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Red Tie Arts Events Directory

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Red Tie Kids Directory

A Little About Red Tie Arts

RTA is a non-profit corporation that celebrates the arts by presenting quality artists to the community as a means for raising money to assist exceptional, aspiring, young artists, who are in need of financial assistance to pursue their artistic dreams. Founders Jerry Cooper and John Griswold have been producing concerts since the mid-90s. In 2016 Red Tie Arts was born to assist children in their pursuit of the arts. Concert proceeds became the funding that provides Red Tie Art grant programs.

Our Top Line

Monthly, throughout the year audiences can enjoy high quality music performances

 Our WINTER PROGRAM brings talent that is, or is influenced by, arts and music from around the Globe in a warm, inviting Modesto venue.

Our SUMMER MUSIC SERIES is presented at a beautiful outdoor venue. The music focuses on high energy groups that promote fun and dancing.

Our Bottom Line

 RTA grants provide underserved children, who show promise and talent in the arts an equal chance to excel.

 Top private instructors, with experience in performance and/or presentation provide lessons to students

 Students receive $300.00 for private lessons or supplies to increase their artistic expertise and help them become productive adults.

RTA's Ultimate Bottom Line

The arts confer numerous benefits on those who take part in them, from providing captivation and pleasure to promoting cognitive growth and the capacity for empathy.
Moreover, childhood participation in the arts is closely linked to adult participation, suggesting that children exposed to the arts will become the future audience members who can guarantee the vibrancy of the arts for years to come.

Taken from the Wallace Foundation's website.  The Wallace Foundation is a national philanthropy that seeks to improve learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and foster the vitality of the arts for everyone

Red Tie Arts Board Members

Jerry Cooper,    President & Co-Founder

       In charge of Red Tie Kids

John Griswold,    VP & Co-Founder

      In charge of Red Tie Events

Elizabeth Angelo   Secretary

      Recording, concessions, Sponsorships

John Bettencourt,  Treasurer

      All things financial

Carole Ann Mason-Laux,  Scholarship Mgr.

      School Liaison & Scholarship Awards

Geoffrey, Bogart.  Community Liaison Officer

      Fundraising, Consulting, community work

Jerrianna Boer ,Administrative Consultant

      Proof reader, Assists on Web & Graphics

Tess Aderhold,   Scholarships and Sponsors
      Works with Carole Ann & fundraising
David Wedel,  Production Manager

      Oversees Events.  Sound-light designer

David Dow.   Director of Red Tie Arts Band

      Directs RTA's Swing & Jazz Band

A Few Photos

A very small sampling of past concerts

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Typical Audience at our Summer Concert Series.

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The Horn Section of Foreverland, the Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute 


A Joint production with the Stanislaus Arts Council and the Mistlin Gallery,  Antonio Carlos Rodriguez, Flamenco Guitarist from Spain  (Center) with Bell Macpherson of Native Vibe and John Griswold


KALIMBA, The Spirit of Earth, Wind, and Fire. at the winery

Funds raised from these events go directly to the
Red Tie Arts Grant Program

Smooth Jazz Crooner, Slim Man performing with the Red Tie Arts Swing and Jazz Band under the direction of David Dow

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Hot Club Faux Gitane, a Django Reinhart Style band
at the Winery 

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Duo Gadjo, A winter concert in the cellar of the McHenry Museum


Julia Vari, A very popular Latin American Singer with the Red Tie Arts Band


The more than amazing Abbacadabra on their second appearance at the winery.


Aperfect tribute to Fleetwood Mac with Fleetwood Mask

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