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Food Lion Joins Sponsors for Oct. 8th Jen Chapin Concert

October 04, 2004

Category: Events, Music


Food Lion has signed on as a sponsor of this week’s free Salisbury concert by performing songwriter and Hybrid Recordings artist Jen Chapin to be held at 7:30 p.m., Friday, October 8th in Catawba College’s Keppel Auditorium.   In keeping with Chapin’s work as president of World Hunger Year and founder of Artists Against Hunger and Poverty, Food Lion’s sponsorship will take the form of a nonperishable food donation to Rowan Helping Ministries.

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Preceding the concert, at 6:00 p.m., Chapin will speak on ways nonprofit organizations, performing artists, and caring individuals can work together to support community service, social action, and other worthy causes. Her talk will take place in Catawba’s Hedrick Little Theatre. The talk is also free and open to the general public.

Chapin is an artist of extraordinary talent whose major-release debut album, Linger, has been receiving strong reviews from such diverse sources as People magazine and NPR’s All Things Considered. The 12-tracks on Linger were all penned by Chapin and incorporate folk, elements of jazz and her love of old school R&B into her own eclectic style. (Visit www.JenChapin.com   for more information.)

Known in entertainment circles for her ability to rally other musicians behind good causes, Chapin practices what she preaches.   Her father, the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, co-founded the organization World Hunger Year in 1975 in an effort to do battle with poverty and hunger worldwide.   In 2001, Jen Chapin was elected chairwoman of that organization’s board.

Chapin’s Salisbury performance is also sponsored by the Catawba Alumni Office, the Lilly Center for Vocation and Values, Wigwam Productions and the Catawba Music Department.   And, although the 7:30 p.m. performance is free, seating is limited to the first 1,450 people. Attendees are asked to bring donations of non-perishable food items to the performance to benefit Rowan Helping Ministries.

Advance complimentary tickets to the Jen Chapin concert are available at the Catawba College Music Department office in the Williams Music Building, or you can reserve yours to pick up by calling 704-637-4345.