Sunday’s ‘Voices of Ukraine’ concert features bands from Boro – Star News Group

POINT PLEASANT — Two bands from Red House Music and Rehearsal Studio in Point Pleasant — Angry Joe and Indigo Sky — will perform at a “Voices for Ukraine” benefit concert to be held at the Strand Theater in Lakewood on Sunday.

Jessica Murphy, of Red House Music and Rehearsal Studio, told The Ocean Star: “The bands have been working really hard and they’ve been asked to be in it, so that’s been pretty neat.”

The March 27 event is the second benefit concert for the Ukrainian coastal region announced recently. Ticket and artist information has also been announced for Point Beach Cares: Concert for Ukraine, scheduled for Sunday, April 10 at the Jenks Club at Jenkinson’s Pavilion, 300 Ocean Ave.

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The show at the Strand Theatre, 400 Clifton Ave., Lakewood, is hosted by Strand Executive Director Gary Schiavone, along with theater board members and Kasia Pawka of the Lakewood Polish School.

The event will run from noon to 6 p.m. and organizers say all proceeds and proceeds raised will be donated to charities providing relief to the Ukrainian people. Volunteers from community and school groups in surrounding towns were invited to participate as well as local artists such as Point Pleasant Borough groups

At Red House Music, 3127 Bridge Ave., Ms. Murphy said, “We always try to pay it forward and we try to instill that in our students.” She added that Indigo Sky recently performed at a benefit concert for the New Jersey Epilepsy Foundation. at the Stone Pony, helping to raise nearly $1,800.

“We are always looking to do what we can and showcase their talents by doing something for the community, or in this case the Ukrainian people,” Ms. Murphy said.

Indigo Sky band member AJ Demillio, 16, said: “It’s cool that we can be a part of it and the Strand is a nice place so I’m delighted to be playing…all ticket sales will go to the Ukraine.

“I think it’s something everyone is excited about because it’s a good cause.”
Tickets are available for $20 online, at the Strand box office with a $2 service charge; and $20 cash at the door the day of the show, according to the press release. Donations directed specifically to “Voices for Ukraine” will also be accepted through the Strand website, www.strand.org.

“The money collected will be donated to the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, Province of Lviv, Ukraine; the Ukrainian Humanitarian Fund; and Agudath Israel of America,” said Mr. Schiavone, Executive Director of The Strand Theater.

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