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Great music, a fabulous venue and a worthy cause – it all adds up to an impressive evening: a concert/food drive featuring renowned pianist George Winston at the Hartland Performing Arts Center on Dec. 8.

The event -- a joint partnership between the Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce and 2 Stones Events and presented by St. Joseph Mercy Livingston – also includes a food drive for the Livingston County Hunger Council.

“He wants to give back to the communities that support his shows -- another great reason to come hear this incredible musician,” said Pam McConeghy, president of the chamber. “Businesses can join this effort too by sponsoring the concert and turning this into a win-win for the entire community.”

2 Stones Events’ Whitney and Cal Stone promote live music as a catalyst for business and a proven way to bring a community together. Their Brighton-based firm has been booking the acts for Brighton’s Smokin’ Jazz & Barbecue Blues Festival as well as many other chamber and non-chamber events in the city and surrounding communities since 2001.

“We anticipate a sell-out,” Whitney Stone, “so if you’re planning on going, you might not want to wait until the last minute to get your seats.”

This is actually the second time these three organizations have teamed up to present George Winston. In April 2016, he played a sold-out show at the 900-seat Brighton Center for the Performing Arts.

“We wanted to bring George back to the BCPA, but the dates just didn’t work out,” said Whitney Stone. “But the Hartland venue is only 15 minutes north, so we’re anticipating many of the same folks who saw him in Brighton.”

The Hartland PAC’s location at US23 and M59 is ideal for drawing people from Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint and metro-Detroit, and there is plenty of free parking. Its intimate seating, just 752, is a perfect setting for hearing a master perform on a nine-foot Steinway piano, said Stone.

A KING OF THE KEYBOARD

Winston began playing acoustic piano after hearing legendary stride players Fats Waller and Teddy Wilson. He came up with his own style of melodic instrumental music – folk piano – influenced by New Orleans R&B pianists Professor Longhair, James Booker and Henry Butler.

Winston, who grew up mainly in Montana, has released 13 solo piano albums. His Dec. 8 concert will include melodic folk piano songs from his recordings; Vince Guaraldi’s Peanuts pieces; pieces inspired by the New Orleans R&B piano tradition and the Harlem stride piano tradition; and songs from latest album, Spring Carousel – A Cancer Research Benefit.

Winston is also working on solo guitar and is recording the masters of the Hawaiian slack key guitar for an extensive series of albums for Dancing Cat Records (www.dancingcat.com). Slack key is the name for the beautiful solo fingerstyle guitar tradition, unique to Hawaii, which began in the early 1800s and predated the steel guitar by over half a century.

Innovative, celebrated and accomplished, Winston is the real deal.” – RAB, Toledo City Paper.

Perhaps as impressive as his musical abilities is Winston’s philanthropic efforts. Every one of his concerts features a food drive for a local non-profit – for this event, it will be the Livingston County Hunger Council. Additionally, 100 percent of the proceeds from sales of Winston’s merchandise in the lobby will go towards the Livingston County Hunger Council.

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston was the first to recognize the importance of this event, and came on board as the presenting sponsor.

"We are pleased to sponsor this event to help bring innovative programs that restore mind, body and spirit to the Brighton community," said Laura Blodgett, St. Joe's spokesperson. "We recognize that music plays a role in both healing and maintaining good health. As part of our Join Me grassroots initiative, St. Joe's is working to improve the health of our communities by encouraging these healthy activities."

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Event: George Winston concert

Location: Hartland Performing Arts Center, 9525 E. Highland Road, Howell, MI 48843

Time/Date: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018; doors open at 7

Tickets: $35 and $50. To purchase online, visit www.2StonesEvents.com.

Phone: 810-599-0491

Food Drive: Attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item for the Livingston County Hunger Council (of course, monetary donations will be accepted as well). All proceeds from sales of George Winston merchandise in the lobby will go to the food drive as well.

Videos: www.youtube.com/GeorgeWinstonPiano

Presenters: Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston, and 2 Stones Events

ST. JOSEPH MERCY LIVINGSTON

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital in Howell serves the health care needs of Livingston County residents. Services include an award-winning 24-hour emergency department, inpatient and outpatient surgery, including joint replacement, a variety of diagnostic and outpatient services and over 300 physicians serving patients. Recently we have become a teaching hospital, as the site for the newly accredited Family Medicine Residency Program.

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital is licensed for 136 beds and is Livingston County’s only full-service hospital. We offer the latest technology, with a highly skilled and compassionate medical staff.

Since the early 1990’s St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital has gone through extensive renovations and expansions to meet the needs of the area's growing population Our Emergency Department has an emergency observation unit that provides specialized care and monitoring for patients experiencing cardiac or respiratory symptoms. We also have a wireless bedside registration technology and a Hazardous Materials tent on site.

St. Joe's Livingston is dedicated to providing the residents of Livingston County with the highest quality of care and safety.

As part of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, patients also have the benefit of quick access to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor when needed.

GREATER BRIGHTON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce is a regional chamber with members located all across Livingston County and southeast Michigan. The Whitmore Lake and Pinckney Putnam Hamburg Hell Chambers of Commerce fall under the umbrella of the GBACoC.

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce's mission is to promote opportunities for a prosperous business community. The Chamber is a large and dynamic business organization focused on strengthening, referring and connecting its members. It is an organization that promotes the local economy with large scale civic events, bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the area.

The Chamber has many benefits, services and discounts that it offers to its membership. It also has a wide range of programs offered regularly to build and enhance member businesses including referral networks, Greater Brighton Young Professionals, the Professional Women's Club of Michigan, Power Lunches, Tech Talks, networking programs and more.

The Greater Brighton Area Chamber of Commerce is at the center of economic development, partnering with Ann Arbor SPARK, MI-SBDC and SCORE. Each of these organizations has a presence in the GBACoC building. The Chamber also has a tremendous working relationship with the City of Brighton, its DDA and PSD and other local municipalities. The Chamber partners with Michigan Works!, Mott Community College, MMTC and other organizations for the training and education of member organizations.

2 STONES EVENTS

We (Cal & Whitney Stone) are passionate about music and how it relates to economic development in communities -- the importance of building and branding a live music series, festivals and other music-related events, as well as the impact it has on the well-being of a community, its residents and business owners.

Our company’s roots go back to March 2002 with a Wynton Marsalis fundraising concert at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts, and we officially incorporated as 2 Stones Events in March 2009. Larger productions include the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Ramsey Lewis, George Winston and Branford Marsalis. And we've forged a three-year partnership with the City of Novi to present a downtown music festival -- The Main Event Novi.2 Stones Events also helps area clubs/restaurants and other venues with live music bookings.

We are fortunate to work with incredibly talented musicians who are not only professional, but also some of the best in the world. For your Michigan event, if you need live music — in nearly any genre and budget — contact us!

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