Rotary’s Piano Wars will benefit local projects


Piano Wars, Rotary Club of Bowling Green’s annual fundraising event, returns April 21 with all of the proceeds donated to local and global causes. The evening at the City Park’s Veterans Memorial Building begins at 6 p.m. with food, drinks and dueling pianos.

“We’ve hosted this fun event for 11 years, and the audience continues to grow as the word spreads that this is a good time and supports worthy causes,” said Trevor Jessee, president of the BG Rotary Club. ” Last year, for example, the event raised money to help build the new inclusive playground in Carter Park. This year, in addition to the monthly contributions Rotary makes to the Brown Bag Food Project, and other food pantries, we understand the need for food assistance is greater than ever, and we want to do more. Piano Wars will make that possible.”

The evening is casual, both in dress and the program. There will be many silent auction items for guests to bid on throughout the evening, as well as some special items auctioned off by WTOL’s Ryan Wichman.

The dual pianos, performed by the nationally known tour company out of Detroit, will provide music from a variety of styles and eras, many of which the audience will know the words to and can sing along.

The dinner is being catered by Beckett’s restaurant. The menu’s theme is Italian and the buffet will include Italian sausage, marinated chicken, vegetarian lasagna, rotini pasta, marsala sauce, meat sauce, mixed vegetables medley, Caesar salad, bread sticks and dessert. Drinks will be served.

Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased from any Rotarian or online at

Bowling Green’s Rotary is a service club. Rotary is worldwide and is the oldest service club in the world. Past Piano War events have supported many worthy projects and programs, including the inclusive playground at Carter Park, emergency defibrillators located throughout downtown, Wooster Green Archway, the Wintergarden Park Nature Center, Bowling Green’s City Schools scholarships and Student Athlete of the Week.

For additional information, or to arrange for a speaker, email Trevor Jessee at [email protected] or contact him at 567-341-4640.

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