Second Online Concert Benefits Egan

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Date: Wednesday, March 3 2021
Eugene Caldera Songwriters will hold a public watch party at noon Sunday, March 14, on Facebook to celebrate the release of the second of two pre-recorded concerts that feature nearly two dozen gifted local performers.
The first Egan concert on Valentine’s Day raised more than $1,300 for the Egan Warming Center, which provides cold-weather shelter for homeless people in the Eugene-Springfield area. Donations include a $500 challenge grant by local resident Marion Sweeney that will apply to donations resulting from the second concert.
Caldera has been performing benefits for Egan for nearly a decade. In past years, the annual event at Eugene’s Tsunami books has drawn standing-room crowds that came to hear some of the area’s brightest musical talents, while supporting Egan’s vital services.
In light of pandemic-related restrictions on public gatherings, Caldera decided to continue this year’s benefit safely online in a two-part offering. The second concert is scheduled for noon on March 14. (https://youtu.be/Q9EcbNp--S8)
All viewers are welcome and are asked to make donations of any amount. All donations go to Egan Warming Center, a program of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, and can be made at www.svdp.us (Click “Donate” and designate gifts for Egan.).
Donations can also be made through the Caldera Songwriters Group Facebook page, or the Facebook event page.
Donations of material goods, including hats, gloves, blankets, coats, sweaters, pillows, socks and toiletries should be marked for Egan and dropped off at SVdP’s attended drive-through donation center at 2890 Chad Drive, Eugene.
Beth Wood introduces fellow singer-songwriter Paul Neville during the Caldera Songwriters' 2020 Egan Warming Center benefit concert at Tsunami Books.
Beth Wood introduces fellow singer-songwriter Paul Neville during the Caldera Songwriters' 2020 Egan Warming Center benefit concert at Tsunami Books.

Caldera Songwriters held a second Facebook watch party March 14 to celebrate the release of their pre-recorded concert series benefiting the Egan Warming Center. Nearly two dozen gifted local performers took part in the concert, which is still available on the Facebook event page.

 The first in the two-concert series, on Valentine’s Day, raised more than $1,300 for Egan Warming Center, which provides emergency cold-weather shelter for homeless people in the Eugene-Springfield area. Donations included a $500 challenge grant by local resident Marion Sweeney that was applied to donations resulting from the second concert.

Caldera has performed annual benefit concerts for Egan for nearly a decade. In past years, the in-person events at Eugene’s Tsunami books drew standing-room crowds that came to hear some of the area’s brightest musical talents, while supporting Egan’s vital lifesaving services.

In light of pandemic-related restrictions on public gatherings, Caldera decided to continue this year’s benefit safely online in this two-part offering.

Friends of the Caldera Songwriters Group are asked to make donations of any amount. All donations go to Egan Warming Center, a program of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, and can be made directly at www.svdp.us; click the “Donate Funds” link and designate gifts for Egan.

Donations can also be made through the Caldera Songwriters Group Facebook page, or the Facebook event page.

Donations of material goods, including hats, gloves, blankets, coats, sweaters, pillows, socks and toiletries should be marked for Egan and dropped off at SVdP’s attended drive-through donation center at 2890 Chad Drive, Eugene.