New Milford's Pass the Hat Productions will release its compilation CD of music by local artists with a party April 25 at 8 p.m.

The event, to be held at River Bistro, 300 Kent Road (Route 7), New Milford, will feature live performances from some of the artists on the CD.

The CD, which sells for $10, features 17 songs by the Doug Wahlberg Band, Violent Mae, the Blue Yodels, Don Lowe, Shrdlu, The Reins, Felicia Michael, Chris Ellis and others.

There is no cover but reservations are recommended by calling 860-355-4466.

The CD, "Pass the Hat, Volume I," will also be available to purchase at Fast Eddie's Billiards Cafe, the River Bistro, the Village Center for the Arts and The Cookhouse in New Milford.

Proceeds benefit a local nonprofit, MVP-SOS, which raises money for New Milford kids who wish to participate in extracurricular programs in music, dance, theater and other arts-related activities that their families would otherwise be unable to afford.

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