A hot night of music and dancing and southern cuisine with multiple award-winning blues artist Lisa Mann as part of Catfish Lou's «Play it Forward» series! This lively event benefits Mercy Corps NW's Reentry Transition Center (RTC), a non-profit that helps formerly incarcerated people reintegrate back into Portland Metro Area communities.
Lisa Mann and Her Really Good Band perform (Lisa Mann- bass/vocals, Jason JT Thomas- guitar/vocals, Michael Ballash- drums, Pat McDougall- keys and organ)
LOTS of great raffle prizes! Including a signed vinyl/cd/swag package from guitar guru Ronnie Earl, CDs from local and international artists, collector's items, artist tees and Mercy Corps tees and swag. Only $10 at the door gains you entry and a raffle ticket. More raffle tickets available for purchase during the event. Tickets available in advance here: tickettomato.com/event/4984/second-chances-lisa-mann-benefits-re-entry-transition-center
Lisa Mann has won two prestigious Blues Music Awards (sometimes referred to as the «Blues Grammys») and is a member of the Cascade Blues Association's Hall of Fame. Lisa chose the RTC as the benefitting organization, because she sees the vital need for reentry support in the light of the United States position as having the highest rate of incarceration in the world. «We owe it to oursleves to give these poeple transition out a chance to better their lives, and thereby better our communities» says Mann. «I know I've been goven some second chances in life, I just hope to pay it forward in some small way. The RTC has a stellar reputation in this regard, so I'm glad to throw a big ole blues party in order to help them help others.»
About the Mercy Corps NW Reentry Transition Center:
Reentry Transition Center (RTC was created in 2009 as a pilot program of Mercy Corps NW to support people returning to the community following incarceration. By supporting successful reentry, the RTC works to reduce recidivism, increase public safety and build more just, productive and resilient communities in the Pacific NW. Our staff is comprised of formerly incarcerated people who demonstrate a commitment to modeling successful transition post-prison. To learn more about Mercy Corps NW and the RTC, call 971-255-0547 or visit online at mercycorpsnw.org