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5-Time OUTmusic Award Winner
Rachael Sage
To Play Benefit Concert for the
LGBT Center & TLDEF Fund
@ The Bitter End, NYC - 6/5/17

Pride Month Concert features stellar lineup of LGBTQ artists:
Grammy &Tony Award® winner Billy Porter, Marissa Pontecorvo, Nick Deutsch, Todd Alsup, Stephen Leonard, Ari Zizzo


New York, NY: Five-time OUTmusic Award winner and LGBTQ favorite Rachael Sage will perform at The Bitter End on June 5. Sponsored by The New York Songwriter's Circle, the show is the first annual "Pride Month Benefit Concert" with proceeds from all tickets sales donated to The Center and The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund.

The NYC-based singer, songwriter and producer returns from the UK after playing sold-out shows with synth music pioneer Howard Jones. Earlier this Spring she performed a dozen dates with blues powerhouse Beth Hart, including her debut at NYC's legendary Town Hall.

Sage will also be celebrating the release of her new EP, The Tide, which will be available both at the performance and digitally via iTunes. The 5-track collection of protest songs adds her voice to the current worldwide protests and demonstrations while addressing topical subject matter related to the Orlando shooting, Elie Wiesel’s passing, the Syrian refugee crisis and the controversial 2016 US Presidential election.

Currently, Sage is also touring in support of her 2016 full-length album, Choreographic. The release is a musically ambitious and emotionally accessible tribute to her very first love: dance. Sage, who studied at The School of American Ballet in her teens, has been reaching an ever-growing audience via Lifetime TV's #1 reality series Dance Moms. The show has featured a record-breaking 20 of her songs over the past four seasons - including many used by teen celebrity star Maddie Ziegler (of Sia fame).

Known for her impressive musicianship, colorful stage banter and for personally connecting with her audiences, Sage has steadily built a large and loyal grassroots fan base with a rigorous international tour schedule, prompting Performing Songwriter Magazine to name her "One of the Top 100 Independent Artists Of The Past 15 Years."

Rachael is available for in-person, phone and email interviews. Any press considerations are much appreciated. If you wish to attend the show, or request a copy of The Tide or Choreographic for review, please email: press@mpressrecords.com

About The Center: Since 1983 The Center has been supporting, fostering and celebrating the LGBTQ community of New York City.

About The TLDEF: Founded in 2003, Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to end discrimination and achieve equality for transgender people.


FOR INTERVIEW REQUESTS & ALL PRESS/MEDIA INQUIRIES
PLEASE CONTACT:

Tiina Teal | 212-481-7243 | press@mpressrecords.com


"…magnetic piano romps with soul-distilling vocals."
--THE ADVOCATE

"Part Bob Dylan – part Taylor Swift – Rachael Sage has the guts, vision and talent to embody both within the confines of her music." 
--MAVERICK UK

"...takes on life, love, and suffering with a boundary crossing, worldly perspective that commands the highest respect."
--GAY CITY NEWS


Rachael Sage Show EVENT DETAILS

WHEN: Monday June 5, 2017

TIME: 8:00pm

VENUE: The Bitter End

VENUE ADDRESS: 147 Bleecker Street New York, NY 10012

TICKET LINK: Click here

PRICE: $20 online/$25 at door

OTHER DETAILS: Benefit concert raising proceeds for the LGBT Center & TLDEF Fund. Featuring Billy Porter, Marissa Pontecorvo, Nick Deutsch, Todd Alsup, Stephen Leonard, Ari Zizzo                                

*photo credit: Sequoia Emanuelle


ABOUT RACHAEL SAGE: With 9.5 million YouTube views and 12 full-length albums, Rachael Sage is one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 100+ dates a year both solo and with her band, The Sequins. She has earned a loyal following for her dynamic piano playing, delicate guitar work, soulful vocals, and improvisational audience interaction. Sage has shared the stage with Ani DiFranco, Howard Jones, Eric Burdon, Marc Cohn and Shawn Colvin. She's received numerous songwriting awards including The John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Grand Prize) and several Independent Music Awards. Her songs have appeared on MTV, HBO, A&E, TLC, Comedy Central, the Fame soundtrack, and Lifetime TV's hit reality series Dance Moms. Sage has also been an outspoken social advocate, releasing a benefit EP in 2016 for the anti-bullying charity Ditch The Label and donating proceeds from her new EP The Tide to ArcLife.org, a leading refugee assistance organization.

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