EVANSTON, Ill. — Area music students will play their hearts out for a good cause on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 4 – 7 p.m. at La Macchina Café, 1620 Orrington Ave.

Bands from the Musical Offerings Plugged in and Live program will perform blues, jazz and good old rock ‘n roll selections to raise funds in support of the community musical school’s programs. La Macchina Café plans to donate 10% of restaurant sales to the Musical Offering to patrons who mention they are there to support the performers.

Aidan Calkins, a sophomore at Evanston Township High School said, “Plugged In and Live is the highlight of my day. Tim O’Donnell, the director of the program is my mentor and I have learned about so much more than Rock ‘n’ Roll. I’ve learned more about music as a whole than anything else could teach me.”

The Musical Offering, located at 743 Custer Ave. in Evanston, is a musical home for beginners to bloom and for more experienced musicians to explore their craft. The Musical Offering is known for its process-oriented teaching philosophy, professional and friendly faculty, investments in local schools and partnerships with arts organizations equally committed to making music more accessible to all. In 2007, The Musical Offering won the Evanston Mayor’s Award for the Arts in recognition of its history as an arts incubator and the quality of its programming.

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