Village Studios to Host 2nd Annual Recording Industry Poker Tournament

SPARS Member KMD Productions will produce the event hosted by Village Studios benefiting Sound Art LA.

The second annual Recording Industry Poker Tournament is scheduled to be held at Los Angeles’ legendary Village Studios on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Hosted by GRAMMY┬« Award-winning engineer David Reitzas, this Texas Hold ‘Em charity poker tournament brings together more than 100 of the music industry’s top producers, engineers, musicians and audio manufacturers with proceeds benefiting Sound Art L.A.

Recording Industry Poker TournamentDavid Reitzas created this event one year ago as a way of bringing the recording industry community and manufacturers together, while supporting and raising money for a charity that focuses on kids and music.

“The generosity of the sponsors, the enthusiasm of the players, and the caliber of the prizes are just amazing!” stated Dave Reitzas, host of the event. “My goal of creating a fun day where the people of our industry get to see each other face to face has far exceeded my expectations and I am humbled by the support for this event. Thanks everybody!”

Players of all skill levels are invited to register for the tournament and will be competing for an impressive assortment of recording-related prizes donated by leading companies in the professional audio and music industry. Confirmed sponsors include: Bricasti, Antares Audio Technologies, Audio-Technica, Blue Microphones, Brainworx, EastWest Sounds and Studios, FXpansion USA, Focusrite Novation, KRK, Millennia Media, Mojave Audio, RealTraps, SPL, Summit Audio, Telefunken Elektroakustik and Tonehunter.

Check-in begins on Sunday, August 1st; at 12:15 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided. Additionally, an instruction table will be available 30 minutes prior to start time for players in need of a little brush-up. The Recording Industry Poker Tournament is a KMD Productions event. For more information please contact Karen Dunn Tel: (925) 708-0307 Email:

Sound Art L.A. provides a musical outlet for children desperate for self-expression. They engage children of all ages in music education, giving them access to the tools of popular music and the guidance of professional musicians as instructors. With Sound Art, students awaken creativity, discover their voices and experience success. Sound Art is unique in that it does not have a fixed location. The instructors travel to the sites they serve and engage neighborhoods instead of requiring students to come to them. The result is a program that is mobile, flexible and part of the community. The organization offers programs at all grade levels, during and after school, at community centers, juvenile detention centers and camps.

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