Annual Free Thanksgiving Buffet For Those In Need
Annual Free Thanksgiving Buffet For Those In Need
Doors Open: 11:00 AM
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The original House of Blues in Cambridge, Massachusetts opened its doors to the public after first serving the homeless on Thanksgiving Day in 1992. House of Blues Cleveland is proud to carry on that tradition for the 15th year in downtown Cleveland, offering a full Thanksgiving buffet dinner to those in need on Thanksgiving Day.

House of Blues volunteers, consisting of employees, friends, family and vendors, will provide food at the Cleveland venue, located downtown on Euclid Avenue.  There will be live musical entertainment from Nu Covenant on the main stage in the Music Hall for guests to enjoy while they celebrate Thanksgiving Day.

WHEN: Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, November 28 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
WHERE: House of Blues in the Music Hall | 308 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, OH 44114
Service description: Provides a Thanksgiving meal for those in need. Serves 400 people. Live musical entertainment from Nu Covenant
How service is provided: On site buffet. Sit down meal (no take-out)
Who qualifies: Must be in need (homeless, low income, alone, etc.)
Fees: Free
Required documents: None
How to access: Walk in for service



Nu Covenant consists of three brothers Willie, Michael, Marc McMillon and cousin Christopher Merritt, ranging from the ages of 29-33. Alongside their ability to sing, Nu Covenant also plays the drums, bass guitar, piano and the trumpet. Nu Covenant was formed after the brothers were involved in a tragic car accident that almost took their lives. As a result of this near death experience, Nu Covenant decided to commit their lives to a greater cause. Residing in a city where many needs go unmet and where people have been brutally beaten and even murdered, it is Nu Covenant's personal belief that it is going to take love to change the world and this was the beginning of Nu Covenant's movement known as "Love Draws". "Its experiencing the Love of God that draws us closer to Him and Motivates us to Love People." Nu Covenant aspires to be mentors for the misunderstood and misguided; therefore they dedicate their lives to release songs that will inspire people who feel lost and broken. It is their hope that through their music many can find the strength to live another day.

Nu Covenant is driven by a force greater than their own to help create a movement that will impact generations by showing people what true love really is. It is their ultimate purpose to travel the world, spreading this love through their songs and showing it through various charitable services. Nu Covenant are the Founders of the Social Media Show "Stringless Love" Where the members of Nu Covenant goes around displaying acts of Love with no strings attached. WKYC Channel 3 News reporter Tiffany Tarpley says it best “it started as a simple gesture, and turned into a movement.” Nu Covenant have started within their own community walking around giving hugs, personally giving away over $3,000 in cash to pay for meals at Chipotle, Denny’s as well as gas at Sheetz. Nu Covenant and with the backing of some of the cities most supported business such as Chick-Fil-A, and GFT on the Go were able to give away over $2,000 in food. . Erica Campbell (Get Up Mornings) says “Stringless Love is a movement we hope more people can adopt.” 

Nu Covenant is a Award winning artist for the “2019 Contemporary Artist of the Year” at the VOGMA Independent Awards. Nu Covenant also made The Top 48 in Season 5 of America’s Got Talent, and has shared the stage with National recording artist “The Walls Group", Canton Jones, Sunday’s Best Season 4 Winner Amber Bullock, Sunday’s Best Season 7 Winner Geoffrey Golden, Johnathan Dunn, Lexi, L.E.D and Amy Jo Scott. They also won 1st place in the Arts Showcase Competition, First Place in Cleveland’s Got Talent, and participated in events such as The Annual House Of Blues Community Thanksgiving Giveaway, The Award Winning United Festival, The Christian Acts Showcase, City Wide Youth Explosion, The Glenville Festival, Cleveland Worship Weekend, and SummerFest.

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