A benefit concert to help the people of Ukraine drew more than 200 people Saturday night in Brighton.
The Concert 4Ukraine was held at St. Mary Magdalen Church off of Old U.S. 23. Organized by Brighton-area musician Steve Schulte, the show included a lineup of performers including Neil Woodward, also known as Michigan’s Troubadour, along with Kitty Donohoe, Dan Hall, Mustard’s Retreat, Matt Watroba and Stilton John, an Elton John tribute act featuring Schulte.
(Neil Woodward and Libby Glover from Mustard’s Retreat pose with a cutout of the Pope)
(Steve Schulte as Stilton John)
Schulte says approximately 225 people turned out for the show in which goodwill donations were accepted for entry, with all proceeds benefitting Catholic Relief Services for the people of Ukraine. He says overall, more than $7,500 was raised with donations continuing to come in.
It’s estimated that 3.8 million refugees have left Ukraine since Russia invaded on Feb. 24. The Associated Press reports that the invasion has also driven more than 10 million people from their homes, almost one-quarter of Ukraine’s population. Thousands of civilians are also believed to have been killed.