Crosby Nash to Provide Special Performance for Historied Nonprofit Five Acres

Longtime duo helps to raise funds to provide vital support services for local children and families in crisis.

Crosby and Nash Sunday Aug 25th
Legendary duo David Crosby and Graham Nash will perform a special 90-minute concert on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 at The Pasadena Playhouse to raise critical funds for historied nonprofit, Five Acres. Crosby and Nash will break from their world tour for one night only in celebration of Five Acres’ 125th anniversary and the critical work they provide to over 6,500 children and families in crisis each year. This exclusive concert is open to the general public with proceeds benefiting Five Acres’ Permanency Fund – to ensure the agency’s long-term commitment to children and families in crisis. 

Tickets prices are as follows:
Dinner Package tickets at $750 per person and include valet parking, a pre-concert dinner at Red, White and Bluezz with live entertainment; Cocktail Package tickets at $500 per person and include valet parking and a private pre-concert cocktail reception in the Pasadena Playhouse courtyard. VIP Package tickets at $1,000 which include valet parking, a pre-concert dinner and post-concert reception is sold out. General admission tickets are available at $150 each.

Five Acres has partnered with the historic theater, The Pasadena Playhouse, for this exclusive event. Together, the two nonprofits will work together to ensure the success of the event and enrich the community through both the arts and social services.

“The Pasadena Playhouse is proud to support the work of Five Acres," stated Elizabeth Doran, Playhouse Executive Director. "As we approach our own 100th birthday, what could be more exciting than to honor the 125 years of service this great organization has given to our community? The Pasadena Playhouse deeply values this kind of community enrichment - in fact it is an important component of our art form. Ultimately, our institutions reflect our community's vision for a better future for all."

“We, at Five Acres, are fortunate to have such wonderful community partners supporting our work with children and families in crisis,” said Chanel Boutakidis, Chief Executive Officer. “We are honored that Crosby and Nash have taken the time to host an exclusive concert in support of Five Acres’ mission and for The Pasadena Playhouse who is playing a key role with this event. Continued community support is one of the critical factors that have enabled us to continue making a positive impact for over 125 years.” 

In 2009, Crosby Nash hosted a benefit concert for Five Acres Grace Center, raising funds for its domestic violence prevention program. As a duo, the longtime creative partners bring out the best in each other, yet their distinct and complementary style balance an equation that delivers a seamless and inspiring musical whole. As the duo carries their legacy of timeless songwriting, indelible vocals and peerless harmonies into the future, Crosby and Nash are committed to helping raise funds for Five Acres’ vital services for children and families across Southern California.

“I have been so lucky in my life and been given many opportunities to be able to 'give back,’ said Graham Nash. “Working on behalf of Five Acres is just such a wonderful opportunity. It will be a pleasure for David Crosby and I to help and keep life moving forward.” 
Over its 125 year history, Five Acres has been caring for children in need, connecting them with safe, loving families and strengthening families for long-term success. For more information about this exclusive event, visit www.fiveacres.org or contact Jill Hawkins at jill@mhpevents.com or 626-791-1125 ext. 1. 

About Five Acres:
Five Acres is a pioneer in providing successful solutions that ensure safety, well-being and permanency for children and their families. Founded in 1888 as one of Los Angeles County’s first orphanages, Five Acres has been committed to preserving effective programs and developing more effective prevention services for children and families in crisis. Services include: residential care and education, a non-public WASC accredited school, mental health services in homes and schools, foster care and adoptions and domestic violence prevention. For more information, visit www.fiveacres.org or call 626-798-6793.

About David Crosby and Graham Nash: 
As a duo, longtime creative partners David Crosby and Graham Nash bring out the best in each other, their distinct yet complementary styles balancing an equation that delivers a seamless and inspiring musical whole. Two-thirds and one-half, respectively, of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, these Rock and Roll Hall of Famers are legendary for their airtight and crystal-clear vocal harmonies, as sublime when delivered by simply these two together as they are from the larger configurations. It is a sound that's one of the true touchstones of the rock ‘n' roll era. Native California David Crosby and England-born Graham Nash first met and 1968. Together, they generate a magic that transcends their individual resumes and they carry their legacy of timeless songwriter, indelible vocals and peerless harmonies into the future. 

About Pasadena Playhouse:
The Pasadena Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and Executive Director Elizabeth Doran, has been in existence since 1917.  The Pasadena Playhouse, built on a tradition of innovation and excellence, is committed to continue to be the premiere theatrical experience in Southern California showcasing the most exciting theatrical entertainment in the state and being an amazing forum for launching new work onto the national stage.  Broadway productions that originated there include:  Sister Act - The Musical, Baby It’s You!, Looped and Mail. Unchain My Heart: The Ray Charles Musical, which premiered at The Playhouse is scheduled to open on Broadway in the 2013-2014 season.  The world premiere of Sleepless in Seattle – The Musical recently concluded its engagement as the final production of The Playhouse’s 2012-2013 season. In 1937, The Pasadena Playhouse was designated the State Theatre of California for bringing national and international renown to the state as a center for dramatic art.