We're sorry to announce that due to the health of our Founder and Artistic Director Steven Van Zandt, we will be unable to hold all but our final two workshops. It's a bummer, we know! We hate to let a single teacher down, any time, any place.
If you've registered for Boston or New York, we look forward to seeing you. If you've registered for any other show on the tour, please note that both the workshop and concert have been canceled.
But there is good news!
First, Steven will be ok, and you can expect to see him again plenty in 2020. He just needs time to recover, and, if one looks back at the 2018-2019 schedule, one can see why: In 2018 alone, he appeared at 59 workshops and helped us offer face-to-face professional development to well over 6,000 teachers. Even without this leg of the fall tour, he did 157 shows in two years. That's a lift!
And it's not just about concerts and workshops: throughout, Steven has visited classrooms, stumped for educators on the nightly news, even walked the picket line with LAUSD teachers. At times it seemed superhuman.
And the really good news? While Stevie's voice may have been silenced for a few weeks, his activist voice remains loud and clear, and the Rock and Roll Forever Foundation will continue to publish free, meaningful, engaging content for all subjects and ages, and to advocate for teachers as the "first line of defense" for America, without pause.
We look forward to seeing many of you in Boston and New York, and all of you in the classroom.
"When it comes to an Education Curriculum regarding Popular Music History and it’s origins in America, there are no borders. If anything, the interest in studying Americana Culture is greater in foreign countries than it is in our own. Our methodology of using music history to get and keep this new generation’s attention will be recognized as the first lesson plans designed to aggressively and effectively adjust to the modern world."