A Night of Giving — December 20, 2014
Community Invited to Ninth Annual Night of Giving:
A Benefit for Hospitality House
For the ninth consecutive year, Mikail Graham will present an evening of top local talent to benefit Hospitality House. Envisioned as a hometown holiday party for the entire community, the Night of Giving will return to its home venue at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City on Saturday, Dec. 20.
The fundraiser will include local performers Beaucoup Chapeaux, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Nory Fussel, Heather MacAdam, poet and storyteller Steve Sanfield, world/jazz fusion trio Tumble, the award-winning Star Dust Cowboys, Mountain Laurel Duo (Kathy Barwick & Peter Siegfried), dance troupe The Movement Alliance, Ishaan Reyna (Best Local Artist 2012 winner), Rod Baggett and the Nevada Union High School Choir, a special performance by Achilles Humperheads, along with dozens of other great performing artists.
The evening will also feature remarks from people who have benefited from and supported Hospitality House since it opened its doors in 2005 to the neediest in our community. An extraordinary new development this year will be online streaming of the event, complete with live performances and interviews with Hospitality House guests, performing artists, KVMR DJs, and others close to the shelter’s work at Utah’s Place.
The music begins at 4 p.m. and runs nonstop until 10 p.m. Food will be available for a small donation, and drinks will be served at a no-host bar.
Generous anonymous friends of Hospitality House have offered to match all non-corporate donations up to $200 made at the event, capping at $10,000, which means that everyone who contributes up to $200 will see their money doubled.
“This is the largest fundraiser of the year for Hospitality House,” said development director Joanna Robinson. “We depend on the willingness of our community to contribute to our work in this season of gratitude and giving. We’ve never been disappointed!”
Musician/producer Graham is a third-generation native of Nevada City and a founding broadcaster of KVMR. He has been coordinating musical events since the early 1970s, plays with several local bands, and is the house sound manager for The Center For The Arts.
Suggested donation for advance tickets is $20. Children ages 12 and younger are free.
Stay tuned for more information.