Poster for All Souls Benefit Concert to support Omega House hospice. (Poster courtesy Mike Abbott)
Local talent Steve Jones and The Garden City Hot Club will be the opening act, followed by Samuel Seth Bernard and May Erlewine Bernard (Seth and May) along with Michael Shimmin on percussion and Max Lockwood on bass.*
The Omega House is a hospice in Houghton whose mission is to provide "a residential, homelike environment where terminally ill people may live fully during their final days, free from pain and isolation and supported physically, emotionally, and spiritually by professional and volunteer caregivers, along with family and friends." The All Souls Benefit Concert will offer an opportunity to do something special to remember individually and collectively those we love who have passed away. Come take part in this special evening and support a great cause.
Tickets are available for purchase at the door: $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students with ID.
The event will include a silent auction in the Lounge with items from artisans and local businesses. All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction benefit the Omega House. This event is 21+.
The Continental Fire Company is located at 408 E Montezuma Avenue, Houghton. The main entrance is around the corner (down the hill) on Huron Street.
* Check out these Links to the bands' websites: http://www.gardencityhotclub.com/ and http://sethandmay.com/
Videos: Highlights from Omega House "Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy" benefit recital July 2013
Steve Brimm and Erika Vye were the featured performers:
Ann Campbell and Lara Neves, sopranos, sing a lively duet:
David Owens leads the audience in singing:
Roger and Maggie Kieckhafer have fun with a father-daughter duet/duel:
Karin Schlenker sings "The Man I Love":
Mark Oliver offers a medley of three favorites:
Performers take a curtain call at the 7th Annual "Summertime and the Livin' Is Easy" Omega House benefit on July 30, 2013, in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock. (Photo by Keweenaw Now)
[Editor's Note: We regret that we were not able to post as many videos as we wished because of some copyright restrictions on YouTube which arose unexpectedly.]