Trees to present benefit concert

MARQUETTE – Copper Country natives Lindsay Tomasic and Jesse Fitzpatrick of Trees will present a benefit concert for the Women’s Center and Harbor House at 7:15 p.m., Sunday, June 15, at the Ore Dock Brewing Company, 114 W. Spring St., in Marquette.

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. All ticket proceeds will benefit the Women’s Center and Harbor House. Tickets are on sale now at the PakRatz resale store, located at the back of the Marquette Women’s Center, 1310 S. Front St. or from these Women’s Center/Harbor House board members: Martha Parks, Karlyn Rapport, Pat Micklow, Rosa Diddams, Maggie Morgan, Sally May, Melissa Hall Adamson, Holly Greer and Ellen Weingarten. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ore Dock Brewing Company. Cash or check only at PakRatz and from WC/HH board members; cash only at the Ore Dock.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. June 15. Seating will be general admission, with concert row seating available, as well as regular Ore Dock seating. Ore Dock beverages and food from Dia De Los Tacos will be on sale during the evening. Food is not included in the ticket price.

Lindsay Tomasic and Jesse Fitzpatrick have been crafting songs and creating fine acoustic music since the early 1970s, playing traditional instruments and harmonizing with a vocal blend reminiscent of siblings. The earthy, acoustic sound of Trees has spanned more than three decades and gets better with time.

Tomasic now lives in Los Angeles, working full time as a composer, recording artist and owner of a music licensing catalog for TV and film. Fitzpatrick resides in the Calumet area, and is active in the music and art community. The duo has appeared at the Hiawatha Music Festival, the Calumet Theatre and Porcupine Mountain Music Festival.

The Women’s Center was established in 1973. It provides 24/7 access to emergency-intervention, counseling and advocacy services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. The Harbor House is a safe haven for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and also provides outreach services to survivors not residing in the shelter. It is the only shelter of its kind in Marquette and Alger Counties. There is no charge for shelter or support services. All services are paid for through fundraising, grants and donations.