Oct 5th 2019, at the Bank of NH Stage · 16 South Main Street, Concord 5:30pm – 8:30pm · General Admission

CCEH Talent Show Committee Announces People’s Choice Award

People’s Choice votes are purchased and then cast for various performers.  The performer with the most votes at the end of the Talent Show held on October 5th wins.  The ballot box stuffing has begun early by allowing votes to be purchased online prior to the event.  You can find the link to the online voting here  https://ccehtalentshowvoting.eventbrite.com   All votes are $5 and are considered a donation to CCEH (ie. tax deductible).  Votes will also be sold at the event, but this is a good way for those that cannot attend the Talent Show to be able to support the talent and the mission of the Coalition.  

Eleven local acts have made it through the elimination rounds and are ready to captivate the audience at the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness’ inaugural Talent Show.

The performances will feature voices singing higher than the dog tricks, sizzling dance moves, and a chef spinning in his cyr with the precision of the cellist.

Attendees can vote for their favorite performance and participate in games.

Your ticket also includes food service provided by the Concord Food Co-op and O’s Steak and Seafood.

5:30 PM Meet and Greet. First floor– Food compliments Concord Food Co-op and O’s Steak and Seafood.Second Floor– Cash bar, Buy a Vote, Wine Pull, Buy tickets for Heads or Tails*, Buy tickets for 50/50. All proceeds benefit CCEH.

To see all the acts visit https://concordhomeless.org/elimination-rounds/

This show is anticipated to sell out. Tickets are $35 each at the Box Office at the Bank of NH Stage. The Box Office is open Monday-Friday 12-6 PM If you buy online, there is an $8.75 extra fee per ticket. (Buy online ticket, click this link)

For questions, please email greg@concordfoodcoop.coop

Michael Simchik
Talent Show Honorary Chair

Owner, Hotel Concord

I DON’T THINK THERE IS ANY MORE COMPELLING NEED IN SOCIETY TODAY THAN TO ASSIST THOSE LESS FORTUNATE IN HAVING A PLACE THEY CAN CALL “HOME”—A PLACE TO GO AT THE END OF EACH DAY, WAKE UP AT IN THE MORNING, AND WHERE WE CAN FEEL CONTENT AND SECURE. I SIMPLY CAN’T IMAGINE HOW DIFFICULT IT MUST BE TO START ONE’S DAY—AND NOT KNOW WHERE THAT DAY IS GOING TO END…

This fundraising event will showcase a variety of talents on October 5th, at the Capitol Center for the Arts’ Bank of New Hampshire Stage. Eleven acts will compete in the October 5th Talent Show, where Judges Choice and a People’s Choice winners will be selected.

Sponsorship starts at $250 and includes a ticket to the show and first right to buy a second ticket. For complete individual and business sponsorship opportunities please click here.

Talent Show Chair and CCEH Board Member Greg Lessard called the Talent Show, “A very exciting new fundraiser for CCEH that promises to be a memorable event for Concord. The evening will be themed after Barnum and Bailey’s “Greatest Show on Earth,” and we’re thrilled to offer this event at the new Bank of New Hampshire Stage.”

CCEH is thrilled that local celebrity, Rob Azevedo, host of Granite State of Mind on WKXl 103.9 and WMNH 95.3 is donating his time to emcee The Talent Show. Rob said, “Ending Homelessness is a very near and dear mission that he will most definitely help with.”

The Talent Show will include fundraising activities and food service provided by the theater’s Main Street neighbors: Concord Food Co-op and O’s Steak and Seafood. 

About the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness

CCEH’s mission is to end homelessness in the greater Concord area. Working with our partners, our goal is to permanently house all chronically homeless individuals, and ensure there is a safety net and resources in place to quickly re-house people who have recently become homeless.

CCEH operates the Concord Emergency Winter Shelter and daytime Resource Center, which helps with guests’ immediate needs, such as shower, laundry, computer access, and a place to receive mail. A caseworker helps guests connect with housing and other resources, and other agencies, including the Concord Hospital Downtown Clinic and Riverbend Community Mental Health. Equally important, The Winter Shelter and theResource Center are both places where people experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect.

CCEH also operates Housing First Concord, a permanent supportive housing program which provides rental assistance and intensive caseworker support to individuals who have struggled with chronic homelessness. CCEH relies on the support of the community, both financial and volunteer time, to do this work, and we are deeply grateful for all the support the Concord community has contributed to CCEH and this cause.

Complete contest rules are available by clicking here.


The Talent Show Planning Committee

  • Beth Mulleavey- Residential Mortgage Originator, St. Mary’s Bank (CCEH Board)
  • Bryanna Marceau -Director of Operations and Programs, Concord Chamber of Commerce
  • Cathy Battistelli- Retired, Deputy Chief Probation Officer for the District of NH (CCEH Board)
  • Cathy Litchfield –Concord Reginald VNA
  • Cydney Dodge- Director of Operations, New Hampshire Community Loan Fund
  • Donna Lessard- Owner, Willow Administrative Management
  • Greg Lessard- Director Development, Concord Food Co-op, (CCEH Board, Talent Show Chair)
  • John Draghi – Draghi Law Office
  • Kathy Armbricht- CCEH Office Administrator
  • Kelly Molloy- Owner, Green Life Wellness
  • Kim Cote Brandes- Concord Food Co-op, Marketing
  • Kirk McNeil- Owner, Area 23
  • Laura Scott-Director of Alumni & Dev., NHTI (Talent Show Vice Chair)
  • Leslie Fincke- Concord Food Co-op Marketing, (CCEH Board)
  • Mary March- Concord Regional VNA
  • Michael Hauptly-Pierce- Owner, Lithermans Limited Brewery
  • Pat Bourgault-Operations Manager, Concord Eye Center
  • Paul Hrycuna- Owner Keeler Family Realtors
  • Rich Woodfin-VP of Marketing & Media, Charter Trust
  • Ron Bessett-Senior Counsel, Lincoln Financial Group
  • Sean Skabo-VP Commercial Loan Officer, MCSB
  • * Heads and Tails is a game of chance. Participants put their hands on either their head or there backside. The emcee flips a coin and calls out what side the coin landed on (heads or tails). All those that picked correctly, remain standing. Tickets for heads or tails can be purchased on the second floor of the Bank of New Hampshire stage. All proceeds benefit CCEH.