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Cape Cod's Top Musicians Fight Homelessness at Christmas Cavalcade

Posted by Chris Kazarian on Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 08:42 AM

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Some people give once a month. Some people give once a quarter. And some like Eastham’s Chandler Travis do so once a year.

Over the past decade the popular musician has done so at a time when giving is en vogue, the holidays, using his connections to bring together the Cape’s most talented artists for one night of seasonal fare. He will do so again this year as part of the 11th Annual Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade this Sunday, December 14 at 7 PM at the Jailhouse Tavern in Orleans.

There is a suggested donation of $25 to attend and all money raised from the holiday concert will go to benefit the NOAH Shelter which serves Cape Cod’s homeless men and women.

Sponsors include Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Goff Brothers Construction Company, Cape Air and the Wellfleet Beachcomber.

Among the acts that will be performing at the Cavalcade are The Ticks, Fred Fried, The Rip it Ups, Christine Ernst, Steve Shook & the Elftone All-Girl Ukelele Revue, Polka Dan & the Beetbox Band, Sarah Burrill, Edwige Yingling, Sarah Swain & the Oh Boys, Toast & Jam and Travis’ own band the Chandler Travis Philharmonic.

As to why he organizes the event, Travis said, “it is important to me because I have a very selfish lifestyle and it’s nice to have one day a year when I can do something for somebody else. And it is fun for me because I really like Christmas music. I like a holiday that has its own music and the music is as bipolar as the holiday.”

The Cavalcade is enjoyable for the musicians because it allows them to play songs, “they are not sick to death of already,” Travis laughed.

The allure for fans is that they get to see the Cape’s best musicians come together for one night of holiday-themed music. “It’s always a blast,” Travis promised.

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Local Musician Chandler Travis Organizes Cavalcade for NOAH

Posted by Laura Reckford on Thu, Jan 23, 2014 @ 06:49 PM
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Musician Chandler Travis of Eastham said he organizes the Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless every year because he likes to try to help out those in need.

His way of helping includes a one-of-a-kind festive event with some of the top musicians on the Cape performing holiday music and skits to the delight of an enthusiastic crowd of fans. The concert gives much-needed funds to the NOAH Shelter in Hyannis, where homeless men and women can find shelter, meals and a hot shower year-round.

This year’s Cavalcade, the tenth annual, was held at the Jailhouse Tavern in Orleans and featured, among others, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, the Rip It Ups, Zoe Lewis, the Ticks, the Greenheads, Tripping Lily, Monica Rizzio, Kami Lyle, Sarah Swain and the Oh Boys, Steve Shook, the Catbirds, Sarah Burrill, Fred Fried, Bruce Maclean, Lydia Parkington, Christine Rathbun, Anna Whiteley, Steven Russell, the Fix-It Sisters, and Athol Thingerth, and Toast and Jam.

Approximately 300 tickets were sold and Chandler also gathered sponsors for the event. Those sponsors included the Wellfleet Beachcomber, Mac’s Seafood, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Spiritus Pizza, Hot Chocolate Sparrow and Cape Cod Audio.

Though donations are still coming in, the event has so far raised about $6,000 from the concert, another $1,200 from a second concert at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater (WHAT), plus hundreds raised through sponsorships for a total over $9,000, the highest ever from the Cavalcade!

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Fun Guaranteed At Cavalcade’s All-Star Annual Concert

Posted by Laura Reckford on Tue, Nov 26, 2013 @ 06:23 PM

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Mark your calendars for the 10th Anniversary Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade For the Homeless, the rollicking concert that is organized by musician Chandler Travis as a fundraiser for the NOAH Shelter, an emergency shelter in Hyannis for people who are homeless.

The event, featuring numerous bands from the Lower Cape, is Sunday, December 15 at 7 PM at the Jailhouse Tavern at 28 West Road in Orleans.

Among the bands that will be performing are The Ticks, Fred Fried, Bruce Maclean, Christine Rathbun, the Rip It Ups, Steve Shook, Toast and Jam, Sarah Swain & the Oh Boys, the Catbirds, the Greenheads, the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Steven Russell, Zoe Lewis, Tripping Lily, the Fix-It Sisters, and the Athol Thingerth.

The suggested donation is $25. All proceeds go to the NOAH Shelter in Hyannis.

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Fun Guaranteed At Cavalcade’s All-Star Annual Concert

Posted by Laura Reckford on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 @ 10:02 AM

Mark your calendars for the 10th Annual Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade For the Homeless, the rollicking concert that is organized by musician Chandler Travis as a fundraiser for the NOAH Shelter.

The event, featuring numerous bands from the lower Cape, is Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. at the Jailhouse Tavern at 10 West Road in Orleans.

Among the possible performers are the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, the Ticks, the Catbirds, Kami Lyle, the Rip-It-Ups, Sarah Swain, the Shook Fambly Singers, Fred Fried, Kate & Tad from Sidewalk Driver, Christine Rathbun, Toast & Jam, Bruce Maclean, and the Athol Thingerth.

The suggested donation is $25.

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Must-See Musical Events for Homeless/Housing Assistance Corporation

Posted by Julie Wake on Sat, Dec 08, 2012 @ 09:00 AM
Chandler Travis may be joking around when he refers to a fundraiser as the Ninth or Tenth Annual Cape Cod Christmas Cavalcade for the Homeless, but his commitment to helping the homeless is serious. Every December he taps into his large network of fellow musicians to organize a multi-band shows on the Cape, as well as one in Boston that raises funds for a Boston shelter.

At least year’s event, musicians from rock, pop, folk and bluegrass bands performed and took turns backing each other up. Last year’s lineup included the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, the Parkington Sisters, Tripping Lily, Greg Greenway, the Ticks, Sarah Swain, Polka Dan’s Beetbox Band and a dozen other acts.

“Musicians know what it’s like to struggle to get by, so they’re always willing to pitchin when I ask them to perform at the Cavalcade,” said Travis.

The Cavalcade kicks off at 7 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Jailhouse Tavern, 28 West Road, Orleans. $20 suggested donation.

Last year’s Cavalcade set a record by raising over $4,000 for the NOAH Shelter.

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