Venice for Venice, a local community campaign to aid
families in Venice, La. recovering from the Gulf Coast oil spill, has scheduled a benefit concert for the effort at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Air Conditioned Supper Club, 625 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.
The event is organized to help deliver timely aid to people affected by the devastating spill earlier this year. A live simulcast will bring the show to people at the marina in Venice, La.
Admission to the fundraiser is $10.
Five Los Angeles area bands will perform including: Leftover Cuties, with original tunes such as
“A Game Called Life,” the theme song for the new Showtime series “The Big C;” Gumbo Brothers, a New Orleans-style funk band; singer/songwriter Christopher Hawley and The Rollers; Love in the Circus, featuring vocalist Leanna Rachel in a blend of jazz, blues and soul; and Velvet Nation, a Janet Jackson tribute band.
Melissa McGinnis, host of “Greenopolis TV,” said she founded the Venice for Venice campaign after witnessing firsthand the devastation of the BP oil spill on Venice, La., and she was determined to make sure the residents’ plight was not forgotten. She said she established Venice for Venice to make Venice, Ca. the center of fundraising in a citywide campaign to assist Louisiana coastal residents.
Greenopolis, Re-source spring water and Whole Foods Market in Venice kicked off the campaign earlier this year with an in-store promotion to raise funds through sales of Re-source spring water, T-shirts, hats and other items.
Nestle Waters North America, Melissa McGinnis Productions, Whole Foods Market, Original Pet Food Company, Dr. Garber’s Natural Solutions and the Venice Rotary Club are co-sponsoring the benefit concert.