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Larry’s Memorial Show in Nashville (Nov. ’12)



Mercy Lounge

One Cannery Row
Nashville TN
Sunday, November 11th
7:30 PM (US Central Time)

Dear friends,

Most of you are already aware of the sudden passing of my brother and partner, Larry Hoppen, on July 24th. In the wake of this tragedy, Orleans (Fly Amero, Lane Hoppen, Charlie Morgan, returning co-founder John Hall and myself) made a commitment to finish 2012’s calendar of live shows. That calendar draws to a close with this very special event.

The official press release is repeated in full below, so I won’t go into redundant detail here. But I will say that I am thrilled that we’ll get to play MY town as the closer of this “tour” … and that I’m SO excited and grateful that this stellar cast of performers has consented to help us raise money for Larry’s family.

Won’t you please help us spread the word far and wide? For those who cannot attend the show in person, they can still see it in its entirety anywhere in the world via live online streaming over www.StageIt.com. Now THAT is very cool!

StageIt is very user-friendly. All you need to do is register for a FREE account there prior to show time. Then, view the show as it happens LIVE at


(ticket price is “Pay what you can” with a suggested donation of $20)

To also see Boy Wonder Blues Band‘s opening show on Sunday at 7:30 US Central Time, CLICK HERE

Hope to “see” you there.


Lance Hoppen (for all of Orleans & Friends)



Contact: Mark Logsdon
Telephone: (615) 327-0100
Email: mark.logsdon@plamedia.com

Tennessee-Based Musicians Join Orleans
to Honor Late Co-Founder in Benefit Concert

(Nashville, TN) The pop/rock band Orleans, best known for its 70s classics “Still the One,” “Dance With Me” and “Love Takes Time,” suffered tragedy earlier this year. Lead singer and co-founder, Larry Hoppen, passed away suddenly on July 24. Larry was well loved and highly respected as a great musician, player, singer, songwriter, brother, father and friend. He was also a great humanitarian activist with a big heart.

In Larry’s honor, there will be a special “Orleans & Friends” show Sunday, November 11, at the Mercy Lounge, One Cannery Row, Nashville, Tennessee. Showtime is 7:30 PM. $20 minimum donation. Tickets sold online and at the door.

Many local and regional artists, who are also longtime friends of Orleans, will join them on stage. Artists scheduled to appear include Jimi Jamison, John Ford Coley, Henry Paul (Blackhawk), Jonell Mosser, Kathie Baillie & Michael Bonagura (Baillie & the Boys), Bill Lloyd (Foster & Lloyd), Alyssa Bonagura and Pete Huttlinger. The Boy Wonder Blues Band will open.

All performers are donating their time and talent. All net proceeds will benefit the Hoppen family, especially Larry’s teenage daughters, Maeve and Claire. Additional donations welcome. Checks can be made out to Hoppen Family Benefit Fund.

Orleans, now in its 40th year, was scheduled to appear on the Fox & Friends Summer Concert TV Series just a few days after Hoppen’s death. They also had previously scheduled a string of summer and fall shows. While there was no way to salvage the Fox TV appearance, brother and co-founder Lance Hoppen vowed to finish their calendar of 2012 concert dates in Larry’s honor. To accomplish this, Orleans’ mainstays Lance and Lane Hoppen, Dennis “Fly” Amero and Charlie Morgan welcomed returning co-founder, John Hall, who had taken leave to serve as a US Congressman (2007-2010, D-NY 19), for several well-received shows this past August, September and October. The calendar of live shows concludes with this benefit concert in Nashville on November 11.

To learn more, visit

Tickets available at http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3141524&REFID=wbcal

The show will be streamed LIVE online starting at 8:00 PM US Central Time, Sunday Nov. 11th at http://www.stageit.com/ Ticket is “Pay What You Can” with a suggested donation of $20.

Facebook Event page at: http://facebook.com/events/441282685942071

Additional donations may be sent by credit card via http://www.paypal.com , to the account of hoppenfamilybenefit@gmail.com

and/or checks may be sent to The Hoppen Family, 1710 Blair Blvd,. Nashville, TN 37212, made out to Hoppen Family Benefit Fund.

Orleans and the Hoppen family wish to express their gratitude and deep appreciation for the already tremendous outpouring of love and support from around the globe.


For more information about Orleans or to schedule an interview, please contact Mark Logsdon of PLA Media at 1 (615) 327-0100 or mark.logsdon@plamedia.com.


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