Orleans (“Still The One,” ”Dance With Me”) to present benefit concert this Sunday at Mercy Lounge

By Dave Carew

Best known for their pop-rock classics “Still the One,” “Dance With Me,” and “Love Takes Time,” Orleans will present a very special “Orleans & Friends” concert at Mercy Lounge this Sunday, November 11, at 7:30 p.m. A $20 minimum donation is asked, with tickets available online and at the door.

The concert is in honor of Orleans lead singer and co-founder Larry Hoppen, who passed away suddenly on July 24. All net proceeds will benefit the Hoppen family, especially Larry’s teenage daughters, Maeve and Claire.

Lining up to help raise funds for the Hoppen family will be a sterling collection of beloved local musicians.  Among the artists scheduled to perform are Jonell Mosser, Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd), John Ford Coley, Jimi Jamison, Henry Paul (Blackhawk), Kathie Baillie & Michael Bonagura (Baillie & the Boys), Alyssa Bonagura, and Pete Huttlinger. The Boy Wonder Blues Band will open.

The show also will be streamed LIVE online starting at 8 p.m. CT at Stageit.com/stage/15184. Cost for this is $20.

Editor’s Note: Our exclusive “Underground Nashville” interview with Orleans co-founder Lance Hoppen regarding this concert will appear later this week.

For more information, please visit OrleansOnline.com/Nashville-Show.html

David M. (Dave) Carew is writer/editor of “Underground Nashville” and the author of the novels “Everything Means Nothing to Me: A Novel of Underground Nashville” and “Voice from the Gutter,” both now available at XLibris.com. Dave also is a freelance book editor, publicist, seminar and workshop leader, journalist, and advertising/marketing/public relations writer.


Do you want to help homeless people in Nashville learn culinary arts and other employment skills that provide a specific, effective path off the streets? Please visit Lambscroft.org and consider making a financial contribution. Any amount is very helpful and appreciated. Thank you.


Editor’s Note: “Underground Nashville” covers artists, authors, musicians, poets, political figures, and other compelling people and happenings not typically covered by the mainstream Nashville media. It also presents reflections and commentary from an underground/indie perspective, offering “thoughts from the shadows of a great American city.”

Dave Carew

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