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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tom Gilmour, Executive Director,
Trenton Downtown Association
The Levitt AMP Virtual Music Series Presents Trenton's Sarah Dash in a
Trenton's Music Ambassador and one of the world's most celebrated soul, funk and disco singer-songwriters is having a birthday-and we're all invited!
TRENTON, NJ, August 11, 2020--Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is thrilled to announce that funk, soul and disco legend Sarah Dash will be celebrating her 75th birthday, live from the digital stage of the Levitt AMP Virtual Music Series, along with a lineup of other all-star performers and a nationwide audience.
Sarah Dash Birthday Bash
A Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series Livestreaming Concert
Presented by Trenton Downtown Association
Sunday, August 16th, at 8 p.m.
Sarah Dash is an internationally celebrated, award-winning vocalist best known as a powerful one-third of the groundbreaking group LaBelle, whose hit single "Lady Marmalade" cemented her place in music history. Locally she's also revered as Trenton's Music Ambassador as well as a motivational speaker, educator and humanitarian.
As a solo artist, the Trenton native and Grammy Hall of Fame inductee once topped the international dance charts with the classic "Sinner Man" and has collaborated with such greats as Nile Rodgers, Sylvester and The Rolling Stones (appearing on the Stones' 1989 album "Steel Wheels"). Dash was also the only female member of Keith Richards' super group, The X-Pensive Winos.
After 50 years, Dash continues to use her voice as a performer and advocate for expanding the performing arts. In her role as Trenton's Music Ambassador, she promotes the positive impact of music on the lives of Trenton residents.
"We are not only excited that we can bring this show to our community, but also proud to bring our community to the world as part of this coast-to-coast virtual concert series," says Meaghan Singletary, Development and Project Manager for TDA. "This is just the kind of joyful evening we all need right now. We are incredibly grateful to our sponsor, NJM Insurance, and we are especially thankful to the New Jersey State Council on the Arts for reallocating funds from the 2020 Levitt AMP Music Series to allow us to present this event.
"We hope you join us for a night of music that is sure to lift your spirits. If you love Trenton, or music, or community, this is not an event you will want to miss!"
About the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series
The Levitt AMP Trenton Grant Awards is a matching grant opportunity that empowers small to mid-sized towns and cities through the power of free, live music. Since 2015, the Levitt Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million total to 38 communities across America through the Levitt AMP grant program. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Levitt Foundation is co-presenting the 2020 Virtual Levitt AMP Music Series in partnership with Levitt AMP Trenton and other Levitt AMP communities.
About the Trenton Downtown Association
The Trenton Downtown Association (TDA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making the capital city a more competitive location for business owners and an engaging center for workers, residents and visitors. Since 1986, TDA has offered programs that promote economic growth and investment in New Jersey's capital city. Our staff is involved in business recruitment and retention, public relations, advocacy, marketing support, referrals, partnership development and job creation. TDA also hosts events like the Capital City Farmers' Market, the Levitt AMP Trenton Music Series and Patriots Week to attract visitors to experience the current growth happening in the downtown. Through maintenance of a clean and safe commercial district, support for the arts and cultural heritage, promotion and public policy planning, the Trenton Downtown Association is leading the revitalization of the City of Trenton.