Wednesday October 31, 2012

The fifth annual Warm Up the Winter concert will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center

The concert features local singers and bands in a benefit to raise funds for heating assistance for neighbors in need in Berkshire County for the coming winter.

This year’s lineup includes Wanda Houston and the Wanda Houston Band with Jeff Stevens, Rob Kelly and Peter Putnam; the men’s a cappella group, Quintessential; musical theater singer Joshua Zecher-Ross, Joe Rose’s Band, and cabaret singer Deborah Zecher.

The concert is co-produced by Deborah Zecher and Quintessential. All funds raised by the concert will be administered by Construct Inc., the housing assistance agency in Great Barrington.

Admission is $18 for adults and $5 for kids under 16. A patron ticket for $50 provides one ticket plus mention in the concert program.

For ticket information and reservations, contact the Mahaiwe box office (413) 528-0100 or