MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Sep 18, 2012) - Tickets are on sale for a triple header concert "Music for Marriage Equality," bringing together the multi-talented Jonatha Brooke, Keri Noble and Chastity Brown for an evening of song hosted by Cities 97's Brian Oake on September 25th at The Dakota. Outspoken Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe will also appear, playing bass in Jonatha's band.
The Dakota Jazz Club will host this awareness benefit concert with proceeds directly supporting the work of Minnesotans for Equality, a local organization committed to ensuring marriage discrimination is not written into the Minnesota State Constitution.
When: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Where: The Dakota, Downtown Minneapolis
Ticket prices: $75-$125 (optional $39 three-course Benefit Menu)
Tickets: www.dakotacooks.com/event/music-for-marriage-equality/ OR www.VoteNO.mn
Jonatha Brooke recently completed a new album of Woody Guthrie's unpublished lyrics from the archives, the first time ever a woman has composed, arranged, produced and performed a complete album of Woody's songs. Chastity Brown was recently named a "Promising New Voice" by NPR, and has received accolades for her powerful, sultry performances. Keri Noble, a local singer songwriter with four albums, recently joined Cities 97 as Co-Host with Brian Oake on the morning show.
Minnesotans for Equality is a group of professionals with expertise in media, finance, legal, marketing and politics, whose main focus is to take a complementary media approach to the great work that's already been done in Minnesota.
In November, Minnesotans will vote on whether or not to change their state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. If the amendment passes, same-sex marriage will be much more difficult to ever achieve in Minnesota. If Minnesotans Vote No, it doesn't mean that same sex-marriage will become legal -- it just means that the constitution won't be amended to specifically ban it.
"The Minnesota constitution shouldn't be a tool to take away the rights of a group of Minnesotans," said committee founder Tracy Call. "This is an extreme attempt to take away the rights and freedoms of gay couples and promotes discrimination in a social climate where we should be endorsing love and respect. Not only is this proposed change Anti-American, it's Anti-Minnesotan."