Back in August, and a few times since then, we sent a few volunteers from Telestream to our local homeless shelter to help implement a live streaming setup for Hospitality House‘s live benefit shows. With a donated copy of Wirecast Pro and multiple helpful volunteers, the wonderful people at Utah’s place, named after the late, local philanthropist and musician Utah Phillips, have prepared a wonderful night of music and fundraising here in our hometown of Nevada City, California! They will be using Wirecast to stream two different stages, and will even be using the new Wirecast Cam iPhone app!! Follow the stream here starting at 4:45 PM PST December 20th on Ustream!
For the ninth consecutive year, Mikail Graham will present an evening of top local talent to benefit Hospitality House. A Night of Giving, a holiday party for the entire hometown community, will return to its home venue at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City on Saturday, Dec. 20. The event runs from 4:00 to 10:00 on two stages at the Foundry.
The fundraiser will include local performers Beaucoup Chapeaux, Paul Kamm & Eleanore MacDonald, Nory Fussel, Heather MacAdam, poet and storyteller Steve Sanfield, world/jazz fusion trio Tumble, the award-winning Star Dust Cowboys, Mountain Laurel Duo (Kathy Barwick & Peter Siegfried), dance troupe The Movement Alliance, Ishaan Reyna (Best Local Artist 2012 winner), Rod Baggett and the Nevada Union High School Choir, a special performance by Achilles Humperheads, along with dozens of other great performing artists.
The evening will also feature remarks from people who have benefited from and supported Hospitality House since it opened its doors in 2005 to the neediest in our community. An extraordinary new development this year will be online streaming of the event, complete with live performances and interviews with Hospitality House guests, performing artists, KVMR DJs, and others close to the shelter’s work at Utah’s Place.
Tune in to see some great music, and if you are feeling the holiday spirit, donate to Hospitality House or to your local homeless shelter to bring some holiday cheer to those in need!