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Music Events to Support Haiti

Posted January 20th, 2010 in Events, music | Tags: , , , |

Thank you to everyone who has been lending support to the people of Haiti in their time of need. A wide variety of businesses have been and continue to provide opportunities to support Mercy Corps’ disaster relief in the area by shopping, dining, and more.

In addition, many Portland performing artists are organizing special events to raise funds for disaster relief. Here is a listing of some of the upcoming performance events that will support Mercy Corps:

Portland Opera Presents an Evening With the Stars of Cosi’ Fan Tutte for Haiti — TONIGHT!

The Portland Opera presents a special Concert of Popular Opera Arias & Ensembles and agrees to donate 50% of the proceeds of the concert to Mercy Corps to help support relief efforts in Haiti. More info: Portland Opera

Songs for Haiti: A Benefit Concert for Mercy Corps — January 21, 2010

Performers at the Thursday, Jan. 21 show at the Aladdin Theater include: pianist Thomas Lauderdale, Cool Nutz, Portland Cello Project, Janice Scroggins, Holcombe Waller, Oregon Symphony concertmaster Jun Iwasaki, with pianist Grace Fong, Broadway veteran, baritone Douglas Webster, Flash Choir, PHAME, the Grant High School Royal Blues, and Storm Large among others. You can see all of the details and purchase tickets at Songs for Haiti.

Blues For Haiti — January 31, 2010

On Sunday, January 31st, at The Refectory, Kevin Selfe has kindly agreed to hand over his weekly jam, and help us put together a show for the benefit of Haiti, and give all proceeds to Mercy Corps…every dime and penny you, dear Music Lover, can spare will go to helping the victims of this horrific, tragic event. In return, you will be treated to the some of the grooviest sounds and ear candy around the Northwest: Jim Wallace and the Housecats, Lloyd Jones, Dover Weinberg, Lisa Mann, Suburban Slim, Stu Kinzel, A.C. Porter & Big Noise, and Kevin Selfe and the Tornadoes, have all agreed to appear.

Admission is FREE, but that ain’t what this about…for more details, go to Blues for Haiti

Of course, you don’t need to attend an event or shop and such to lend your support. We encourage you to provide direct support to Mercy Corps for their emergency response to the earthquake in Haiti. Donate here.


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