Sing It To Me Santa! Colorado Rocks for Teachers is a concert celebrating under-appreciated teachers with local bands Feat, Something Underground, Neyla Pekarek of The Lumineers, Tracksuit Wedding, Ryan Chrys and The Moderators, beginning at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7) Friday at the Gothic Theatre, 3263 S. Broadway.
Event hosts include Libby Anschutz, Mike Fries, Gov. John Hickenlooper, Walter and Christie Isenberg, state senator Mike Johnston and Zack Neumeyer.
Join Colorado musicians, politicians and philanthropists for a holiday party honoring those who give so much: teachers. The night will entail well-known Denver musicians and bands performing holiday favorites, classic covers, and original music as well as presentations from political and media personalities, comedians and opportunities to support Teach For America.
Teach For America works in partnership with communities to expand educational opportunity for children facing the challenges of poverty. Founded in 1990 nationally (and 2007 in Colorado), TFA recruits and develops a diverse corps of outstanding individuals of all academic disciplines to commit an initial two years to teach in high-need schools and become lifelong leaders in the movement to end educational inequity.
Today, nearly 11,000 corps members are teaching in 50 urban and rural regions across the country while 37,000 alumni work across sectors to ensure that all children have access to an excellent education. In Colorado, TFA has grown into a network of 1,200 total members (including 600-plus teachers and 35 school and school system leaders) reaching more than 36,000 students in low-income communities statewide. Visit www.teachforamerica.org for more information.
Concert tickets on sale at www.axs.com or by phone at 1-888-929-7849. General admission tickets are $19 plus service charges.