The Coffee House Gypsies Pre-AIDS Walk Miami Concert at Tobacco Road 4/14/10

Pre-AIDS Walk Miami Concert; Rocking for AIDS Awareness, Prevention, Testing, and Treatment

On Wednesday, April 14, 2010 @ 9:00 PM the legendary TOBACCO ROAD will join forces once again with South Florida’s pop-rock band THE COFFEE HOUSE GYPSIES in collaboration with CARE RESOURCE for a concert event to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. Taking place just three days before the 22nd AIDS Walk Miami, the concert will kick off the 2010 AIDS Walk Week. The event will feature live art with silent auction. All proceeds from artwork auctioned at the show will go to Care Resource. Admission for this show will be $10 at the door or $7 for advanced tickets and a portion of all door and ticket sales will go to Care Resource. You must be 21 or older to attend. Tobacco Road is located at 626 South Miami Avenue, 33130.

The changing face of AIDS in this nation reflects a devastating number of people in South Florida. Fort Lauderdale ranks third and Miami ranks fourth in AIDS rates among metropolitan areas in the nation. As of 2008, more than 50,000 people were living with HIV/AIDS throughout Miami-Dade and Broward Counties combined. A high percentage of HIV positive residents in South Florida are not in care and hundreds more do not even know their HIV status. The state of the epidemic continues to grow and change; therefore, the support of the community for HIV education, prevention, research and treatment is crucial.

In an effort to increase awareness, participation, and support for HIV prevention, care, and treatment, The Coffee House Gypsies band will hold a concert at Tobacco Road for the general public and Care Resource of Miami. The event will feature live art and cameo appearances by other local bands such as: phoenix/NEBULIN, For The Record, Pretty On Paper, Tony Cruz of The Bailouts and Zaida from Ego Band.

The 22nd Annual AIDS Walk Miami TM fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, April 17th, 2010. Sign up for the Walk today and help fight HIV/AIDS in your community. The International One-day fundraiser Dining Out For Life is also back for a 5th exciting year on Thursday, April 29, 2010. Dine Out and Help to Save Lives.

ABOUT THE COFFEE HOUSE GYPSIES
They have been active in Miami’s music scene since 1997 and they have performed in New York City and all over South Florida. They were the only band to-date to win nine Status QuO South Florida Live Music Awards with nominations in ten categories. In 2009 South Florida’s Sun Sentinnel called the Miami band “a band of nomads who keep moving to different musical genres.” The Miami Herald said, “CHG’s sound is reminiscent of The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac and The Mamas and the Papas,” referring to them as “a quintessential jam band.” Miami New Times said “Fans of Fleetwood Mac, the Mamas and the Papas, and 97.3 FM should dig this group without question. Their harmonies, both vocal and instrumental, are soothing and give a generally upbeat feel”
Coffee House Gypsies music and free downloads are available at: www.ilike.com/artist/coffee-house-gypsies

ABOUT CARE RESOURCE
CARE RESOURCE is a 501[c](3) non-profit, multi-cultural, community based AIDS service organization, which “Through education, prevention, research, care & treatment, and support service, Care Resource improves upon the health and overall quality of life of our diverse South Florida communities in need.” Rooted in the 1998 merger of Health Crisis Network (1983) and Community Research Initiative (1989), Care Resource is now South Florida’s oldest and largest HIV/AIDS service organization and a true leader in the community. Since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in South Florida and for more than 26 years, Care Resource has been dedicated to serving those suffering with or affected by HIV/AIDS and to meeting the changing demographics of the epidemic.
For more information about Care Resource please contact Mr. Christopher Donahue: cdonahue@careresource.org or visit www.careresource.org

ABOUT DONATIONS:
Online donations can be made to our AIDS Walk Miami team at www.AIDSWALKMIAMI.org. Check donations for Care Resource will be accepted at the CHG concert on April 14th. Please make donation checks payable to CARE RESOURCE.

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