Proceeds to help in fight against sex trafficking
By Jim Newell
20 Front Street
Open House Nov. 26
$10 donation for each
hour of performances.
Musical Performances Lineup:
*1 p.m.: Songwriter session
featuring Steve Taylor, Sami
Mei Lac La Belle and Judy Banker.
*3 p.m.: Kincer Voice Studio
Artists – Lia K Catallo, Ali
McManus & Sofia Goetz
*5 p.m.: Beth Stalker, The Euphorics, Sam Van Wagoner and Cindy Young,
*7 p.m. Kent Koller, The Two Talls, Nina Sofia and Sarah Bella
*8:30 p.m.: Grace Elizabeth Lee EP
Release event. Tickets are $20.
When 20 Front opened earlier this month in downtown Lake Orion, its owners envisioned it as a venue with intimate live music and social café, bringing a wide array of musicians to the area.
20 Front Street – named for its location – hosts a daylong open house this Saturday, featuring local and regional musical talent, with 50 percent of the proceeds benefitting Esther’s House, a non-profit dedicated to ending sex trafficking.
“We have created a unique live music experience and social space that is different from anything in our area,” said Allan Goetz, owner of 20 Front Street.
“Part of our vision in launching this venture is to support people who are doing amazing things around the world.
“One of those organizations is Esther’s, a nonprofit organization that provides a safe environment where young girls are empowered and encouraged in an effort to protect them from sexual exploitation,” Goetz said.
Songwriter showcase concerts are scheduled throughout the day at 20 Front Street, with complimentary tea, sweets and Kombucha tasting in the Social Cafe from noon – 10 p.m.
There also will be a silent auction of one-of-a-kind items from Brazil.
Tickets for the songwriter showcases are taken at the door, with a suggested donation of $10 for an hour of original music from three to four featured artists each hour.
The night ends with Grace Elizabeth Lee’s EP Release Concert.
Tickets for Lee’s performance are $20 and are available at 20frontstreet.com.
For details on Grace Elizabeth Lee, visit graceelizabethlee.com.
The mission of Esther’s Children is preventing sexual exploitation, child prostitution and restoring its victims into an environment where they can learn to love and be loved, according to the non-profit’s website, estherschildren.org.
ESTHERS, locally based in Clarkston, began their work restoring children who had been sexually exploited in Recife, Brazil in 2007 when they opened ESTHERS House, a restoration home for girls ages 4-12.