Greg Coote Concert For The Arts

Grammy® Winner Rick Springfield Terri Nunn from Berlin Venice Student Musicians

March 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School

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Grammy® winner Rick Springfield and Terri Nunn from Berlin will join local favorites VENICE for the 2nd Annual Greg Coote Concert For The Arts. These star headliners, known for their respective hits like “Jesse’s Girl” and “Take My Breath Away,” will perform with Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s (SMMUSD) nationally recognized choir, orchestra and band students. Taking place on March 10, 2018 at Santa Monica High School’s Barnum Hall, the concert will raise funds for the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation. Proceeds will support arts programs at all SMMUSD schools next year. Emmy® award-winning journalist Mark Steines, host of Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” and longtime Los Angeles radio personality Cynthia Fox will emcee the evening, which will also feature a live auction of signed instruments, experiences and more. This is the 13th production of the Ed Foundation’s popular concerts. Last year, the concert was renamed the Greg Coote Concert For The Arts, in memory of entertainment executive and SMMUSD parent Greg Coote. Coote led the Ed Foundation’s For The Arts endowment campaign to ensure continuity of arts programming for students in the Santa Monica-Malibu public schools. He sadly passed away in 2014, but left an indelible mark on arts education in our local public schools. This year’s wonderful sponsors include CIT’s OneWest Bank, Pacific Park, Software Management Consultants Inc., Santa Monica Daily Press, Huntley Santa Monica Beach, Bob’s Market, Sir Speedy, The Victorian/Basement Tavern, DW Drums, LeMeridien Delfina, DZ Solutions and Harley Ellis Deveraux. If concert line-up changes due to unforeseen circumstances, no refunds will be given.