Benefit Concert, Strega Nonna Antipasti Buffet Set to Support Trillium House Philadelphia-based Musician Carsie Blanton to Perform June 27

(Negaunee, Michigan) – Strega Nonna and Philadelphia-based musician Carsie Blanton are joining forces to host a special benefit concert with an antipasti buffet on Tuesday, June 27 to support Trillium House. Doors open and antipasti will be served at 6 pm with the show starting at 7 pm at Strega Nonna (432 Iron Street, Negaunee). Trillium House is the Central U.P. onsite care setting, located in Marquette, supporting individuals receiving hospice services and short-term “respite” care. 

“We are delighted to have the support of Strega Nonna and Carsie Blanton to host this benefit concert,” said Melissa Cavill, Trillium executive director. “There are many members of the community who are in need of safe, comfortable accommodations and added support when they are unable to stay at home at the end of life or need help for a short period of time while their families are away.”  

All individuals utilizing Trillium services receive a private room overlooking the woods, homestyle meals, and 24-hour care and support in a beautiful homelike setting. Each resident room is designed and furnished to allow families to stay with their loved ones. Family members are able to visit at any time, and support is provided based on each resident’s unique needs. Trillium’s experienced care staff helps with meals, makes sure residents are comfortable and safe, assists with medications, or simply holds a hand and listens. For those receiving hospice support, Trillium works in partnership with each resident’s hospice support team and other health care providers.

Inspired by artist-activists including Nina Simone and Woody Guthrie, Carsie Blanton’s catalog is described as a jaunt through American popular songs, from sultry jazz to pop-punk protest anthems. “Carsie’s style and performance offer something unique and edgy for benefit participants,” said Rachael Grossman, owner of Strega Nonna. “Working with Carsie, we hope to help a number of people in need of Trillium services. We’ve received such positive support from the community regarding our new restaurant and are happy to give back to help those at their most vulnerable moments.” 

“This has really been a fun project for my daughter and me,” said Michael Grossman, M.D., Trillium president and father of Rachael Grossman, Strega Nonna owner. “Rachael and I thought this was a great opportunity to work together on something we believed in that could help the community. We are grateful for Carsie traveling all this way to perform for us and hope the community can join us to help Trillium. We’ve had a great response but would love to double those ticket sales to help Trillium. And, if you can’t come, please feel free to still buy a ticket or donate.”

Tickets are available online through the events section on or can be picked up at the front desk at Trillium House (1144 Northland Drive, Marquette) or call (906) 264-5026.  The cost is $50 per person with VIP options available. Those unable to attend are encouraged to make a donation through the Trillium House website at

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