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Charleston Favorites to Perform at Third Annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert Friday May 8th at Seacoast

*Concert Date could change due to Coronavirus preparations.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie and Summerville Mayor Ricky Waring and the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert, an uplifting evening featuring some of Charleston’s most talented and beloved musicians, each performing a few tunes curated to reflect the theme of the event. This year’s featured performances include Lee Barbour’s Polyverse featuring Kanika Moore, Motown Throwdown and Shovels & Rope. This year’s Benefit Concert will be held on Friday, May 8 at 7pm at the beautiful new state-of-the-art Seacoast Church at 750 Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant.

Charleston’s genre-bending guitarist and composer Lee Barbour unveils his new project, Polyverse, featuring Charleston’s 2019 Soul/R&B Artist of the Year Kanika Moore. Motown Throwdown is Charleston’s powerhouse soul band led by sax man Mike Quinn. Steeped in funk, soul, pop, rock, R&B, and jazz, the band also features local heavyweights Dave Grimm, Stuart White and Corey Stephens. Blending traditional folk, rock and roll and country rock, Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo and Charleston’s 2019 Best Local Band composed of husband and wife Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.

 

Charleston’s genre-bending guitarist and composer Lee Barbour unveils his new project, Polyverse, featuring Charleston’s 2019 Soul/R&B Artist of the Year Kanika Moore. Motown Throwdown is Charleston’s powerhouse soul band led by sax man Mike Quinn. Steeped in funk, soul, pop, rock, R&B, and jazz, the band also features local heavyweights Dave Grimm, Stuart White and Corey Stephens. Blending traditional folk, rock and roll and country rock, Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo and Charleston’s 2019 Best Local Band composed of husband and wife Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.

The concert will also feature performances by Mayors John Tecklenburg and Will Haynie on the piano and guitar respectively. The annual Homeless to Hope Award, dedicated to individuals devoted to addressing the issue of homelessness will be presented during the evening.

Homelessness and housing affordability is a particularly pressing issue here in the Lowcountry. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg revitalized and expanded the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing to provide a regional solution. Over the past two years more than $235,000 has been raised through the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert. Proceeds from the concert provide vital support services such as rent and utilities assistance, emergency and transitional housing through a network of not-for-profit providers to this vulnerable group of families and individuals.

Funds are also allocated to the Navigation Center, a day resource center helping individuals to access programs and services to address the issues and work toward self-sufficiency. The Homeless to Hope Fund is administered by The Palmetto Project.

Tickets go on sale March 25th and are $30, $50 and $100.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Concert

General

Q: What is the goal of the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert?
A: The Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert is designed to raise awareness of the initiatives of the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing and raise funds for the Homeless to Hope Fund, designed to assist individuals through local service providers to access affordable housing. The goal of efforts is to end functional homelessness in the tri-county area by 2028 using the Charleston Area Housing First Model.
Q: When and where is the concert?
A: The Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert will be held Friday, May 8, 2020, 7pm at Seacoast Church, on Long Point Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Q: Who is performing in the concert?
A: This year’s line-up includes Lee Barbour’s Polyverse featuring Kanika Moore, Motown Throwdown and Shovels & Rope:

Charleston’s genre-bending guitarist and composer Lee Barbour unveils his new project, Polyverse, featuring Charleston’s 2019 Soul/R&B Artist of the Year Kanika Moore. Motown Throwdown is Charleston’s powerhouse soul band led by sax man Mike Quinn. Steeped in funk, soul, pop, rock, R&B, and jazz, the band also features local heavyweights Dave Grimm, Stuart White and Corey Stephens. Blending traditional folk, rock and roll and country rock, Shovels & Rope are an American folk duo and Charleston’s 2019 Best Local Band composed of husband and wife Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent.

Q: Do you accept donations in support of the Homeless to Hope Fund outside of the Benefit Concert?
A: Yes, donations can be made online at www.homelesstohopefund.org/donate or send checks payable to the Homeless to Hope Fund to:
Homeless to Hope Fund c/o The Palmetto Project
Attn: Jeffrey Fleming, Chief Operating Officer
6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 100
North Charleston, SC 29406

Q: Will you accept credit cards or PayPal?
A: Yes. You may make a general donation by credit card by going to the Homeless to Hope Fund website: www.homelesstohopefund.org/donate
Questions? Please contact Jeffrey Fleming, Chief Operating Officer for The Palmetto Project by phone at 843-266-5683.
Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert FAQ’s

General Admission

Q: How can I purchase a ticket to the Benefit Concert?
A: Once general admission tickets to the Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert go on sale, they can be purchased through The Gaillard Center by going to www.homelesstohopefund.org/benefit-concert

Q: How much do the general admission tickets cost?
A: The costs for general admission tickets are $30, $50, and $100, based upon seating. Sponsorship level seating is also available beginning at $250 and up, and include extra perks (Learn more about sponsorship).

Q: If I can’t attend the benefit concert, can I still donate to the Homeless to Hope Fund?
A: Yes, donations are accepted and appreciated at anytime. You can do so online: https://homelesstohopefund.org/donate. You can also make a check payable to Homeless to Hope Fund and mail to Palmetto Project, ATTN: Homeless to Hope Fund, 6296 Rivers Avenue, Suite 100, North Charleston, SC 29406

Benefit Concert Funds

Q: How are the funds used?
A: 100 percent of the benefit concert proceeds are dedicated to the Homeless to Hope Fund to be used to help in emergency situations for people who are experiencing homelessness to get them into housing and help them to access programs that will assist them on the road to self-sufficiency through a network of service providers in the region. Based on the direction of the Mayors’ Commission on Homelessness and Affordable Housing, funds from the Homeless to Hope Fund will also be used to help3 assist in the operations of the new Nativation Center, a day center designed to help people experiencing homelessness to find the programs and support they need from local service providers and health partners to create a path for self-sufficiency while accessing such basic needs as showers and laundry facilities during their time of transition.

Q: Didn’t the benefit concert cost money to produce?
A: The majority of the people and places involved have either donated their time or provided services for a fraction of the costs. All costs are sponsored to ensure 100 percent of the benefit concert proceeds could be used to support the Homeless to Hope Fund.

 

For More Information, Contact:
Executive Producers, Homeless to Hope Benefit Concert:
Sandy Morckel, Solutions for the Greater Good: 614.306.8856/ smorckel@gmail.com
Frank Sonntag, Solutions for the Greater Good: 917.701.2581/ Sonntag061@gmail.com

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Your tax-deductible contribution will be used to provide housing, shelter, and other necessities to Charleston’s homeless population.

Homeless to Hope contributions are tax-deductible, and can be made by governments, corporations, nonprofits and concerned citizens.

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