Concerts To Benefit Homeless

Two upcoming Portland concerts will benefit homeless men, women and children.

Emmylou Harris will perform at the Crystal Ballroom on Wednesday November 3rd at 8:00 PM.

The Fellowship Band with Darrell Grant will perform at The Bagdad Theater on Saturday November 6th at 6:00 PM.

These two benefit concerts are the first in the series called Music For The Mission, with whom Brian Blade is the brainchild. In addition to the joy of the music, the goal of “Music For The Mission” is to raise awareness and provide financial support to help with the homeless needs surrounding us in every city where these concerts can be organized.

Emmylou Harris, a living legend in the music world, is a longtime social activist. Her instantly recognizable voice has recorded with a diverse list of artists such as The Judds, The Band, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Little Feat, Tammy Wynette, Neil Young, Bill Monroe, Lyle Lovett, Roy Orbison, Trisha Yearwood, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, and George Jones.  

Emmylou Harris will be joined at the Crystal Ballroom by renowned singer/songwriter and producer Daniel Lanois, virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Greg Leisz, Fellowship Band bassist Chris Thomas, and drummer Brian Blade.

The Fellowship Band also features Brian Blade on drums, Chris Thomas on bass, with Melvin Butler on tenor and soprano saxophone, Jon Cowherd on piano, Jeff Parker on guitar, and Myron Walden at the alto sax and bass clarinet.  This evening at the Bagdad Theater will begin with a piano performance by composer and Portland State University professor Darrell Grant.

These two benefit shows are made possible by the generosity and assistance of Darrell Grant, the Hotel Lucia, The Portland Hilton, and the McMenamins Crystal Ballroom and Bagdad Theaters.

For additional information and tickets visit brianblade.com, mcmenamins.com, or ticketmaster.com.

Tickets for Emmylou ($50) and the Fellowship ($25) can also be purchased at the Crystal Ballroom box office.

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