When he’s not tending to his San Diego avocado farm, Jason Mraz continuously projects positive messages to his fans. Guess that year-long sabbatical he enjoyed a while back not only generated some great songs, but some rediscovery, enlightenment, and self-improvement vibes as well. Mr A – Z seems to always be helping someone.
Already a contributor to MusiCares, the singer is now giving kids a chance to make a a joyous noise by donating a portion of his ticket sales from the upcoming “Gratitude Café Tour” to VH1’s Save The Music Foundation, which benefits public school music programs.
The tour, which features G. Love and Special Sauce as well as Plain White Ts and Eric Hutchinson, kicks off on Saturday, July 25th at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and continues through the summer with dates across the country and in Canada.
Although the second leg of the “Gratitude Café Tour” has not yet been announced, tickets for the initial set of shows are on sale now at gratitudecafetour.com. Save The Music’s core mission is to restore instrumental music education programs, ensuring that every child has access to a complete education that includes the benefits of music instruction, and Mraz is no stranger to the cause — he has already raised over $23,000 through ticket sales from his own most recent gigs! Check his Web site to see if he’s coming to a concert spot near you. By just checking out a show, you could help kids, too. – Lacey Seidman