Tower: It's A Sacramento Thing! Tower Records Project Benefit & Official "All Things Must Pass" After Party

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Tower: It's A Sacramento Thing! Tower Records Project Benefit & Official "All Things Must Pass" After Party
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Tower Records Project says
Location: Verge Center for the Arts 625 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Date: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Time: 9:00 pm to Midnight
Tickets: $30.00
*21 and over only please*
The Tower Records Project, an effort by the Center for Sacramento History (CSH), will present a hometown party following the premiere of the documentary film “All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records.” Sacramento natives, film director Colin Hanks and producer Sean Stuart, along with Tower founder Russ Solomon will be in attendance.

The event will feature a live auction with signed, rare Tower memorabilia and a one-of-a-kind Les Paul 100“Tower Records” guitar donated by Gibson Brands, Inc. Signed film posters will also be available for $10. The emcee for the evening will be Jack Gallagher, with former Tower employee Dal Basi as DJ. With pizza provided by HOT ITALIAN, the event includes a no-host bar. Also, a small photographic exhibit and audio-visual program will be on display. All proceeds from the event will support the preservation efforts of the Tower Records Project.
All Things Must Pass chronicles the rise and fall of Sacramento’s iconic Tower Records chain. Established in 1960, Tower Records was once a music industry powerhouse with more than 200 stores on five continents. From its modest beginnings at 16th and Broadway, Tower Records eventually became a legend in the music industry. In 1999, Tower Records made $1 billion; then in 2006, the company filed for bankruptcy. What went wrong? Everyone thinks they know what killed Tower Records: the Internet. But that's not the story. All Things Must Pass is a feature documentary film examining this iconic company's explosive trajectory, unfortunate demise, and legacy forged by its rebellious founder Russ Solomon.

“We are excited to see the story of Tower being told through the collections preserved by the Center. Colin and Sean spent a week with us researching and selecting material for their film,” said Marcia Eymann, director of the Center for Sacramento History. “This event celebrates their work and helps us further preserve the Tower story.”
The film will premiere to a sold-out audience earlier in the evening at the Sacramento International Film Festival. The party is an official event of the festival; VIP Passes will be honored at the door.

The event is made possible by financial support from UnitedHealthcare, HOT ITALIAN, and the Sacramento History Alliance.
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By: Tower Records Project

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