In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, the generosity of the East End has fully emerged, as communities have come together to help those who were deeply impacted. With that same spirit, local musician Loreen Enright will perform a benefit concert at Hotel Fish and Lounge on Saturday.
“After getting my power back on, I watched the news and thought it would be a wonderful idea to play and invite friends to come out and support a good cause while also supporting a local business,” says Ms. Enright.
The benefit is a winter clothing and blanket drive, and attendees are encouraged to bring anything that will keep those in need warm—blankets, pillows, coats, boots, gloves and nonperishable foods are among the suggested items.
A pianist and vocalist, Ms. Enright will perform a program of songs from artists who inspire and move her, including Ricki Lee Jones, Alicia Keys, John Mayer, Chick Corea and Stevie Wonder.
Ms. Enright discovered her passion for music at 7 years old while studying piano, and she eventually learned many other instruments, as well as voice. Classically trained—and looking forward to checking out “a beautiful Steinway grand piano (Hotel Fish owner Ray Sweeney) purchased for the stage”—Ms. Enright studied at Juilliard. She has composed, performed and recorded pieces for audiences around the country.
“I’m hoping to create a warm, fun, relaxed atmosphere while friends sit back, have a drink and enjoy Ray’s “famous” roast beef dinner,” says Ms. Enright of the show.
Attendees can also indulge in the fact that culture and art thrive year-round in the Hamptons. Ms. Enright is the founder of Sandcastle Music Productions, a musical theatre company that provides opportunities for children to learn acting, performing and vocal skills. The next production will be Beauty and the Beast, which begins rehearsals in January.
November 17, 7–8:30 p.m, Hotel Fish and Lounge, 87 North Road, Hampton Bays. $10 suggested donation. firstname.lastname@example.org, 631-275-1851