Indie Rock Band Rabbit! Releases “Go For It” Album, Kicks Off Summer Tour with a Cause: “Rabbit!'s Music Stand” to Focus on Community-Driven Arts and Music Programs

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Summer tour will promote new album, highlight community programs that are finding creative solutions to cuts in arts education funding.

“We want to use this summer tour to shine a little light on individuals who are finding creative outlets for our nation's youth," said band co-founder Ashton Allen.

Indie rock band Rabbit! today announced a U.S. tour to promote its new full-length album titled “Go For It,” releasing August 2. The “Rabbit!’s Music Stand” cross-country tour will span 45 cities in 48 days, from July 6 to August 20.

The tour will also set out to raise awareness about the continuing arts and music funds-cutting in schools, by promoting community programs that are finding alternative solutions from Florida all the way to California. Rabbit!’s Music Stand will include live performances, interviews and documentary-style video as the band seeks to educate themselves and others about this growing concern.

“We want to use this summer tour as a vehicle to shine a little light on those individuals that, despite the economic circumstances, are still finding a way to provide a creative education and outlet for our nation's youth," said band co-founder Ashton Allen.

The tour kicks off on July 6th in Jacksonville, FL, Ashton Allen’s hometown. Venues include all-ages concerts, coffeehouses, clubs and lounges including:

  •     7/6: Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
  •     7/7: North Charleston, SC – North Charleston City Gallery
  •     7/8: Columbia, SC – The White Mule (with Emily Kopp)
  •     7/9: Savannah, GA – The Sentient Bean
  •     7/10: Winston-Salem, NC – Elliott’s Revue
  •     7/11: Collegeville, PA – Community Music School (with Union Suns; all ages show)
  •     7/13: Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall (with Ian McGlynn and Taxicab Driver)
  •     7/15: Concord, MA – Barefoot Books Studio (with friends B. toys)
  •     7/16: Buffalo, NY – Caz Coffee Shop
  •     7/17: Ferndale, MI – AI’s Music Café. All-ages concert to benefit Chords for a Cure. With special guests Stephen Clark & The Trending Topics, and Donny Brown of The Verve Pipe.
  •     7/21: Tulsa, OK – The Coffee House
  •     7/22: Amarillo, TX – The 806
  •     7/23: Albuquerque, NM – Warehouse 508 Youth Arts Center
  •     7/24: Palmer Lake, CO – Speedtrap
  •     7/25: Cheyenne, WY – The Bananza
  •     7/27: Nampa, ID – Flying M Coffee Garage
  •     7/28: Spokane, WA – Zola
  •     7/29: Portland, OR – Willowbrook Arts Camp
  •     7/30: Seattle, WA – Pegasus Coffee Bar
  •     8/2: Los Angeles, CA – Hotel Cafe (CD Release)
  •     8/5: Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Cocktail Room
  •     8/7: Tucson, AZ – Loft Cinema (fundraiser for the Children's Film Festival of Tucson)
  •     8/8: Las Cruces, NM – The Yum Bunny
  •     8/10: Dallas, TX – Opening Bell Coffee
  •     8/11: San Antonio, TX – The Limelight
  •     8/15: Nashville, TN – event
  •     8/16: Knoxville, TN – Secret City Amphitheatre
  •     8/17: Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
  •     8/18: Atlanta, GA – The Atlanta Room at Smith's Olde Bar
  •     8/19: Tallahassee, FL – The AF Haus
  •     8/20: Jacksonville, FL – Riverside Arts Market

Social Media
Venue details, videos, photos and blog updates about Rabbit’s national tour and educational day programs are available on to view and share. Or show your support: “Like” Rabbit! on and follow @saverabbit on Twitter.

National, regional and local sponsorships are available to support the tour and Rabbit!s community awareness efforts. For information on sponsor opportunities including venue signage, video pre-roll, website ad placements and social media promotion, contact Christine Mohan at christine(at)mohanmedia(dot)com.

Rabbit!’s Music Stand
Rabbit!s Music Stand is a 45-city, 48-day interactive experience from July 6 to August 20, 2011 by indie rock band Rabbit! ( The tour will reach music lovers, educators, artists, parents and children of all ages from Jacksonville, FL to San Francisco, CA through live music performances, documentary-style video, interviews and visits to community-driven music/arts programs. Rabbit! hopes to build a global online community sharing their stories and support, creating a 360-degree awareness effort that reaches far beyond the summer tour.


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