Raise the Roof Benefit Concert

If we are able to schedule a Raise the Roof Concert again this year, it will be announced in this space. No plans, as of June, 2020.

The LVA hosted the 2019 Raise the Roof Benefit concert on Sunday, June 3 from 2:00-5:00 pm. The fundraiser supported the new Band Shelter on the Village Green.

There was lots of music, food trucks, beverages, children's activities, and fun for all.

Bands included: Richard Sleigh, Ken Baxter and Friends, Biscuit Jam, The Unbanned, Lowjack Lite, Daryl Branford & Friends African Drum Circle, and Black Cat Belly Dancers. Bonnie Blues food truck, Happy Valley Brewing Company, and Big Spring Spirits provided food and drink for the event.

For more details, please see the event summary below:

THANK YOU to all who helped and who joined us for a fun afternoon!

  • MUSICIANS: Ken Baxter & Friends, Daryl Branford & Friends-African-American, Drum Ensemble, Lowjack Lite, West Beaver Arts Collective, Shannon Bishop, Belly Dancer, and Group Therapy

  • MC's: James Kalsbeek and Jessica Yarnell

  • SOUND ENGINEER: The Amazing Jim Thorn

  • ICE CREAM SCOOPERS: Sarah Cook and Neal Hemmelstein

  • ART & FACE PAINTERS: Casie Eifrig and Sofia Micci

  • BEER: Happy Valley Brewery

  • COCKTAILS: Big Spring Distillery

  • DELICIOUS FOOD: Bonnie Blues Food Truck

  • SET UP-CLEAN UP CREW: Michael Beck, Cathy Cohan, Sarah Cook, Mel DeYoung, Phil Hawk, James Kalsbeek, Sue Kertis, Paula & Jim Marden, Ron & Sue Smith, and Jessica Yarnell

  • ICE: W.R. Hickeys

  • Committee: Michael Beck, Kate Branford, Cathy Cohan, Sue Smith, and

  • AUDIO: Jim Thorn, Sound Technician

  • RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY PUBLIC OFFICIALS: Centre County Commissioners, Mark Higgins &, Michael Pipe; College Township Council Members: Eric Bernier, Rich Franke, and Carla Stilson

  • CONSTRUCTION PRINCIPALS: Design: James Kalsbeek; Envinity: Jerry Learn, Norm Horn & Crew - Building; MNM Enterprises: Mike Hunter, Path & ADA work; Stone Stage: Phil Hawk; Marcon Roofing: Anthony Marcon & Crew; Carpenter Designs: Cynthia Carpenter