Published DateMEREDITH — Gather round the stage at Giuseppe's Pizzeria & Ristorante on Sunday, March 24, to be part of the 19th Annual JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza, a 12-hour live music spectacular benefit show to benefit theGnerre Music Scholarship Fund.
Mike Brien will be kicking off the show at noon, dedicating his set of music to long-time friend and fellow musician Tom Mann followed by 12 consecutive hours of live musical entertainment which will be performed by more than 35 talented local and out of state musicians.
There will also be a special song dedication to friends and fellow musicians Joe Droukas and Tom Mann at 5 p.m. The featured acts throughout the day and evening include solo artists, duos, trios, and full bands. The vast array of musical genres to be enjoyed include: folk music, rock and roll, blues, Americana, bluegrass, original compositions, and alternative.
This spectacular musical Extravaganza is held each year at Giuseppe's in memory of its founder, Joe
"Giuseppe" Gnerre, and will raise money to benefit for The Gnerre Music Scholarship Fund. A Taylor 314 CE acoustic guitar valued at $2,230 donated in part by Northern Lights Music Store of Littleton, will be raffled. Tickets for the guitar raffle are $20 each and may be purchased in advance at Giuseppe's. Only 100 will be sold, and need not be present to win.
In addition, a silent auction will be held with items donated by The Inns at Mill Falls by the Lake, New Hampshire Distributors, Amoskeag Beverages, Lakes Region Coca Cola, Ippolito's Furniture Store, Southern Wine and Spirits, Lake Region Therapeutic Massage, Giuseppe's Pizzeria and more.
There is no cover charge however a $10 suggested donation will be accepted at the door.
The Musician Line up of performances beginning at Noon: Michael Brien, Jeff Lines, Chris Kelly, Dr. Jack, Paul Hubert, John Theriault, Don Bergeron & Steve Columbo, Justin Jaymes, "The Sweetbloods", Ian Pollard, Pocket Change, a special song dedicated to commemorate Joe Droukas and Tom Mann, Paul Connor & Lou Porrazzo, "The Belly Dancers", J Cage, The Wharf Rats, The Original Ossipee Mountain Boys, Joey Gnerre , Billy Gnerre, Tyler Gnerre, Mike Bourgeois, Eric Gagne, Rick Page, Phil "n" The Blanks, No Limitz, Alivia Aubut, Jennifer Karnan and Mike Loughlin.
Since 1996 The Gnerre Music Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $26,000 in scholarships to 31 students from the Lakes Region. Qualified students from Inter-lakes High School, Moultonborough Academy, Laconia High School, Gilford High School, Newfound Regional High School, and Plymouth High School may apply for the Gnerre Music Scholarship for the upcoming 2013/2014 year. Applications will be available at the guidance counsel office at each school.
For limited reservations and information call Giuseppe's at 279-3313.
Donations may be made out to "The Gnerre Music Scholarship Fund" will be accepted "at will" during the
event, and may also be made directly at Meredith Village Savings Bank.