Joseph Decuis - a lovely farm-to-fork experience in Roanoke, Indiana - will host a benefit concert on Sunday, April 16, 2023. The event will be a tribute to celebrate the life and music of George Ogg, and the organizers' initial goal is to raise $10,000 for the Mockingbird Foundation, per George’s children’s wishes.
George Ogg was a teacher and professional musician in California with his wife and children from 1980 to 1988. He had hundreds of students over his long entertainment and teaching career. For several years, George performed as a local musician/guitarist in the Fort Wayne area. During this time, he played out extensively with many different musicians and was dearly loved by all who worked with him. He was also a musical volunteer at area churches, and was on staff at Emmanuel Lutheran Church for the 5 p.m. church services. See videos on his YouTube channel and clips on his Facebook page.
The benefit, which begins at 3:00 p.m., will feature live music by some of Fort Wayne’s finest musicians, anecdotes from the friends that loved George, and hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar provided by Joseph Decuis, a fine-dining restaurant with casual lunches at the Emporium, next door. Much of the food is raised on their farm 6 miles away, and guests are encouraged to consider two associated B&Bs, one on the farm and one near the restaurants.
All proceeds will go to benefit The Mockingbird Foundation. Tickets are free, but seating is limited, so please make sure to register via Eventbrite. A goodwill collection will be taken.
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