“All You Need is Love” Music Benefit at Mecklenburg Gardens

Brooke Salem Krewe
Brooke Salem Krewe

This Friday, December 27 from 7pm to 11pm a benefit to celebrate the life of a good friend and support The Lindner Center of Hope will take place at Mecklenburg Gardens. All You Need is Love III promises a night of music, fun, and friendship. According to one of the organizers of the event, Jim Lawson, “It’s always a good time, and it’s always a good crowd.”

“After the hustle and bustle of family obligations at Christmas, it offers a chance to catch up with friends,” he added. “There’s a warmth there that I feel all the time.”

The event will include a cash bar and free hors d’ouevres. The suggested donation is ten dollars, with a “more if you can, less if you can’t” policy. The proceeds will be donated to Lindner Center of Hope, which describes itself as “a state-of-the-art, free-standing mental health center.” The donations underscore the fact that the motivation to host the events in the first place is quite serious. The people who stage the All You Need Is Love benefits,  as well as many of the musicians and attendees, were friends with Britt Stevens Krebs, a huge music fan and a musician who, having struggled his whole life with depression, took his own life in 2011.

Think of it, then, as a good time for a good cause, with six musical acts performing:

  • Mark Sabato–A solo guitarist/vocalist playing classic rock and roll
  • Diamonds in the Rough—A folk-rooted duet with guitars and vocals
  • Four-Bit Fancy Band–An Americana string band that includes two Gaslight Property employees, Rob Taylor and Pete Brown
  • James and Chuck–An acoustic guitar duet
  • The Usual Suspects–A rocking soulful blues band
  • Brooke Salem Krewe–A six-piece band playing a variety of BSK-inspired classic tunage
Four-Bit Fancy Band with Gaslight Employees Rob Taylor and Pete Brown
Four-Bit Fancy Band with Gaslight Property Employees Rob Taylor and Pete Brown


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