VH1’s ‘Lift Ticket To Ride’ presents Gavin DeGraw
BEAVER CREEK – VH1’s 2005 “Lift Ticket to Ride” event hits the slopes of Beaver Creek the first week of March to raise money for their Save the Music Foundation. As part of the week’s celebrations, VH1 presents Aslyn and Gavin DeGraw in concert on Friday at 9:30 p.m. at the Vilar Center for the Arts in Beaver Creek. Both artists’ videos are currently airing on VH1 and DeGraw’s hit “I Don’t Want to Be” reached No. 9 on Billboard Magazine’s Adult Top 40 Chart. Two hundred tickets have been made available to the public for $10 each, and all proceeds benefit the Save the Music Foundation.
VH1’s Save the Music purchases new musical instruments to restore music education programs that have been cut due to budget reductions in America’s schools. They also save programs at risk of elimination due to lack of instruments, conduct awareness campaigns, musical instrument drives and fund-raising events for music programs. The annual Lift Ticket to Ride retreat visits ski resorts to raise awareness and money for the charity. 2004’s Lift Ticket to Ride was held in Telluride..Upcoming singer/songwriter Aslyn began her career in the club scene in Atlanta, Ga. After signing a record deal with Capitol in Los Angeles and snagging some of the best producers in the biz – Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Jewel) and Eric Valentine (SmashMouth, Third Eye Blind) – Aslyn’s success blossomed. Her first effort, titled “Lemon Love,” features her hit singles “Be the Girl” and “493-1023” that refers to her childhood phone number.
Gavin DeGraw moved to New York City from upstate to pursue his singing/songwriting and soon developed a strong club following. It was not long until his music spread across the nation and his hit “I Don’t Want to Be” was chosen as the theme song for WB’s “One Tree Hill.” The song debuted on Billboard Magazine’s Adult Top 40 Chart, peaking at No. 9. DeGraw’s sophomore album, “Chariot,” featuring the hit single by the same name debuted in July 2003 and is still gaining momentum.Aslyn and Gavin DeGraw tickets are $10 and available by calling the Vilar Center Box Office at 845-TIXS (8497) or by logging onto http://www.vilarcenter.org. The Vilar Center Box Office is open 11a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information about the artists, visit their websites at http://www.aslyn.net or http://www.gavindegraw.com.