Posted: Sep 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM [Sep 23, 2012]
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert: The Ark
Fifth annual concert with local musical artists Mr. B, Dick Siegel, Chris Buhalis, John Latini, FUBAR, San & Emily Slomovitz, Dave Boutette, Jen Sygit, Shari Kane & Dave Steele, Tinkerhess, Ryan Shea & Wire in the Wood, Dave Keeney & Sophia Hanifi, Magdalen Fossum, Potter's Field and Jason Dennie. All artists will be performing works of John Lennon on his October 9th birthday, as well as other peace-themed songs.
All proceeds go to the local Chapter of Veterans For Peace for their Peace Scholarship Fund, which assists Michigan college students, with a preference to veterans, studying any collegiate level course aimed at conflict resolution or peace studies. As individuals who have experienced war, members of the local Veterans For Peace Chapter strongly felt that one of the best ways to stop future armed conflicts is to help promote peacemaking through education.
The Peace Scholarship Fund was started in 2008 with a generous donation from John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono. Scholarships are awarded twice a year with more information available at www.vfp93.org.
The John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert will be held Tuesday, October 9th, 7:30pm, The Ark, 316 South Main Street, Ann Arbor with general admission being $15. For advance tickets visit www.theark.org or call (734) 761-1451