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Musicians gathering to Feed the Need in Durham

The show will see a matinee and an evening performance at Bowmanville High School

Local musicians will be taking the stage in the second annual Concert to Feed the Need in Durham.

The event is in support of Feed the Need in Durham, which collects and distributes food to its 62 members across the region, including food banks, shelters, soup kitchens and other programs.

The concert, presented by the Rotary Club of Bowmanville, takes place at the Bowmanville High School auditorium on Dec. 15, with two shows at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets are available online through Eventbrite or by contacting either Joe Solway at the Rotary Club at 905-259-7485 or Feed The Need In Durham at 905-571-3863. Some will also be available at the door on the day of the event.

Admission are $25 or $15 for kids 16 years old and under. For more info

The shows feature a lineup with strong Durham Region connections.

Performers include The Doozies, Wooly, Glendale One, Cale Crowe, Ugly Horse, Kalista Wilson, Jess & Tay, Alexa Goldie, Barbara Lynn & Matt Doran, Alicia Robicheau, The Charles Street Band, The Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir, Hunter Sheridan, Oy to the World, Chris “CRISIS” Innamorati, Naya Liviah & Carl Cotton, James Wilson and spoken word poet Jaylen Stark.

The shows will be hosted by Carolyn Ellis of KX96 and Chris Koppin of CKDO.

“We’re humbled and grateful to be working with the Rotary Club of Bowmanville again to put on this wonderful concert,” says Ben Earle, executive director of Feed the Need in Durham, “Across our network we see the faces of poverty and hunger as 6,000 visits are made to food banks in Durham each month. But we also see the spirit of generosity and service as our community comes together through events like this concert to show their support for our work and helps us respond to hunger in Durham.”

“Hunger is often silent,” says Regional Chair John Henry. “65,000 of our neighbours here in the Durham Region say they’re concerned about their food security… Feed the Need is playing a key role in helping those folks and their families get the food they so badly need.”