‘Homelessness is a Moral and Social Wrong and, Together, We Will Right It’

Tickets available now for benefit concert, proceeds support local housing initiatives

The Weber Brothers Band

Community members can help provide shelter for all by attending an upcoming benefit concert that unites 15 local artists under one roof to tackle homelessness.

Tickets are available now for Peterborough Performs: Musicians Against Homelessness, a four-hour show on March 5 at Showplace Performance Centre.

All of the event’s proceeds will go to United Way Peterborough & District agencies that support housing and shelter initiatives.

Providing adequate housing is everyone’s responsibility and the concert is a fun way to make a contribution, says Paul Rellinger, Peterborough Performs: Musicians Against Homelessness event producer and organizer.

“The eradication of homelessness isn’t the problem of those who are homeless. It’s our challenge. We all have a role to play and must step up. What really excites me about this event is it empowers us all to do something tangible.”

“It’s going to be a great night; one loud voice saying homelessness is a moral and social wrong and, together, we will right it,” Paul tells Electric City Magazine.

“The eradication of homelessness isn’t the problem of those who are homeless. It’s our challenge. We all have a role to play and must step up. What really excites me about this event is it empowers us all to do something tangible.”

The event boasts an impressive line-up of stellar local acts playing non-stop on two stages and reflects an overwhelming response from area musicians, Paul says.

Peterborough Performs: Musicians Against Homelessness features The Weber Brothers Band, The Austin Carson Band, Melissa Payne and Kate Suhr, Danny Bronson, The Three Martinis, The Peterborough All-Star Band fronted by Rick and Gailie Young, Hilary Dumoulin, James Higgins, Jacques Graveline, Elyse Saunders, Tami J Wilde, Phil Stephenson, Nick Ferrio, Victoria Pearce with Mike Graham, and Jake Dudas.

“Peterborough’s music community is second to none on two counts — talent and heart,” Paul says.

The concert encompasses simultaneous performances occurring on the David Goyette stage and in the Nexicom Studio.

“With 15 acts playing non-stop on two stages for $50 — close to $49 of that going towards housing initiatives and shelters — you will be entertained in a way you’ve rarely, if ever, been treated to prior,” he adds.

The event will also feature a silent auction.

Money raised from the evening will be directly funneled into local housing and shelter initiatives.

The show starts at 7 p.m.

Click here for more information about Peterborough Performs: Musicians Against Homelessness.

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