GOSHEN — Phil Keaggy, multiple Dove award-winner and renowned guitarist, will perform a benefit concert in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall May 23.
Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from this event will go to support the work of MDC Goldenrod.
Tickets cost $30, or $25 per person for groups of 10 or more. For tickets, call 574-535-7566, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit goshen.edu/tickets. Tickets will also be available at the Music Center box office the evening of the 23rd. The box office will open at 6 p.m.
“We are extremely excited about the concert,” said Colin Rusel, MDC Goldenrod director of outreach and development. “MDC Goldenrod relies on the private donations of individuals, churches and businesses to provide services for individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. This concert provides a chance for people to support the Goldenrod community and experience some really world-class music all at the same time.”
Organizers say MDC Goldenrod works to create community with people of all abilities, providing space where each person can feel respected and empowered.
“As people, we tend to focus on and label disabilities in others far more than we celebrate our abilities and gifts,” Rusel said. “This concert is a way to come together and celebrate our community and be reminded that whatever our abilities or disabilities, we all need a place to belong and, at times, a helping hand to succeed.”
MDC Goldenrod provides in-home care, respite care and community-based habilitation in both 24-hour and non-24-hour settings. The goal of the faith-based organization is to enhance the self-esteem and self-worth of each person served through increasing daily living skills.
Phil Keaggy’s solo career has spanned more than 30 years and has included more than 50 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, as well as eight releases with his band Glass Harp. Keaggy’s music ranges from rock and roll to orchestrated instrumental compositions.