The “Grassroots Acoustica #20 Puppy Love Edition” will be performed at the Talking Stick Coffee Lounge in Venice on Valentine’s Day to promote pet adoption, increase awareness of spay and neuter programs, and raise money for the care of Much Love Animal Rescue.

Grassroots Acoustica #20 Puppy Love Edition will combine Ellen’s “Puppy Episode” writer Tracy Newman and her band The Reinforcements, musician Rick Cunha, rotating rep-house players Lisa Turner and Debra Davis, series newcomers Aleksandra Sever with guitarist Buzz Feiten, special guest Lisa Nemzo, who will open the event with a cover of Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars,” and, from the founders’ family, Jane Bolduc, artist-in-residence Byron Pfeifer and host Mark Islam.

Grassroots Acoustica’s previous 19 shows have raised $12,408 for humanities, education, social services, medical research, preservation and animal rescue organizations serving greater metropolitan Los Angeles.

Run entirely by volunteer professionals, Much Love Animal Rescue is a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing overpopulation, abuse and neglect of domestic animals.

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The Talking Stick Coffee Lounge is at 1411C Lincoln Blvd., Venice.

The three-hour event is free and open to the public, and while there is no cover charge or suggested minimum cost, any donation will directly benefit Much Love Animal Rescue.