Niagara performers are set to play three live stream concerts to raise money for the United Way Niagara’s emergency response efforts.
Showcase Niagara’s Facebook page will have a live broadcast at 7 p.m. on May 6, 13, and 20 with a lineup of local musicians.
The team behind the online concert series has a fundraising goal of $50,000.
“It’s a lofty goal, but the need is great and we want to make a big impact,” said David Rapelje, producer of Showcase Niagara.
“We all look forward to live music presentations with audiences coming back, but in the interim our presentation is one of the many in Niagara keeping people entertained and at the same time assisting those in need through the United Way of Niagara’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.”
While the idea is to entertain people during this time of isolation, the main goal is providing food and support for those in need.
The Brown Homestead in association with the Humeniuk Foundation is supporting the fundraiser, matching donations made to Showcase Niagara.
“It is heartwarming to see the community come together in new and creative ways to help their neighbours,” said Frances Hallworth, executive director of United Way Niagara.
Concert performers include headliner country superstar Tim Hicks, Brooke Georgeneau, Tin Roof Duo, Mel Monaco, The Mandevilles and many more.
Another performer for Showcase Niagara, Elton Lammie, said, “When asked to be a part of this project it was easy to volunteer my time. It gives me reason to perform with a great cast of musicians and at the same time help the community.”