With the 2012 JP Music Fest officially set for September 8, JP Centre/South Main Streets and Tres Gatos are thrilled to present three local bands for a night of tapas and tunes, with proceeds going to benefit the JP Music Fest.

Starting at 6 p.m. this Thursday, April 19, Chris North, Só Sol, Riding Shotgun, and Sarah Borello will perform in Tres Gatos’ intimate dining room, with full wine, beer, and tapas menus available. Tres Gatos’ walls will be graced with artwork for sale from JP (and greater Boston) artists, and a silent auction of home concerts and more, all to benefit the JP Music Fest.

Donations are $7 at the door.

For more about Tres Gatos: http://tresgatosjp.com/.

About Chris North: Christopher North Alspach is a singer-songwriter living in Jamaica Plain. From 2008-2010 North performed with folk outfit The Points North, and in early 2011, began performing under the moniker Chris North. He has since released the nine-song “The Story of My Light” (June 2011) and the full-length LP, “Lovedream” (Jan 2012). Find out more at https://www.facebook.com/chrisnorthmusic.

About Só Sol: Drawing inspiration from American folk music and Tropicália, Só Sol’s music resides in both realms with lyrics written in English and Brazilian Portuguese. The band, featuring the songwriting of husband and wife duo John Garrett and Jessica DaSilva, has just released a new EP called “Brevemente,” which can be heard at www.facebook.com/sosolmusic.

About Riding Shotgun: Riding Shotgun is a Boston-based trio mixing rock, groove and atmospheric sound-scapes. Thursday, April 19th, they’ll be performing as a duo for a very special set. Riding Shotgun’s albums, “Boombox on the Dash” and “Nightfalls,” are available for download on iTunes and Amazon – find out more at www.ridingshotgun.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ridingshotgunband.

Thank you for supporting local music!