Local Musicians Take On The Beatles In Support Of Hunger Relief In Lakewood

On Saturday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m., dozens of area musicians and community leaders will take the stage at Lakewood’s Masonic Temple for the Third Annual All You Need Is Love (and food), a community celebration of the music of The Beatles and a way to raise awareness about hunger in Lakewood as well as funds for one of Lakewood’s most dynamic and fastest-growing hunger relief organizations, Trinity Lakewood Community Outreach (TLCO). The Lakewood Masonic Temple is located at 15300 Detroit Avenue.

Founded in 2009 as the volunteer community outreach arm of Trinity Lakewood Church, the mission of TLCO is fostering a healthier community through collaboration, education and meeting basic needs. TLCO accomplishes its mission by providing four community hot meals each month, two monthly pantry bag distributions, and a free monthly produce distribution between June and November, offering hunger relief to hundreds of individuals and families from Lakewood and all over Northeast Ohio each year.  

Several area musicians will perform the music of The Beatles in support of TLCO at the event this year. Confirmed musicians include Andrej Cuturic, Matt Charboneau, Nick Cross, Avin Loki Baird, Rachel Shortt, Charlie Mosbrook, Beth Woyshville, Tom Sayers, Danielle Cherry Krimer, Jason Weiner, Sheela Das, John McGrail, Mike Pereira, and “BW Beatles,” a group of student musicians from the Music Conservatory at Baldwin Wallace University. Additionally, Lakewood community leaders are lending their time and voices to be a part of the “Lakewood Celebrity Chorus,” which will come together as a part of the evening’s final performance. Confirmed members of this year’s “Celebrity Chorus” include Representative Nickie Antonio, Beck Center President and CEO Cindy Einhouse, Pastor Paula Connor, H2O’s Emmie Hutchison, Root Café owner Julie Hutchison, and members of TLCO’s Advisory Committee. “I am so grateful,” says Jason Weiner, event coordinator, “that, for a third year in a row, so many musicians and community leaders are taking the time to learn this timeless music and are lending their talents to support the efforts of an organization that is addressing an issue we all care deeply about.”  

Admission is a suggested $10.00 donation plus a canned food item. While all donations are appreciated, preferred food donations include peanut butter, canned tuna, canned fruits/vegetables, cereal and beef stew. The Masonic Temple will be set up coffeehouse-style for a casual, relaxed and family-friendly evening. Lakewood’s own Root Café will provide coffee and hot chocolate as well as delicious home-baked sweet and savory treats at a donation-supported coffee bar. All proceeds will support the hunger relief efforts of TLCO. This year, your admission the event will get you discounted admission to the after-party at Mahall’s, where the celebration of the Beatles’ music and hunger relief support will continue later into the night with The Lennon Orchestra. Mahall’s will also be collecting food for TLCO. For more information, please contact Jason Weiner at 216-394-9695 or jasonhweiner@yahoo.com

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