having The Phoenix Theatre Company's founding director Jessica Nunn emcee the event pulled it all together."
"We are excited to raise awareness about healthy teen relationships in such a fun way," Marianna Spence of FVRC said. "No one regardless of age deserves to be controlled or abused. Kathy Perry's powerful songs speak to that, and we are thrilled to have the chance to take a look at her guitars that rocked the Super Bowl with positive messages about confidence and strength."
"The Roadhouse has always supported a healthy, safe Chatham County in all of its partnerships with nonprofits," FVRC's Andrea Batsche added. "We are grateful for the opportunity to promote peace and have a lot of fun."
Raffle tickets will be sold for chances to win items donated by supporters and local businesses. A small silent auction will feature some special items, and there will be prizes for participants.
Katy Perry "Break the Cycle" Night
Tuesday June 9, 2105
5:30 - 7:30
39 West St. Pittsboro, NC 27513
No cover charge.
10% of all meals goes to FVRC.
The evening will be emceed by Jessica Nunn, the creative director and founder of North Carolina's The Phoenix Theatre Company. http://phoenixtheatreco.com/
Family Violence and Rape Crisis Services representatives will provide information on healthy dating relationships and teens.
Raleigh Events DJ's "DJ B-Rad" will play the songs and host Karaoke. http://raleigheventdj.com/
About the Musicians
Trio Luna is a Pittsboro, NC based trio of female singer songwriters: Sheila Fleming, Cathy Brooksie Edwards, and Amy Hall Durso. Two of them perform together as part of Trilogy, a popular local group, and Sheila Fleming is a soloist as well. Trio Luna will perform a couple of their songs with strong positive messages, and a Katy Perry song.
Makani McKenzie is a young teen from Siler City whose Disney-quality voice has won her a spot on an exclusive summer voice training intensive at the University of North Carolina this summer. Makani performs as Elsa (Disney's Frozen princess), Cinderella, and will make her world premier as Katy Perry at this event.
About the Katy Perry Band Super Bowl 49 Guitars
Katy Perry's Super Bowl 49 Half Time Show guitars were auctioned to benefit a dating violence prevention agency, Break the Cycle. When a Triangle area collector won the auction for all three guitars and proposed displaying them at the Pittsboro Roadhouse, the Roadhouse decided to host a domestic violence prevention fundraiser event to coincide with the display, carrying forward Katy Perry's initiative.
Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services (FVRC)
FVRC is a non-profit agency founded in 1982 to provide services to DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIMS in Chatham County, North Carolina. The agency has grown to include: offices in Pittsboro and Siler City; a shelter for WOMEN and their children; Second Bloom thrift boutique; and the Coalition for Family Peace, Chatham County’s coordinated community response to domestic and sexual violence.
http://www.fvrc.org/ Contact: email@example.com
Break the Cycle
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse. It is the leading national nonprofit organization providing comprehensive dating abuse programs exclusively to young people ages 12 to 24. From the classroom to the courtroom to the floor of Congress, we work every day to give young people, and those who care about them, the tools they need to live safer, healthier lives.
Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store
The Pittsboro Roadhouse was established in 2012 in the space previously known as The General Store Cafe. Owned by Greg Lewis, a Chatham County resident, whose family includes three daughters, and five plus pets, "The Roadhouse" is a community-focused American restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. It is also a major music venue with a stage and live music 5 - 8 times a week, possibly even the most active music venue in the Triangle. Founders of the PBO Food Truck Rodeo every 3rd Saturday March - October, they also started Sunday Lunch Deliveries, a volunteer effort to pack and deliver lunches to Chatham County seniors and others in need.
http://pittsbororoadhouse.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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