Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante will be hosting “The 25th Annual” JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza on Sunday, May 5, 2019. This eleven-hour music marathon fundraiser benefits The Gnerre Memorial Music Scholarship Fund, a scholarship fund that supports Music Education and provides multiple generous scholarships to graduating high school students each year from the Lakes Region who will be entering college for the first time and continuing their education in the field of Music.

With the support from the musicians who donate their performances, the sponsors, the community and attendees of this special event, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria has awarded $52,500 in Music Scholarships to 47deserving students from the Lakes Region since 1995.

Jeff Lines of “The Holy Cows” will be kicking off the EXTRAVAGANZA at NOON followed by    23 additional acts, each unique, with genres spanning from classic soft rock to bluegrass, to country, to original compositions and heavy rock.

The JTG Music Memorial Extravaganza is held each year at Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante in memory of its founder, Joe “Giuseppe” Gnerre, a.k.a. “Papa G” who passed in 1995 and his wife Annelle Gnerre, a.k.a. “Mama G” who passed in 2015.

To reach the family’s practical fundraising goal of $4,000—and award up to four scholarships, a suggested donation of $10.00 per person is collected at the door. Attendees can help by buying $20 raffle tickets for a chance to win an Acoustic Taylor Guitar Model 214 ce-K DLX valued at $1,499.00 which is donated in-part by Northern Lights Music Store of Littleton, NH. Tickets to win the Taylor Guitar are now on sale now at Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante located at The Mill Falls Marketplace, Meredith, NH. The Taylor Guitar will be raffled when all 100 tickets are sold on Sunday, May 5, 2019 and you need not be present to win.

There will also be a silent auction to help raise funds for this great cause and plenty of great items to bid on such as An Overnight Stay for Two donated by Mill Falls at the Lake, A 50 Minute Massage donated by  The Cascade Spa at Church Landing, A gift certificate to Donovan Tree Experts,  Miscellaneous items from New Hampshire Distributors, Amoskeag Beverages, Lakes Region Coca Cola, Southern Wine and Spirits, Horizon Beverages, Lakes Region Therapeutic Massage, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria & Ristorante, Lee’s Candy Kitchen and More!

The Musicians “Line Up” to begin at Noon: Jeff Lines, Michael Brien, Chris Kelly, John Theriault, Bernie Bluhm, Don Bergeron & Mike Cowart, Peter Brunette, Just Because, The Sweetbloods, Paul Hubert, Pocket Change, Lou Porrazzo, Paul Connor & Peter Lawlor, Joel Cage, Andre Blazs, No Limitz, Paul Warnick, Joe Gnerre Jr., Billy Gnerre, Paul Luff & Rick Page, Michael Bourgeois, Timmy Theriault, Mary Fagan, Mike Loughlin, Jennifer Karnan and George & Louise Belli.

For limited reservations and information please call Giuseppe’s at (603)279-3313

Donations for “The Gnerre Memorial Music Scholarship Fund” will be accepted during the event, and may also be made directly at Meredith Village Savings Bank.***Scholarship Applications are now available for qualifying graduating high school students who will be entering college in the 2019/2020 academic year with a major or minor in Music from the following High Schools: Inter-Lakes High School, Moultonborough Academy, Laconia High School, Gilford High School, Newfound Regional High School and Plymouth Regional High School.