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Katie Todd Band at Lilith Fair 2010

July 16, 2010 10:28:12 AM PDT
Lilith Fair 2010 rolls into Chicago on Saturday. The all-women's music festival was one of the most successful concert tours of the late 90s. It's been more than 10 years since the last tour. Founder Sarah McLachlan brought back Lilith Fair this summer. McLachlan will take the stage along with Mary J. Blige, LaRoux, Vedera, Kate Nash, Heart and other performers at the First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park. A talented Chicago singer-composer Katie Todd will join them.A local band is showcased at each stop on the 30-city Lilith Fair tour. Katie and her band were chosen from over 200 Chicago-area bands that auditioned for the Lilith Fair Local Talent Search. Fans in each city also had a chance to vote for their favorite bands to become part of the concert tour. Katie http://www.ourstage.com/profile/katietodd won the contest with her original pop song "Leave."

Saturday's Lilith Fair concert begins at 2:30 pm. For the lineup, visitwww.LilithFair.com. For tickets visit www.LiveNation.com or www.lilithfair.com.

Not only is Katie's band performing as a part of Lilith Fair, but they are also opening this year for Huey Lewis and the News, Green River Ordinance, and O.A.R. Katie has also shared the stage with such music scene luminaries as Juliana Hatfield, Patti Labelle, 10,000 Maniacs, Steve Winwood, Margot and The Nuclear So and So's, Kenny Loggins and The Wallflowers. Chicago Arts and Entertainment Magazine has called her "a breath of fresh air that the Chicago music scene has been waiting for."

Praised by iTunes.com as having one of the "top buzz bands in the country", Katie claimed a spot as the website's "Artist of the Week", earning nearly 300,000 downloads of the single "Face Down". On her album: Make Some Time For Wasting, Katie's captivating voice and signature percussive keys-playing are showcased most boldly on her haunting single, "Leave," which tells a tale of woe that has radio programmers have called "one of the most perfect pop songs to come along in quite a while."

After playing to a packed House of Blues, Ravinia and Lollapalooza, Katie returned to the studio and completed her third album, Mumbled Speech, available now.

Many of Katie's songs have been chosen as themes for major motion pictures including: "Leave" in the soon to be released movie, Chasing the Green, staring Jeremy London; "The Polite" in The Mini; and "In and Around" in Other People's Parties. The National Geographic Channel chose Katie's song "In and Around" as the theme song for their''Go Green' campaign. And Larry Smith, author of Six Word Memoirs, chose "The Polite" as the theme song for his book tour. The video is available for viewing at www.smithmag.net/lovevideo.

For more information on the Katie Todd Band, visit www.facebook.com/KatieToddBand and www.myspace.com/katietodd. Follow them at www.twitter.com/katietoddmusic.

Lilith "Choose Your Charity" Winner: CHICAGO WOMEN'S HEALTH CENTER

From 1997 through 1999, Lilith Fair was one of the highest grossing touring festivals in the world. More than one-and-half-million fans attended the concerts that raised over 10 million dollars for national and local charities. Carrying on with that tradition of giving back, Lilith Fair will donate $1 from every ticket sold for the Tinley Park concert to the Chicago Women's Health Center. Chicago Women's Health Center (CWHC) is a collective that includes health care providers, counselors, outreach health educators, and doctors who work together to provide health education and affordable, respectful, and accessible gynecological and mental health care to women and trans people in the Chicago area. In 1975, a group of women healthcare providers and activists formed the health center for women in the community. Learn more about the Chicago Women's Health Center here: www.chicagowomenshealthcenter.org.

For a full list of dates, artist-by-city line-up and more, visitwww.LilithFair.com.

LILITH FAIR 2010
Saturday at 2:30 pm
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tinley Park
800.745-3000
www.LiveNation.com


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