The D’Addario Foundation, Hungry for Music, and Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation are back for a nationwide instrument drive tour, stopping in Ace Hotels in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans this year.

The not-for-profits are expanding their partnership with Ace properties in 2018, with multiple Ace Hotels hosting instrument drives and performances to raise awareness—and funding—to bring music education into underserved communities.

Starting in Pittsburgh on June 8, the D’Addario Foundation and Hungry for Music will be on hand to collect gently used instruments to refurbish for students in need in music programs nationwide. The event will feature a musical performance by the Boilermaker Jazz Band. The next stop is the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles on July 29, followed by the Ace Hotel in Chicago on September 2, and culminating at the Ace Hotel in New Orleans on November 15.

“Many of the music programs that apply for support from the D’Addario Foundation have instrument needs,” says Suzanne D’Addario Brouder, executive director of the D’Addario Foundation. “Lack of instruments means children on waiting lists, hoping for spots in these vital programs. Donating an instrument is a very direct way to make an instant impact. We are thrilled to continue this partnership with the Ace Hotels and truly appreciate their commitment to supporting our efforts to improve lives and develop healthier communities through music education.”

For those with instrument donations unable to attend these events, the foundation recommends Instruments in the Cloud, an online giving platform that connects donors directly with classrooms in need.

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