SMSO and The Livery Present Puerto Rico Strong Hurricane Relief Concert

SMSO and The Livery Present Puerto Rico Strong Hurricane Relief Concert


Saint Joseph, Mich. --- The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and The Livery present a collaborative Puerto Rico Strong Hurricane Relief Concert on Sunday, November 5th, 3:00pm - 7:00pm.


Hurricane Maria left a wake of devastation in the island of Puerto Rico. The basic infrastructure of the island crumbled under the pressure of massive winds and torrential rain. Immediately following the storm, 100% of the island was left without power and in the days that have followed, residents of Puerto Rico are struggling to survive with many people newly homeless and with limited access to food, water, gas and much needed medications. In an effort to provide relief to the Puerto Rican community, the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and the Livery are organizing a benefit concert fundraiser.  The event will include live music by several local artists, silent auction items from local microbreweries and community businesses, and a special guest appearance of Danielle Colby, theco-host ofHistory’s hit show American Pickers.


Entertainment for the evening includes musical performances by a wide variety of southwest Michigan artists including Morgan Ingle and Leslie Sypian,The Chuck Jägers,and Leah Tirado of the Big Payback.


American Pickers’ star, Danielle Colby, has spearheaded hurricane relief efforts with the local Berrien County Tirado family and will make a special guest appearance at the concert. She will speak about the devastation from Hurricane Maria, needed relief efforts, and be available for autographs throughout the evening.  


A silent auction during the event will additionally help raise needed funds and the Livery will create a one time only “Specialty Firkin” in support of the event.  


Donation jars have been placed throughout southwest Michigan at local businesses and microbreweries to allow further relief effort options for community members.


Event organizers and participants are all donating their time and efforts in order to allow ALL of the proceeds to be donated to support the relief efforts. Funds raised will support needs at El Hospital Pediatrico del Centro Medico in Puerto Rico as well as aid the local chapter of the Puerto Rican Boys and GIrls Club who are delivering food, water, water purification and other critical supplies to residents.


Limited tickets are available for the all ages event. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling the SMSO at 269.982.4030 or online at Tickets are considered tax-deductible.


Food and Beverages will be available for purchase throughout the benefit concert.


WHAT: Puerto Rico Strong Hurricane Relief Concert

WHERE: The Livery Microbrewery, 190 5th Street, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

WHEN: Sunday, November 5th, 3pm - 7:00pm


TICKETSavailable online at, by calling the SMSO office at 269-982-4030, or by stopping by the SMSO office at 513 Ship Street, St. Joseph, MI. Tickets may also be purchased at the Livery in Benton Harbor, 190 5th Street, Benton Harbor.

Price: $20, tax deductible

Food and Beverages available for purchase


SMSO Hours​:
Monday- Friday: 10am - 5pm

Livery Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 11am - Midnight

Friday: 11am - 1am

Saturday: 11am - 1am

Sunday: 12pm - Midnight


For more information, contact the Symphony office at 269-982-4030 or





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