Cities 97 Sampler supports Art Buddies!

Minneapolis - April 20, 2016 - Minneapolis radio station Cities 97 announced today that it sold more than 30,000 copies of the 27th annual Cities 97 Sampler benefit compilation album, and raised over $530,000. The station will donate that money to 71 nonprofit organizations that serve Minnesota, including Art Buddies!

"We're thrilled to learn that Art Buddies will receive a $2,000 donation from sales of the Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 27," said Scott Mikesh, Art Buddies Executive Director. "This is an amazing annual effort on the part of Cities 97, the contributing artists, and thousands who wait in the cold to purchase their copy of the Sampler each year. It truly makes a difference."

The limited edition Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 27 features performances recorded live in Studio C and is the longest running radio music or performance compilation for charity in the country. Over the last 27 years, Cities 97 has raised over $12 million to support local nonprofit organizations.

“Our listeners get excited when we release the newest Cities 97 Sampler,” said Jeff Tyler, Western Great Lakes Region President for iHeartMedia Minneapolis. “They not only love the music, they’re proud that the money goes to help a wide variety of nonprofits in their own community.”

Target stores in the Twin Cities area once again served as the exclusive retail outlets.

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