Gannon University Presents Gem City Stage: The Voices of Erie
Posted: April 11, 2015
Gannon University presents Gem City Stage: The Voices of Erie, a
benefit concert and karaoke-style competition on Saturday, April 11
at 8 p.m. at Molly Brannigans Restaurant, 506 State St.
The night will feature The Sam Hyman Band backing guest
vocalists as diverse as Kayti Stadler, GoErie.com's "Downtown
Diva," and Rev. Michael Kesicki, Gannon University's associate vice
president of mission and ministry.
Guest singers will perform their songs and move to a challenge
round where audience members will be encouraged to vote for their
favorite singer by making donations in that singer's name. The
singer who raises the most donations will win the competition.
The real winner, though, will be Gannon University's
T.R.A.V.E.L. (Transforming Residents Abroad Via Engaged Learning)
Program, which encourages students to live on campus in intentional
communities, meet regularly to study a variety of topics together
in partnership with two co-facilitators, and travel together to the
international destination of their choice. The event will also
benefit the planned Gannon University Alternative Break Service
Trip to Zambia.
"The tagline for 'Gem City Stage: The Voices of Erie' is 'Go
Global, Shine Local,' because we believe it benefits our whole
community when students who are future employees and leaders
travel, learn and serve abroad," said Laura Goble, director of
Gannon's Center for Social Concerns and the organizer of the event.
"Student groups work hard to scrape together the funds to do so.
This event gives the broader community an opportunity to invest in
them in a way that puts the fun back into fundraising."
The event is free and all ages are welcome.
For more information, contact the Center for Social Concerns at
814-871-7433 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.