Eugene Caldera Songwriters will celebrate Valentine’s Day with its 10th annual benefit concert for Egan Warming Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12. The new venue for this year’s fundraiser is Alluvium Church, 810 W. Third Ave. in Eugene.
Eugene Caldera Songwriters is a group of local musicians including some of the area’s favorite singer-songwriters. For the past decade, the organization has offered a yearly celebration of community and song as a benefit for the Egan program, which provides cold-weather shelter for people experiencing homelessness in the Eugene-Springfield area.
This year’s concert will present a mix of original music in various styles, mingled with haiku poetry, humor, and a heartwarming spirit of community and goodwill. This is an opportunity to hear some of the Eugene area’s brightest musical talents while supporting the lifesaving services that Egan provides the community.
While the Caldera concerts traditionally have drawn standing-room-only crowds, this year’s event at Alluvium will be limited to 35 people to comply with COVID-19 gathering limitations. Proof of vaccination will be required at the door. Donations are requested and may be made at the door. All proceeds go to Egan Warming Center, a program of St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County.
The Feb. 12 event will also be shown live on YouTube (click this livestream link), and donations can be made for the livestream can be made via this secure donation link on SVdP’s website. (Designate gifts for Egan where asked to specify a program on the donation form.)
Donations of goods including clean and warm hats, gloves, blankets, coats, sweaters, pillows, white socks, and toiletries are also needed and appreciated. Material donations should be marked for Egan and either brought to the Feb. 12 concert or dropped off at SVdP’s attended drive-through donation center at 2890 Chad Drive, Eugene.
For more information about the concert, contact Paul Neville, 458-210-8094.