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Toyota Giving Wraps up the 2017 festival season at Voodoo!

It’s hard to believe that October is over! With the close of Voodoo Festival this past weekend in New Orleans, we’ve officially completed the 2017 #ToyotaGiving festival run. For the past seven months we’ve been part of music festivals from coast to coast spreading the love of music and the joy of giving back.  

Along with VH1 Save The Music Foundation, we’ve been to seven different music festivals including Stagecoach, Country 500, Firefly, Ruidofest, Lollapalooza, Life is Beautiful and Voodoo to raise awareness about the importance of music education and asking festivalgoers and artists to share what music means to them. At each festival we completed a different mosaic filled in with photos taken by you and shared on social media with the #ToyotaGiving. Artists such as Lil Yachty, Tegan and Sara, Dillon Francis, The Zombies and more have also share with us what music means to them!  

 

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation join representatives of Life is Beautiful Festival and Clark County School District to present $40K toward three schools in Las Vegas as part of the #ToyotaGiving campaign.

 

At a spirited school-wide assembly held at Ed W. Clark High School on Thursday, September 21, we joined forces with VH1 Save The Music and Life is Beautiful to award a $40,000 music education grant to further music programs and fund new instruments. The event was especially memorable as Las Vegas natives, Imagine Dragons, surprised the schools with an inspiring performance of some of their popular songs while students and teachers danced and sang along.  

Imagine Dragons pose for a photo during an assembly in Las Vegas where VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Toyota granted $40K toward three Las Vegas schools.

 

We also supported VH1 Save The Music Foundation at their 20th Anniversary Gala in New York and presented DJ Khaled, a noted philanthropist and long-time champion of music education, our first ever Toyota Giving Award! 

It’s been such a fun and inspiring year supporting a cause and organization we care about, especially as they celebrate their 20th Anniversary, and we are incredibly grateful to all the artists and festival attendees who shared with us what music means to them. 

 Until next year!   

Festival attendees share what music means to them during Lollapalooza 2017.

The Zombies share what music means to them as part of the #ToyotaGiving campaign. The Zombies are one of the many artists who participated in the campaign during the 2017 festival season.

posted October 30th, 2017

Off to New Orleans for the last festival of the season!

October is here and that means Voodoo Music + Arts Experience is just around the corner! Our #ToyotaGiving festival run has been such a fun and inspiring experience so far and we’re amazed by the participation from artists and festival attendees all sharing what music means to them! Next stop, we’re headed to New Orleans, Louisiana where we’ll be at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience!

We’ll be back once again with our activation and an all-new mosaic to be filled in as part of our #ToyotaGiving activation with our partner VH1 Save The Music Foundation, raising awareness about the importance of music education in schools.

If you’re going to Voodoo, check out the #ToyotaGiving space inside the Toyota Music Den and tell us what music means to you to become part of our Instagram mosaic made up of your photos!

Don’t forget to follow along and hashtag #ToyotaGiving!

posted October 27th, 2017

Imagine Dragons performs during the #ToyotaGiving Grant Assembly!

We’re back from the desert and can’t believe how fun and special the past weekend was. We had some awesome musicians share what music meant to them, including The Revivalists, RAC, and Ella Vos as part of the #ToyotaGiving activation. Check out some of their inspiring messages:

“Music means…we get to survive.” – Classixx

“Music means…I have an outlet to express myself.” – RAC

On Thursday September 21st we granted $40,000 toward music education programs in three Las Vegas schools – Ed W. Clark High School, Cashman Middle School, and Dell H. Robison Middle School – in an unforgettable assembly with GRAMMY Award-winning rock band and Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons. Not only did Imagine Dragons give a rousing performance of some of their popular songs, a group of orchestra and band students also performed an impressive rendition of Imagine Dragons’ massive hit “Radioactive.” It was amazing to see the students perform and share how talented they are, and it’s exactly why we support such a great organization like Save The Music!

Imagine Dragons at Ed Clark High School.

Toyota and VH1 Save The Music Foundation grant $40,000 toward public schools in Las Vegas.

Our last festival of the season will be at Voodoo Music + Arts Festival in New Orleans on October 27th! Check back for our final Instagram mosaic mural as we close out the 2017 #ToyotaGiving campaign!

See you in NOLA!

posted September 25th, 2017

#ToyotaGiving is headed to Life is Beautiful Festival!

Las Vegas here we come! Vegas is a significant stop on our festival run as it is this year’s chosen community to receive the #ToyotaGiving music education grant! We are thrilled to support the Las Vegas school district and make an impact on student’s ability to experience the power of making music!

 

We’ll present the #ToyotaGiving music education grant at Ed W. Clark High School on Thursday, September 21 with our friends at VH1 Save The Music and Life is Beautiful Festival. To make the event even more special, Las Vegas natives Imagine Dragons will perform an intimate set in support of the event.

 


2016 Toyota/VH1 Save The Music – Grant Presentation to Chicago Area Schools

 

As always, we’ll also be back with our activation and an all-new mosaic to be filled in, continuing to raise awareness of the importance of music education in schools! If you’re going to Life is Beautiful, make sure to stop by Toyota Music Den and tell us what music means to you and become a part of the Instagram mosaic mural.

 

Don’t forget to follow along and hashtag #ToyotaGiving!

posted September 25th, 2017

Lil Yachty, Tegan and Sara, and more participate in the #Toyotagiving activation this past weekend at Lollapalooza!

This past weekend we made a return to Lollapalooza and had so many great musicians share what music means to them! 25 artists at Lollapalooza participated in the activation sharing fun and inspiring messages including:

“Music Means…Mood acceptance!” – Lil Yachty

“Music Means…Community.” – Tegan and Sara

“Music Means…Anything that makes you feel alive!!…Man!.” – Barns Courtney

“Music Means…The potential evolution of humanity, growth, unity, companionship, God + love.” – Bibi Bourell

In addition to the #Toyotagiving activation, Toyota featured two tents that offered fun festival experiences that included laser-etched doughnuts, branded silk-screened tote bags, virtual reality adventures, and street art glitter in addition to the music lineup of buzzed about talent at the Toyota Music Den.

Our next festival will be at Life is Beautiful in Las Vegas on September 22nd – a very special stop as Las Vegas is the district we will be making this year’s Toyota Giving grant to help fund music education programs in three local schools, Dell H. Robinson Middle School, Cashman Middle School, and Dean Allen Elementary School.

See you in Vegas!

Tegan and Sara

 

Lil Yachty

posted August 9th, 2017

#ToyotaGiving is headed to Lollapalooza!

We’re officially at our halfway point in our #ToyotaGiving festival run and we can’t believe the incredible participation so far from musicians and festival attendees all sharing what music means to them and supporting music education. Next stop, we’re headed to Chicago, Illinois where we’ll be at Lollapalooza!

We’ll be back with our activation and an all-new mosaic to be filled in as part of our #ToyotaGiving activation with our partner VH1 Save The Music Foundation, raising awareness about the importance of music education in schools.

Toyota Giving activation at Firefly 2017

Chicago is the market that received the Toyota Giving grant last year, which aided three local schools, Daniel Boone Elementary, John Spry Community School, and Goudy Technology Academy. The grant aided each school’s music education program with instruments and equipment.

If you’re going to Lollapalooza, check out the #ToyotaGiving space inside the Toyota Music Den and tell us what music means to you to become part of an Instagram mosaic mural made up of your photos.

MUNA

Don’t forget to follow along and hashtag #ToyotaGiving!

posted August 2nd, 2017

Dillon Francis, Capital Cities, Kevin Garrett and More Participate in the #ToyotaGiving activation this past weekend at Firefly Festival!

Captial Cities

With Firefly under our belt, we’re already half way through the festival run! Along the way we’ve had some great musicians share what music means to them! This past weekend 26 artists at Firefly participated in the activation sharing what music means to them. Personal, fun and inspiring messages were shared including:

“Music Means…LOVE!” – Galantis

“Music Means…We get to spend a little more time together.” – Kevin Garrett

“Music Means…Redemption.” – Capital Cities

“Music Means…THAT WE’RE ALL THE SAME.” – MUNA

“Music Means…Insanity.” – Dillon Francis

“Music Means…Emotional and mental freedom.” – Rozes

Dillon Francis

Kevin Garrett

In addition to the #ToyotaGiving activation, Toyota featured two tents that offered fun festival experiences that included laser-etched doughnuts, branded silk-screened tote bags, virtual reality adventures, and street art glitter in addition to the music lineup of buzzed about talent at the Toyota Music Den.

Our next festival will be at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 3rd so check back for a new Instagram mosaic mural! #ToyotaGiving not only lets you be a part of the fun but also (and most importantly) it’s about raising awareness of the power of music through VH1 Save The Music. In conjunction with Life is Beautiful, Toyota is giving a $40k donation and will be helping fund music education in three Las Vegas area schools.

See you in Chicago!

Toyota C-HR in the Toyota Music Den at Firefly

Jonas Blue performs at the Toyota Music Den at Firefly Festival

 

posted June 20th, 2017

#ToyotaGiving is headed to Firefly!

Stagecoach and Country 500 kicked off the Toyota Giving festival run in a big way, and now we are heading to Dover, Delaware, where we’ll be setting up shop in the Woodlands at Firefly Festival!

We will be bringing our #ToyotaGiving activation to Firefly to raise awareness about the importance of music education in schools with our partner VH1 Save The Music Foundation, who also celebrates their 20th Anniversary this year.

If you’re going to Firefly, come check out the #ToyotaGiving space inside the Toyota Music Den and tell us what music means to you and become part of an Instagram mosaic mural made up of your photos.

Don’t forget to follow along and hashtag #ToyotaGiving! Even if you aren’t at the festival, you can use the hashtag and be a part of the fun.

 

Festival attendees write what music means to them as part of the #ToyotaGiving activation at Stagecoach.

Printers at the #ToyotaGiving activation space print out keepsake “polaroids” of participant’s Instagram photos uploaded to their Instagram account with the hashtag #ToyotaGiving.

posted June 14th, 2017

Toyota Giving is headed to Country 500!

Music-festival season is in full swing! Toyota will once again be partnering with VH1 Save the Music Foundation at music festivals throughout the country in support of music education programs in public schools. We kicked things off last month at Stagecoach in Indio, California and now during Memorial Weekend we’re at Country 500 to continue the #ToyotaGiving fun!

If you’re heading to Daytona Beach, stop by the Toyota Oasis to see the #ToyotaGiving installation and support music education. This year’s installation features an Instagram mosaic mural where festival attendees and musicians at Country 500 will be invited to write on a dry erase board sharing the answer to the question “What does music mean to you?” Then snap a photo with the dry erase board, post to Instagram using the hashtag #ToyotaGiving and the photo will be printed out to keep as well as used to fill out the mosaic mural.

Even if you can’t make it to Country 500, you can still participate in the program this weekend and at each festival stop this summer! This is our last country festival of 2017 before heading to Firefly (Dover, DE), Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL), Life is Beautiful (Las Vegas, NV) and finally Voodoo Music + Arts Experience (New Orleans, LA). Every festival will have a different mosaic mural, so keep sharing what music means to you on your Instagram account using the hashtag #ToyotaGiving, and you can help to bring awareness to the importance of music education in our public schools.

At the end of the festival season, Toyota in conjunction with VH1 Save the Music will donate $40,000 to three schools with music education needs in the Clark County school district of Las Vegas, guaranteeing that the power of music will continue to influence the local community for generations to come.

Help us spread the word and don’t forget to follow along and hashtag #ToyotaGiving!

posted May 26th, 2017

Kicking off 3rd year partnership with VH1 Save the Music at Stagecoach

 

We’re back!

Festival season is upon us again, and for the third consecutive year, we are partnering with VH1 Save the Music Foundation to bring music education to deserving schools. 2017 is a special year as we also celebrate VH1 Save the Music Foundation’s 20th Anniversary!

In 2015, the Toyota Giving and VH1 Save the Music partnership provided students at LaPlace Elementary in New Orleans with their first music education program in over a decade. In 2016, the partnership provided three Chicago-area schools, Daniel Boone Elementary, John Spry Community School, and Goudy Technology Academy, music education programs with instruments and equipment. In our third run this year, Toyota Giving will once again be at music festivals across the country raising awareness of the importance of music education and making our biggest impact yet!

We’re launching this year’s program at Stagecoach in Indio, California. Festivalgoers are invited to stop by the Toyota Giving installation at the country-music fest where they’ll be able to share their answer to the question “What does music mean to you?”

This year, attendees and guests can be a part of a photo mosaic mural by posting a photo on their Instagram using the hashtag #ToyotaGiving and a message of what music means to them.” By the end of the festival the mosaic mural will be filled with hundreds of photos, a living testament to the power of music!

Even if you can’t make it to Stagecoach, you can still participate in the program. Share what music means to you on your social media accounts using the hashtag #ToyotaGiving, and you can help to bring awareness to the importance of music education in our public schools.

At the end of festival season, Toyota Giving and VH1 Share the Music will donate $40,000 to a public school with music-education needs, guaranteeing that the power of music will continue to influence the local community for generations to come.

Make your mark and be a part of something bigger. Help us spread the word and don’t forget to follow along and hashtag #ToyotaGiving!

 

 

 

posted April 28th, 2017