Grog Shop show to benefit School of Rock
A benefit concert featuring all female artists will take place at the Grog Shop in Cleveland Heights on Monday, Nov. 10. The show is a fundraiser for the School of Rock, the organization that provides guitar, bass, keyboard, drum and vocal lessons to students of all ages and abilities. The concert was put together by Hear in Colors, a local group that was founded by Cleveland Heights resident Elliot Nash and Nathan Chojnacki. Hear in Colors publishes a national and international music blog and also manages concert booking and promotion.
“Having a healthy outlet for today’s youth is of extreme importance,” said Lauren Aseff, a Cleveland Heights resident who is involved with Hear in Colors. “After talking to people who have worked with School of Rock, we wanted to do something for them.”
The concert, which is called Ladies Night, will feature several Cleveland-area artists, including Leah Lou and the Two Left Shoes, Taylor Lamborn, Stephanie Trivison of These Knees, Nicole Thomas, Gretchen Pleuss, J Lashelle, Brittany Benton (DJ Red-I) and Candi Fresca (DJ Fresca). The show starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free, although Hear in Colors is asking for a $10 donation from each attendee to support School of Rock.
At the event, Hear in Colors will be raffling off music lessons, recording sessions and other miscellaneous prizes. The show is open to people of all ages. “I think it will be a great event, and there will be a lot of styles of music,” Aseff said. “We are hoping to raise a lot of money to help School of Rock.”
James Henke, a Cleveland Heights resident, was a writer and editor at Rolling Stone magazine for 15 years. He is also the author of several books, including biographies of Jim Morrison, John Lennon and Bob Marley.