Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a non-profit educational organization formed in California, founded in 2001 by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist, Michael “FLEA” Balzary and musician KEITH “TREE” BARRY to foster music education, with ANTHONY KIEDIS also on the board. About 700 students are coming through the school each week, and 200 kids are attending for free. Every year they organise a charity dinner to raise funds with a silent auction and performances by artists such as METALLICA, EDDIE VEDDER, BRUNO MARS, PATTI SMITH, NEIL YOUNG, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, CHARLIE HADEN, TRACY CHAPMAN, BEN HARPER, RUFUS WAINWRIGHT, RANCID, JOSHUA REDMAN to name a few.
On Saturday, October 17, 2015, FLEA and ANTHONY, will host 350 guests for a private dinner with a silent auction and performance by JOHN LEGEND, KAMASI WASHINGTON, and a surprise guest. With the outstanding help of the GALLERY GAGOSIAN in Beverly Hills, about 50 works of art by major artists will be sold during the dinner in a silent auction.
“Shepherding a non-profit music school for the last 14 years has taken an enormous amount of time, energy, and patience. Having the help from our contemporaries each year at our annual fundraiser has been hugely comforting and enables us to give thousands of kids a quality music education. I am so grateful for the assistance we are getting this year from the visual artists, some of whom are Damien Hirst, Thomas Houseago, Jeff Koons, and Richard Prince, as well as performing musicians John Legend and Kamasi Washington. This promises to be a beautiful evening of music and art to benefit the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, whose students we owe everything to. Thank you and love to all.” — Flea
“The shindigs we throw to raise love, cash and awareness for SCM are as fun as they are meaningful. To see how huge the musicians and other artists contribute is testament to how important they all know the arts are for our young people. Let there be sound and vision my friends…..” — Anthony Kiedis
Art Donations from:
DAMIEN HIRST, ED RUSCHA, JEFF KOONS, RICHARD PRINCE, RICHARD SERRA, URS FISCHER, THOMAS HOUSEAGO, TERRY RICHARDSON, KENNY SCHARF, CHARMING BAKER, BERNIE TAUPIN, DANA LOUISE KIRKPATRICK, RETNA, TIM HENDRICKS, KIM GORDON
Specialty boutique items from:
DEBORAH PAGANI, THE ELDER STATESMEN, LIBERTINE
LIMITED INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE DONATION AMOUNT OF $2,500
AND A TABLE OF 10 AT $25,000
FOR TICKETS CONTACT:
ART AND SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES CONTACT: