Independence House, Inc. and the Cape Cod Synagogue, are joining together in a unique partnership to host a concert that will raise funds for both organizations that serve the community. The concert, SIMPLY DIAMOND is a nationally acclaimed band led by singer/performer Brian La Blanc as Neil Diamond. The event will take place on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Barnstable High School Performing Arts Center in Hyannis at 7:00pm. The evening will also embrace special guest appearance tributes by John Lennon, Billy Joel, Johnny Cash and more. Paul Shaffer, band leader of Late Night with David Letterman, testifies, “I have personally seen four of the top Neil Diamond impersonators in the country and this guy blows them all away”! The band, whose home base is in New York, are headline performers throughout the country and abroad.
Both Independence House and Cape Cod Synagogue boast decades of unwavering dedication and service to the Cape
Cod community. Independence House, in its 38th year, is a comprehensive community based domestic and sexual violence agency that responds and offers assistance to individuals and families impacted by domestic and sexual violence including children, teens, adults, the later‐in‐life community and their families on Cape Cod. Lysetta Hurge‐Putnam, Executive Director of Independence House for the past 17 years, has led the organization’s growth to offer critical response programs and services that assist all gender identities, races, sexual orientations, abilities and cultures. The agency, which began with only a desk and a telephone in 1979 now meets the needs of survivors through offices in Hyannis, Falmouth, Orleans and Provincetown; in four Cape Cod District and Probate Court Houses; at both Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals; in Yarmouth and Falmouth Police Departments; and in collaboration with multiple agencies Cape‐wide. Independence House also facilitates prevention curriculums in ten Cape Cod High Schools. On average, Independence House touches the lives of over 9,000 Cape Codder’s annually. Funds raised by Independence House in this benefit will be earmarked for the new Independence House emergency domestic and sexual violence shelter opening in October.
Cape Cod Synagogue, celebrating its 84th year, has sustained a dynamic culture for Jewish identity on the Cape while being a prominent organization that helps individuals and families regardless of their religious affiliation. Under the leadership of Rabbi David Freelund for the past 12 years, Cape Cod Synagogue has made significant contributions in response to important social justice issues and needs that affect all of our residents. The Synagogue has been instrumental in providing for the homeless, ailing and those experiencing hardship; continues to present a communitywide dinner on Christmas Day annually for over 30 years as well as monthly dinners to St. Joseph’s House (formerly the Noah Shelter); helps numerous families with their individual needs; and has aligned with Habitat for Humanity in helping them to build homes on Cape Cod. The Synagogue also plays a leading role in the interfaith community by taking part in, and hosting services and programs throughout the year. Funds raised by Cape Cod Synagogue in this benefit will help continue to supplement the free community educational programs the Synagogue offers throughout the year.
Major sponsors for the benefit include the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, Wendy’s, Bayside Resort, and media
sponsor Cape Cod Broadcasting Media/Ocean 104.7 who will be promoting the event along with ticket giveaways.
Additional sponsor opportunities are available as well as program advertisement by contacting either organization.
Concert tickets are priced at $25 advanced purchase, $30 at the door, and $20 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at both Independence House’s Hyannis office at 160 Bassett Lane and Cape Cod Synagogue at 145 Winter St. in Hyannis. Online ticket purchases can be made at: http://NeilDiamondTributeCapeCod.brownpapertickets.com.
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