Friday provides An Evening of Hope Benefit Concert

James W. Wade III | 8/27/2014, 10:40 a.m.
Coming this Friday, August 29, 2014 at Mt. Zion Oakwood church
An Evening of Hope Benefit Concert

This Friday will be a night to remember when Danita Harris and Mt. Zion of Oakwood presents An Evening of Hope Benefit Concert featuring Grammy Nominee Vashawn Mitchell and Steller Award Winner Maurette Brown Clark.

This night will not only provide you with some great singing, it will also help people in need because portions of the proceeds will go to benefit various organizations such as Transitional Housing Inc, The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and The Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center.

“The spirit of Hope is in the air! People are buying tickets for those who want to go but can't afford to attend the Evening of Hope Benefit Concert this Friday night,” said organizer Danita Harris. This will be a great event read more about it if you click here.

This concert will also feature BET Sunday Best finalist Geoffrey Golden, Sherena Wynn, Last Standing Competition winner Polite and many more. This Evening of Hope Benefit Concert will be hosted by Fox 8 Cleveland’s Wayne Dawson, WOIO’s Harry Boomer, WKYC TV 3’s AJ Ross, Radio One’s Kym Sellers and 95.5 The Fish’s Brooke Taylor. This event, presented by Danita Harris news anchor for WEWS TV 5 along with Mt. Zion Oakwood Village, will get your blood flowing lifting the name of Jesus all evening.

Wednesday morning Wayne Dawson and Fox 8 Cleveland did an outstanding segment with Transitional Housing executive director and guest of Transitional Housing Inc. Come join this great worthwhile event and be a benefit to someone in need.


Vashawn Mitchell

Watch this great video of Vashawn Mitchell and see what’s in store for you this week.

Mitchell began working with mentor Lonnie Hunter at St. Mark Baptist Church. At age 20, Mitchell’s musical potential was noticed by Bishop Larry Trotter who was hired as Minister of Music at Chicago’s Sweet Holy Spirit Church.

As minister of music, he was responsible for every aspect of the department. He went on to produce what have become some of the most noted selections in the African American church, “Don’t Last and My Worship Is For Real.”

Mitchell also produced and released his first solo project entitled, ‘So Satisfied.’

As a songwriter, Mitchell penned hits for Smokie Norful, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Bishop Paul Morton. He is also a worship leader and throughout the years has written several top-selling choir recordings which spawned such memorable hits as “My Worship Is For Real” and “Trouble Don’t Last.”

In 2012, Mitchell started the Norman Youth and Arts Foundation, named in memory of his grandfather. The Foundation sponsors summer youth camps for the arts in the Chicago area. Mitchell is also one of the only Gospel artists who acts as a spokesperson for and is active with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Foundation.

Tickets went on sale Monday, July 28, for this big event on August 29. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m.

To purchase tickets go to www.eveningofhopebenefitconcert.eventbrite.com.