CharityFolks.com, ICON Collectibles and Carlos Santana Join Together to Raise Money for Children Around the World

Meet Carlos Santana and Win Tickets to the SOLD OUT Santana Fillmore Show on Wednesday, May 21st in San Francisco. Two Packages are up for Bid and Include Invitations to an Exclusive Reception and Incredible Signed Photographic Prints by Jim Marshall.

PRNewswire
NEW YORK
May 15, 2008

Carlos Santana, SONY BMG's ICON Collectibles and CharityFolks.com are auctioning the opportunity to meet Carlos Santana and attend his sold out performance at the Fillmore in his home town of San Francisco on May 21st. Two auction packages are available online (for either two or four tickets) at www.charityfolks.com/santana now through Monday, May 19th.

The current auction opportunities on CharityFolks.com will raise money to benefit The Milagro Foundation.

After the show, the winning bidders and their guests will join Carlos and the band at an exclusive reception at the Lush Life Gallery/Jazz Heritage Center. They will also receive a special Carlos Santana photographic print taken by celebrated rock photographer Jim Marshall, signed by both the artist and the photographer, as well as a copy of Carlos' forthcoming album Multi Dimensional Warrior (not in stores until August 5th). The print will be sent to the winning bidders following the event.

Carlos Santana has been reinventing and reshaping the landscape of musical culture for close to four decades. A visionary artist with no regards for genre boundaries, Carlos' fluid sound long ago laid claim to the concept of "world music" before the term ever surfaced on the pop culture radar.

A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Santana has sold more than 90 million records, and performed to over 100 million people globally. He has won ten GRAMMY Awards, including a record tying nine for a single project for his 36th album, the blockbuster 1999 disc Supernatural. Well into his fourth decade of recording and performing, Carlos Santana is at the pinnacle of his career, more vital and relevant than ever. With his lifetime of music and achievement, Santana has become a cultural event -- transcending genre, crossing cultures -- creating the music that has become the soundtrack for the world.

Less publicized, but equally as profound as his artistic legacy, is Santana's long history of social activism and contributions of time and funds to humanitarian causes. As a culmination of his decades of support for countless charities and non-profit agencies the world over, he and Deborah Santana founded The Milagro Foundation in 1998. With over $2.8 million in grants to date, Milagro supports organizations promoting the welfare of under-served children in the areas of health, education and the arts.

About The Milagro Foundation:

Milagro ("Miracle") is Deborah and Carlos Santana's charitable foundation that supports underrepresented and underprivileged children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health.

About ICON Collectibles:

ICON Collectibles, founded in 2007, is a business specializing in selling unique Fine Art Prints, Custom Music Plaques and one of a kind memorabilia featuring a diversified collection of some of the world's greatest artists including: Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Johnny Cash, Ella Fitzgerald and Muhammad Ali. Powered by SONY BMG Music Entertainment, ICON is headquartered in New York City.

About Charity Folks:

CharityFolks.com is an online marketplace that has fast become THE place to find celebrity experiences, backstage encounters and sold out seats to every major event and show. The proceeds from every auction go directly to charity. Check out the exciting items now on www.charityfolks.com including the chance to meet Jonas Brothers, hang backstage at RENT, sit in the front row at The Police concert and attend the Sex and the City Premiere in New York City.

SOURCE: CharityFolks.com

CONTACT: Caroline Bubnis of The Door, +1-917-685-0343,
caroline@thedooronline.com, for CharityFolks.com

Web site: http://www.charityfolks.com/
http://www.charityfolks.com/santana


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