Local Alternative Rock station 91X and the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) today announced the “Inspired By Music” concert series. This series will help fund a grant program that
is being created to benefit education in San Diego County public schools that use music as part of the
The radio station, in collaboration with Belly Up Entertainment, will produce a series of live shows at
Music Box that focus on new music discovery featuring up-and-coming artists, with $1 of every ticket
sold from the series going to a grant fund administered by SDCOE. The series will debut with
L.A.-based alt-trio lovelytheband on Tuesday, March 27 at Music Box (1337 India St.).
Teachers from San Diego County public schools will be able to apply to receive four types of available
grants: music technology; teacher professional development; field trips to musical events, media
facilities, or music museums; and innovative.
“91X has always been a passionate champion of new music discovery. We’re excited to team up with the
San Diego County Office Of Education and the Music Box / Belly Up team to take our passion and
transform it into an opportunity to support education that is inspired by music,” said Garett Michaels, 91X
“There are a lot of excellent teachers out there who are incorporating music into a variety of subject
areas–from math to technology to science–because it’s such a powerful tool to engage students,” said San
Diego County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Paul Gothold. “Inspired By Music grants will allow even
more teachers to bring music into the classroom, helping more San Diego County students find their
identities and express themselves while learning.”
“Great new music inspires all of us,” said Chris Goldsmith, president of Belly Up Entertainment. “I’m
confident this series is going to lead to some really memorable 'glad I was there' moments."
91X is owned and operated by Local Media San Diego, LLC, a privately held San Diego-based company.
LMSD also operates Z90.3 (XHTZ-FM) and Magic 92.5 (XHRM-FM).