Tickets on sale at beachlandballroom.com/event/1615618-hear-for-homeless-cleveland/
Wesley Bright & the Honeytones / Carlos Jones / HIRAM-MAXIM / Morgan Mecaskey / Jul Big Green / Dolfish / Times10
Music is a bridge that can bring awareness and spur action. Emerging from Phil Collins's installation, my heart's in my hand..., currently on view at MOCA Cleveland, this special concert seeks to generate attention and support to help improve the conditions for homeless people in Cleveland. Benefitting Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), the concert will feature musicians and bands from here and beyond who address social issues in their music and practice. The event will be held at Beachland Ballroom, a venue that has long provided a stage for musicians who inspire change.
According to NEOCH, every homeless shelter in Cleveland is full every night, with most functioning at overflow. In 2016, Cleveland's Coordinated Intake Center, which serves individuals and families who are newly homeless, screened 5,385 people. Two years ago, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District reported over 4,000 homeless students. Homelessness is a pervasive and serious issue affecting many people in our city.