Big Chuck and Lil’ John to Headline WPO Fundraiser

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Television personalities Big Chuck and Lil’ John headline the next fundraiser for the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra to be held at the Green Eagle Winery on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Big Chuck and Lil’ John will perform from 3 to 5 p.m.

Also performing after 5 p.m. is the popular Take II Band. Dr. Bob and Ellie will set up in the winery for all to enjoy.

Tickets for Big Chuck and Lil’ John are $10 per person and will be sold at the gate; reservations will be accepted by phoning 330-399-3606 before May 19 at 3 p.m. Pre-event tickets can be purchased using the reservation form on the Fundraiser Flier (PDF 1Mb). Ticket sales help underwrite WPO concerts and youth projects.

​   Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Green Eagle Winery and other vendors. Big Chuck and Lil’ John merchandise will be available for purchase, and an autograph session will be held after their performance. The event also features a pizza eating contest sponsored by Sunrise Inn and a 50/50 raffle.

Big Chuck Schodowski and John Rinaldi (Lil’ John) have been Northeast Ohio TV personalities for decades, mainly on WJW-TV (Fox 8). Introducing movies broadcast by the station is secondary to the off-beat skits Big Chuck and Lil’ John produce and star in that accompany the films. Their reputation has grown, with many celebrities adding their talents. Big Chuck and Lil’ John participate in many charity events in the region each year.

The Green Eagle Winery opened in December 2009 and boasts “a venue reminiscent of Colonial Williamsburg.” The winery hosts a variety of wine and music events throughout the year, Wednesday through Sunday and special occasions by appointment. Indoor and outdoor spaces provide a casual atmosphere. The winery is located at 2576 Davis Peck Road, Cortland, Ohio (Greene Township). On May 20, the winery is open from noon to 10 p.m.