Grilling for Good: A Claremont Benefit Concert

May 08, 2021

On May 8th, the Claremont Opera House, Claremont Soup Kitchen and Claremont Savings Bank are coming together to hold a “Grilling for Good” benefit concert, including a “Chopped” style food competition. The concert will be held on the hillside of Arrowhead Recreation Area.

Funds raised through the event will support the Soup Kitchen’s Summer Lunch Feeding Program for area K-12 students, and fund new programming for the Opera House. Claremont Savings Bank were eager to sponsor this community event as part of their ongoing support of the two non-profit organizations.

The Chopped Competition - Grilling Edition - starts at 4pm with three contestants, who are city residents not working in the food industry. There will be two rounds of competition: appetizer and entrée, with judging a^er each round. The Soup Kitchen will be selling concessions of grilled favorites and beverages. Sweet Fire BBQ will provide beer/wine service in a restricted adult only area.

At 5pm, the COH Orchestra led by Director Gerry Grimo will play classic hits from the mid-late 20th century. The playlist will include early rock, R&B, blues, fusion and easy listening tunes featuring the Beatles, Van Morrison, Chuck Berry, Wilson Picket, Bette Midler, Tina Turner, Mama Cass, Stevie Wonder, George Benson, Chubby Checker and many others.

Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for K-12 students, with $10 of every adult Ccket and $5 of every student Ccket going directly to the Soup Kitchen’s summer program to feed area youth. Tickets can be purchased online starCng April 5th at Social distanced assigned seating will be in place and masks are required when not in your assigned seating area. Doors open at 3:30pm.

For more informaCon, contact Felicia Dalke (COH) or Lindsay Moore (CSK)

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