No concert tonight but there is a special event happening for Kris Allen. Tonight Kris and Bernie Williams will be honored at the Little Kids Rock “Right to Rock” Benefit to Restore Music Education to Public Schools. Kris is being honored “for his significant contributions to the field of music as well as his philanthropic efforts on behalf of children”. The event is being held at the B. B. King Blues Club & Grill in New York City. The event starts at 6:30 pm Eastern and is scheduled to end at 9:30. Tickets for the event include dinner, drinks and souvenirs. A charity auction was held featuring custom Fender® Stratocasters® guitars that have been decorated and/or autographed by artists including Gene Simmons, Stan Lee, Kenny Scharf, Stephen Colbert, James Hetfield, Monte Pittman, Adam Lambert & Band and many more.
“Music is a major influence not only to a kid’s overall education but also their creativity. I’m excited and honored to be recognized by an organization that contributes so much to this cause.”
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Kris became a supporter of Little Kids Rock through “Little Kids Rock Across America,” sponsored by the Dr. Phil Foundation.” Back in February, Kris joined Robin and Dr. Phil McGraw in LA to kickoff Dr. Phil’s Little Kids Rock Across America event which is designed to restore musical programs in schools across the country. On this day Kris was onhand as Dr. Phil presented Andy Davis, Founder of Music Empowers Foundation with a multi-year $100,000 grant from the Dr. Phil Foundation.
Photo: Kris Allen, Andy Davis & Dr. Phil Mcgraw
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Apparently, Kris has been very involved with Music Empowers Foundation. Andy Davis even posted this on Kris Allen Official.
“Kris, as a fellow honoree, I can’t wait to congratulate you in person. You rock man and your support of Music Empowers Foundation and music education in general has been just awesome. Here’s to continuing to work together to bring more music education to more kids!”
Other honorees include;
New York Yankees icon and Grammy nominated guitarist Bernie Williams will perform and receive the second annual “Big Man of the Year” Award .
Other distinguished guests and honorees include Andrew (Andy) Davis, founder of the Music Empowers Foundation, and donors Rob Snyder and Nancy Phillips who have been involved with “Little Kids Rock Across America.”
There will be a special taped introduction by Dr. Phil and live performances by honoree Bernie Williams, the legendary rock band Vanilla Fudge, world-renowned guitarist Muiel Anderson and Little Kids Rock students.
Kris performed John Lennon’s Imagine with Bernie Williams.
Kris sang then kids joined in and Bernie on guitar
Attendees included Katy Allen, Jim & Jess Cantiello and Kris’s parents flew in and surprised him.
Jess & Jim Cantiello & Kris
Kris hugs Artistsupporter
Artistsupporter wins aution for signed guitar of Monte Pittman, Adam Lambert & Band
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Kris & rmeyer9970
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Honorees Bernie Williams (left), Andy Davis & Kris Allen
Kris Allen receiving his signed guitar from Andy Davis
Photo Credit: The Music Empowers Foundation Facebook
Imagine and Little Kids Rock – Artist Supporter
Kris Allen getting Award at Little Kids Rock
Imagine and Little Kids Rock (Closer View Front and Center )
Kris Allen Accepts his Award at Little Kids Rock (Closer View Front and Center )
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Montage of clips from the Little KIds Rock Benefit
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