Monday, October 23, 2017

Covenfest Celebrates Halloween and Raises Money for a Good Cause this Friday at Small's!

There are a million different cover shows this time of the year, but very few of them offer as diverse of a lineup and raise money for as good of a cause as this year's Covenfest. The annual party is returning to Small's for the third year in a row with a great lineup to raise money for yet another great cause. This year the profits from the event will go to the Ruth Ellis Center, a nonprofit that helps LBGTQ youth in the city. We reached out to organizer Lainie Beth to learn more about the show, here is what she has to say: 

HID-Why did you start doing Covenfest?
Lainie- "Melody and I wanted to give back to the community and bring a diverse group of musicians together, create a great vibe and have fun. Halloween is my favorite holiday and the things I did as a younger person around Halloween weren’t as appealing anymore so we created our own party!"

HID-What does the event raise money for?
Lainie- "The event has raised money to test the backlog of rape kits in Wayne County through Enough Said and for Turning Point a domestic violence shelter. We want to support women and LBGTQ people by coming together and having fun and raising awareness and cash."

HID-Why did you pick this charity?
Lainie- "This year it is the Ruth Ellis Center, which has a location in Highland Park and a house in Detroit. They serve LBGTQ teens who are at a higher risk for homelessness. They offer housing, community, laundry, therapy, classes... it’s a very cool and needed place."

HID-How did you choose the lineup?
Lainie- "We let the artists choose who they cover! This year The School of Rock Rochester house band is doing Bowie, Daisy's are covering Green Day, Nique Love Rhodes and the NLR Experience is coveting Kanye, and Party Zeppelin is doing their femme Led Zeppelin set and Glamzig is of course headlining."

HID-What kind of items can we bid on during the silent auction?
Lainie- "SO MUCH GOOD STUFF, tattoos from My Little Needle, Chroma Tattoo, and Iconic Detroit. Piercing from Rich at Iconic. Mitten Crate boxes of Michigan made treats, a Blumz gift basket and gift certificate, concert tickets, a gift card from Antonino salon in Birmingham, art from Andrea Burg, Julia Letters, and Angie Coe, there's also a girls tick swag bag and more!"

Doors for this Friday's show are at 8 p.m. and there is a $10 suggested donation at the door. That means that you are more than welcome to come out and party if you are hard up for some cash, and you are even more welcome to donate more than the suggested amount if you can spare it. This is definitely one of our favorite charities and we would like to see them get as much money as they can! Don't forget to bring a little extra to bid on some of the silent auction items!


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