Music is a bridge that can bring awareness and spur action. Emerging from Phil Collins's installation, my heart's in my hand..., currently on view at MOCA Cleveland, this special concert seeks to generate attention and support to help improve the conditions for homeless people in Cleveland. Benefitting Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), the concert will feature musicians and bands from here and beyond who address social issues in their music and practice. The event will be held at Beachland Ballroom, a venue that has long provided a stage for musicians who inspire change.Read More
Brian Henke is organizing this musical benefit once again this year down in Kent. If you like Guitars and the amazing sounds created by this amazing instrument, you have to see this show. This brings together some of the best musicians under one roof.
There are still great seats available and on sale for the 16th annual Woodchopper's Ball benefit for the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless at the acoustically perfect 650 seat theater, the Kent Stage at 175 East Main Street, Kent Ohio 44240. They are only $30 advance and $34 at the door and are available online at www.thekentstage.com
The show is Saturday December 10th. Doors open at 6pm and the show will start at 7pm.
As always the show will feature 9 of the most award winning, mind bending string benders in the Universe playing round robin style, 3 acts on stage at a time, each taking turns playing a song till everyone has played a total of 4 songs each.
Nine of the finest musicians on Earth, surrounded by their peers means everyone is playing their very best music, at their very best and makes for an absolutely amazing show to watch and hear. The jams are legendary.....
The fun and camaraderie are just infectious. This is a really, really fun show to be a part of!
As always the proceeds will go to the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, so besides having an amazingly awesome good time, you'll be helping a great and worthy cause!
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April 25th at 8 p.m. at Sandy Chanty at 5457 Lake Road in Geneva on the Lake.
Drumplay featuring Paul Stranahan will perform in order to raise funds for the Cleveland Street Chronicle (formerly Homeless Grapevine) newspaper.
April 30th at Algebra Tea House at 7:30 p.m. in Little Italy in Cleveland.
This benefit will feature Ernie Krivda on sax along with Drumplay. For this gig, Ray McNiece will be the guest poet to sit in with Drumplay. These events take place in April to remember the Cuyahoga County Poet Laureate who passed away in mid 2000s after having written hundreds of poems for the old Homeless Grapevine newspaper.
James Onysko, founder of Drumplay, said, "I wonder why I should keep it going. I mean, you can't say we are 'up and coming'. Instead, we are old and receding. But to help out the efforts of the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless is at least one good reason to keep it going. That, and the pure joy of making music. We remember Daniel Thompson especially during National Poetry Month. Our Poet Laureate of Cuyahoga County was a tireless activist for the homeless and disenfranchised. We can do no less as NEOCH daily demonstrates. More than ever, people have to stand up in order to solve our collective social problems as leadership is lacking; and it's not enough, anyway. So we must 'come together' as the song goes.
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