THE BANG ON A CAN BENEFIT:”Honoring Michael Kushner on May 17 at City Winery!”

“For those who don’t know Michael, he’s Executive VP of Business & Legal Affairs at Atlantic Records. But on the 17th we honor him for his 20 years of brilliant leadership on our Board of Directors, featuring live performances by Bang’s cutting edge street band Asphalt Orchestra and excerpts from a new Michael Gordon piece played by the electric ensemble Mantra Percussion.

Michael Gordon

Asphalt Orchestra

Mantra Percussion

Each year we celebrate the world of challenging new music by making even MORE music possible. We can’t do our job- commissioning, presenting, producing, recording, teaching- without you. We ask you to dig as deep as you can, and in return, we’ll give you one fantastic night out! But even if you choose to simply make a donation or purchase a journal ad, we’ll send you a link to some fantastic new Bang on a Can” music. Here are the details:

$5,000 BANG BENEFACTOR: one premium table of up to 10 guests; recognition as a lead sponsor of the Benefit; a full-page ad in the Benefit Journal; season-long recognition as a lead sponsor of Bang on a Can at all our concerts and projects; up to 10 VIP passes for premium seating at the Bang on a Can Marathon (6/19/11).

$500 BANG BACKER: one ticket to the dinner and concert; 2 VIP pass for premium seating at the Bang on a Can Marathon; 2 complimentary tickets to the Bang on a Can Summer Marathon at MASS MoCA (7/30/11).

(we’ll also open the doors at 9PM for a special after-party – drinks and music for just $50 – stay tuned for more info!)

Feel free to purchase tickets or tables as gifts, and we will invite artists by lottery with your compliments!

Take out a Congratulatory Ad (you can make your own, or we’re happy to design one for you if you prefer) ($1,000 for full-page; $600 for half-page)

For tickets visit the Bang on a Can benefit page. Contact Tim Thomas at the below for more info.

Tim Thomas