Rocking The Music Hard At Hard Rock Café
With “March on Stage”
A treat for music lovers and those with a social conscience alike, this month Hard Rock café Ho Chi Minh City, in partnership with Viet Thai International is introducing a “March on Stage” program. These weekly live music gigs aim to deliver one of Hard Rock café’s mottos “Take time to be kind” by promoting local artists and supporting local charities, and Saigon Children’s Charity is Hard Rock HCMC’s chosen benificiary! The events will feature original songs from Hard Rock Café’s new house band as well as RubyLux from Brighton in the UK and local Vietnamese bands including: Microwave, Phuong Uyen & Le Minh, Pham Anh Khoa and Thao Trang. Hard Rock Café promises “a packed house, enthusiastic fans, blistering sets and sweaty encores”. Proceeds from the events will go to our Thang Long English and Vocational School in District 4, which is currently supporting the education of 300 children in difficult financial situations. We believe very much in the importance of the role of creativity and personal expression in the lives of all young people and we have been successfully running classes in art and photography at Thang Long School for 15 years. One aspect of poverty is that there is often very little time, if any, for children and young people to develop their imaginations and their creativity and we are really happy that Hard Rock Café and Viet Thai International share this philosophy with us. Partnerships like this are really helpful for SCC not just in terms of generating much-needed income but also for introducing us to a wider and wider range of people – especially young Vietnamese professionals who will be our supporters of the future.