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John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concerts - Upcoming And Past Concert Reports

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12th annual VFP John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert - Thursday, October 10, 2019

 

This concert will be emceed by Chris Buhalis and features the local musical artists below performing works of John Lennon on his October birthday. We thank our musical artists who made this event happen and urge you to support them throughout the year by attending their performances and purchasing their recordings.

Chris Buhalis - www.chrisbuhalis.com 

Laith Al-Saadi - https://laithalsaadi.com

Judy Banker - www.judybanker.com

Dave Boutette & Kristi Davis - https://www.daveboutette.net/dave-boutette-kristi-lynn-davis

Kevin Brown - www.corndaddy.com

Annie & Rod Capps - http://maynardmusic.com

Rochelle Clark - www.facebook.com/thepottersfield

FUBAR - https://www.facebook.com/a2fubar

Shari Kane & Dave Steele - www.sharianddave.com

Billy King - www.reverbnation.com/billykingdom 

John Latini - http://www.johnlatini.com

Midwest Territory Band - www.bigskyrecording.com/home/midwest-territory-band

Michael O’Connor - www.mocmusic.com

Jo Serrapere - https://joserrapere.com

Dick Siegel - http://www.dicksiegel.com

Michael Smith - www.cadillaccowboys.com

Rollie Tussing - https://rollietussing.com

Proceeds from the concert go to scholarships for college students enrolled in peace studies and conflict resolution programs Advance tickets ($20) are available now online at https://theark.org/shows-events/2019/oct/10/veterans-peace-john-lennon-birthday-concert. You can also buy tickets in person (at The Ark or the temporary Michigan Union ticket office) or by phone (734-763–8587). The concert starts at 7:30pm with doors opening for seating at 7pm.

Below are reports, and a few videos, from past John Lennon concerts at The Ark...

 

Past Concerts...

2018 John Lennon Birthday Concert To Benefit Peace Scholarships

The 11th annual Veterans For Peace Chapter 93 John Lennon Birthday benefit concert was held on Thursday, October 11th at The Ark in Ann Arbor to an audience of 220. Also, $3427 will be going into the Chapter’s Peace Scholarship Fund from ticket/merchandise sales and donations.

 

A huge thank you goes out to Chris Buhalis who not only acted as emcee, but also reached out to local musicians to perform for this benefit concert. These musical artists time and talent were greatly appreciated. And of course the VFP members who volunteered to help with the concert, as well as Ark staff and volunteers  (who donated beverage/food tips to VFP), deserves another enormous “thank you.”

 

Look for the 12th annual John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert in October 2019 but in the meantime, we hope everyone will support the musicians who appeared at the 2018 concert by attending their live appearances and purchasing their recordings. To view the list of 2018 performers, look below.

 

Also, if you missed the John Lennon concert but still would like to give a tax-deductible donation to the VFP Chapter 93’s Peace Scholarship Fund, please visit our Chapter Peace Scholarship web site by clicking here.

 

Chris Buhalis - www.chrisbuhalis.com 

Judy Banker - www.judybanker.com

Jud Branam & Kevin Brown - www.corndaddy.com

Annie & Rod Capps - http://maynardmusic.com

Rochelle Clark - www.facebook.com/thepottersfield

FUBAR - www.cdbaby.com/cd/fubar

Aspen Jacobsen - https://aspenjacobsen.com

Dave Keeney & Sophia Hanifi - www.hoodang.com

Billy King - www.reverbnation.com/billykingdom 

John Latini - http://www.johnlatini.com

Midwest Territory Band - www.facebook.com/rollietussingmusic

Dave Roof - www.facebook.com/davidroofmusic
Jo Serrapere - https://joserrapere.com

Dick Siegel - http://www.dicksiegel.com

Emily Slomovits - www.sanemilyandjacob.com

 

 

2017 Veterans For Peace John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert

A big, huge “THANK YOU” to Concert emcee and organizer Chris Buhalis, the performing musicians, The Ark staff and volunteers, those who publicized the event (The Ark, Ann Arbor News, Current, WCBN, Ann Arbor Observer and others), our VFP volunteers and most importantly, our audience who attended. The Concert is our major annual fundraiser and the 2017 event had the best attendance (267) and raised the most funds ($2816.76 after expenses) over the 10 years the Concert has been held.

 

​We also again thank our musical artists who made this event what it was and urge you to support them throughout the year by attending their performances and purchasing their recordings. Those artists are…

 

Judy Banker - www.judybanker.com
Chris Buhalis – www.chrisbuhalis.com 

Dave Boutette - http://daveboutette.net

Jud Branam & Kevin Brown - www.corndaddy.com

Rochelle Clark - www.facebook.com/thepottersfield

San, Emily and Jacob - http://sanemilyandjacob.com & www.geminichildrensmusic.com

Annie & Rod Capps - http://maynardmusic.com

Magdalen Fossum - http://magdalenfossum.wix.com/music

FUBAR - www.cdbaby.com/cd/fubar

Billy King - www.reverbnation.com/billykingdom 

John Latini - http://www.johnlatini.com

Kyle Rhodes - www.bandmine.com/wakeupsoon

Rollie Tussing - http://rollietussing.com

Dick Siegel - http://www.dicksiegel.com

Michael Smith - http://bowdish-brothers.com

The Infernal Chimps – http://theinfernalchimps.wixsite.com/the-band

2016 Veterans For Peace John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert Report

Thanks go to Concert emcee and organizer Chris Buhalis, the performing musicians, The Ark staff and volunteers, those who publicized the event (The Ark, Ann Arbor News, Current, FM 107.1, WCBN, Ann Arbor Observer and others), our VFP volunteers and most importantly, our audience who attended. The Concert is our major annual fundraiser and the 2015 event netted $2,422.05 (which included ticket sales, merchandise sales and donations) to support our Chapters Peace Scholarship Fund!

 

We also again thank our 2016 musical artists who made this event what it was and urge you to support them throughout the year by attending their performances and purchasing their recordings. Those artists are…


Chris Buhalis – http://www.chrisbuhalis.com

Dave Boutette - http://daveboutette.net

Corndaddy - http://www.corndaddy.com

San, Emily and Jacob - http://sanemilyandjacob.com &

          http://www.geminichildrensmusic.com

Annie & Rod Capps - http://maynardmusic.com

Magdalen Fossum - http://magdalenfossum.wix.com/music

FUBAR - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fubar

Sophia Hanifi & Dave Keeney - http://www.hoodang.com

Shari Kane & Dave Steele - http://sharianddaveblues.com

Billy King - https://www.reverbnation.com/billykingdom

John Latini - http://www.johnlatini.com

Rollie Tussing - http://rollietussing.com

Dick Siegel - http://www.dicksiegel.com

The Infernal Chimps – http://theinfernalchimps.wixsite.com/the-band

2015 Veterans For Peace John Lennon Birthday Benefit Concert Recap

As in past years we thank and commend Concert emcee and organizer Chris Buhalis, the performing musicians, The Ark staff and volunteers, those who publicized the event (Ann Arbor News, Current, WCBN, Ann Arbor Observer and others), our VFP volunteers and most importantly, our audience who attended. The Concert netted $2,539.64 to support our Chapters Peace Scholarship Fund and Martin Luther King & Militarism essay contest!

 

We also again thank our musical artists who made this event what it was and urge you to support them throughout the year by attending their performances and purchasing their recordings. Those artists were…

 

Chris Buhalis – http://www.chrisbuhalis.com 

Dave Boutette - http://daveboutette.net 

Corndaddy - http://www.corndaddy.com 

San, Emily and Jacob - http://sanemilyandjacob.com & 

         http://www.geminichildrensmusic.com

Annie & Rod Capps - http://maynardmusic.com 

Jason Dennie - http://jasondennie.com 

Magdalen Fossum - http://magdalenfossum.wix.com/music 

FUBAR - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/fubar 

Chris Good - http://www.chrisgoodmusic.com 

Sophia Hanifi & Dave Keeney - http://www.hoodang.com 

Billy King - https://www.reverbnation.com/billykingdom 

John Latini - http://www.johnlatini.com 

Midwest Territory Band - http://rollietussing.com 

Peter Madcat Ruth - http://www.madcatmusic.net 

Dick Siegel - http://www.dicksiegel.com 

Stella - http://thestellagirls.com/biography.php 

The Infernal Chimps – c/o The Ann Arbor Music Center – 

       http://a2musiccenter.com/Ann_Arbor_Music_Center/_Home_.html 

Mike Vial - http://mikevial.com