All-abilities-friendly summer concert series kicks off this week at Benjamin’s Hope

Benjamin’s Hope is again inviting the community at large to its campus. This time for a series of summer concerts. 

The monthly series will be free, casual and all-abilities friendly.

Guests of the concert series should pack a picnic and their own lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy live, local music outdoors at the Benjamin’s Hope 52-acre campus, 15468 Riley St. The Benjamin’s Hope barn will be open for guests to visit the farm animals such as llamas. Guests can also take a stroll around the Benjamin’s Hope garden or 1-mile trail loop. 

The Khakis

The series sponsored by Brown and Brown Insurance will kick off with The Khakis at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 22. A group of college friends who decided to form a band, The Khakis play old favorites and have fun doing it.

The remainder of the series will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, Thursday, Aug. 17, and Monday, Sept. 4.

“The idea for a summer concert series popped up while we were in the middle of the long, gray winter. We dreamed of the warmth of a summer evening, music floating in the air, and picnicking people soaking in the delight of a magical summer evening” says Benjamin’s Hope Executive Director Krista Mason, “and, of course, the joy of an all-abilities crowd thrills us here at Ben’s Hope!”

Each week several hundred people of all ages and abilities participate in a variety of offerings at the Park Township nonprofit, including during an all-abilities church service every Sunday evening. Benjamin’s Hope also has a residential component and serves more than 30 adults in six farm-house-style semi-independent homes. 

Club Connect, a weekly friendship club for people of all-abilities, is attended by 70-100 people each week. A new program called NEXT is focused on whole person growth and development and has nine participants with plans for expansion.

For more information on the concert series, visit Benjamin’s Hope on Facebook.
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