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One-man band M.G. Bailey performs during the 2017 FCC talent show. Bailey, with Brooke King LaBreck, helps organize the event.
   One-man band M.G. Bailey
   performs during the 2017
   FCC talent show. Bailey,
   with Brooke King LaBreck,
   helps organize the event.
 
   (Provided photos)
 
An eclectic group of local children and adults will show off their talents on Friday, Nov. 16, when Flossmoor Community Church hosts its second annual ShowOff talent show. 

The talent show, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the FCC Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor, will raise money to benefit the FCC PADS shelter. The shelter runs Sunday evenings from October through April, providing food, shelter and hot showers to south suburban homeless men. 

Last year, performers included community members of all ages and styles, featuring acoustic singer-songwriters, award-winning instrumentalists, dancers and full rock bands. 

Organizers expect another evening of lively music by a talented community, including Matt Bailey and Brooke King-LaBreck, who also serve as organizers and masters of ceremony. Local teen rock band TiMELeSS, which performed at the Homewood Block Party in August, is expected to play, and the ringing voices of the Bel Canto Choir will be heard. 

Funding for the PADS program will be raised through free-will donations, alcoholic drink sales and raffles, King-LaBreck said. Last year’s event raised more than $5,000 for the PADS shelter. 

The evening is financed entirely by generous community sponsorship, including Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Flossmoor Community Church.

  Homewood band Thing3
  performs at 2017’s event.

 

Sponsorship allows 100 percent of the evening’s proceeds to go directly to the shelter. Persons and businesses interested in sponsorship should contact King-LaBreck.

The full lineup:

Bel Canto Children’s Choir 
Gina Bonanote, 8, vocals and ukelele 
Anderson and Fiona Pries, 8 and 7, piano and vocals
Emily Douma, 10, vocals and ukelele
Charlotte McManus, 15, vocals and ukelele
Crystal Luster, singer-songwriter
Connie Natvig and Kirk Lindstrom, urban folk tales
Marc Alan Fishman, standup comedy
TiMeLess the Band, teen rock band
Doug Raffety, vocals and acoustic guitar
Theresa Gibbons, storyteller
STOP! All The Way, classic rock band
Thick Boys, teen rock band
Nikita Williams, singer-songwriter
Thing3, classic Rock Band
 

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