Feels Like Home Concert on April 29th to Benefit Family Promise Metrowest

Alison Guzman
Concerts From The Heart’s Laura Vecchione returns to perform at TCAN in Natick
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April, 2018
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On Sunday, April 29th, Family Promise Metrowest is again partnering with Concerts From The Heart for a special Feels like Home concert featuring Laura Vecchione, a “bluesy songstress” the Boston Globe claimed, “is all ours.” All proceeds from the event will benefit Family Promise Metrowest, a community response to family homelessness. The concert will take place at The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN) starting with a 5:30pm reception, followed by a full band performance at 7:00pm.
Following the success of last year’s event, singer-songwriter Laura Vecchione will once again merge music with a mission. She will take the stage with Adonis Martin (piano), Raleigh Green (guitar), Richard Gates (bass), Jamaal Shoffner (drums), and Dionne Shoffner (background and accompanying vocals), to deliver an uplifting and inspiring performance.
“Last year, Laura’s ability to weave our mission with her own personal storytelling had a visible impact on the audience,” said Carole Brodrick, Director of Development at Family Promise Metrowest. “Not only did we sell out 250 tickets, but we received additional donations at the end of the night.”
Family Promise Metrowest is a local nonprofit that empowers families to move from homelessness to independence. With 50 local congregations, over 3000 volunteers, and support from the community, Family Promise provides shelter, meals, job assistance, and professional case management to families in crisis. Most recently, Family Promise purchased a new building in Natick for its families and staff and launched a LIFE program for eviction prevention.
“I am beyond impressed by how much Family Promise Metrowest does to address the issue of family homelessness,” said Laura Vecchione. “Their model symbolizes the best of what we can do together as a society. I am humbled and grateful to be sharing the stage for such a worthy cause with a diverse group of talented musicians.”
The Feels like Home reception and performance will take place in TCAN’s historic firehouse building at 14 Summer Street in Natick with complimentary appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are available now for $35 at www.natickarts.org.
Concerts From The Heart was founded in 2017 by Laura Vecchione and Sylvia Haber to bring meaningful music programming to the fundraising efforts of non-profit organizations. Concerts From The Heart events cultivate awareness, build community, raise funds, and promote positive change while delivering story-driven music and entertainment. For more information, visit www.concertsfromtheheart.com. To hear Laura’s music, visit www.lauravmusic.com.
Family Promise Metrowest is one of over 200 networks nationwide that provide hope to families through safe transitional shelter, meals, and professional case management as they seek permanent housing. By providing resources and encouragement and addressing barriers, families bring themselves out of homelessness and into a life where they can sustain themselves and their children. For more information, visit www.familypromisemetrowest.org.