INSPIRED 3 Benefit Concert with Bobby Cronin, Joey Contreras & More Set for 1/26

Produced and created by Bobby Cronin, INSPIRED is a benefit concert series for animal rescue organizations across the country that will play every other month, with a rotating line-up of some of today's exciting musical theatre writers in a casual and intimate setting as they sit behind the piano and, unlike traditional concerts of their material, perform songs by other writers that have inspired their work. The INSPIRED series hopes to spread the word about the 2.7 million adoptable animals that are euthanized each year in America.

INSPIRED 3 will benefit two brave, bold, and commendable rescue organizations: A PLACE TO BARK and SECOND CHANCE RESCUE NYC.

A PLACE TO BARK is a no kill foster and adoption rescue dedicated to the welfare of animals and was founded by Bernie Berlin. Established in 2001, we mainly work with Animal Control Agencies, rescuing animals from high kill shelters and fostering them until they are healthy. This provides an ideal situation for the animals. They are then placed for adoption through Humane Societies in various parts of the country. We cover all costs for the medical care of the animals with no cost to the Humane Societies. We also handle some private adoptions after a strict screening process. A Place To Bark is a temporary home, a foster facility that provides quarantine, full vet care, rehab & training to help adoptable animals further in the adoption process. All animals rescued are spay/neutered to reduce the future population & by saving existing lives, our program encompasses all vital actions needed to benefit the pets in need. For more info and/or to make a donation:

SECOND CHANCE RESCUE NYC was formed in 2009 on the firm belief that all animals deserve to be loved and cared for, and no animal should ever be abused, neglected or homeless. Our mission is to facilitate the adoption/rehoming of animals that have been abandoned, or given up by their former owners, and to place them in new loving homes. We are 100% not for profit and to date have relied solely on donations from the public. We rescue dogs and cats from the streets, as well as from "death row" at municipal shelters (predominantly NYC Animal Care & Control) around New York City. For more info and/or to make a donation:

The line up for the 1/26 7pm concert features a wide array of artists including:

Joey Contreras is a musical pop songwriter in the New York scene. His musicals include All The Kids Are Doing It (book/lyrics: Kate Thomas) and the song-cycle, This Thing Called Love. In addition to being featured on Seth Rudetsky's SiriusXM Broadway show and in "Cutting Edge Composers" with the New York Musical Theatre Festival, Joey's work has been featured in NYC venues including 54 Below, Joe's Pub, Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, Laurie Beechman Theater, The Duplex and multiple Broadway in South Africa galas at the Manhattan Center. Internationally, performances of his music have stretched as far as Australia, Germany, South Korea and the UK. His first album, "Love Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras" (featuring Broadway favorites such as Jeremy Jordan, Rachel Potter and Lilli Cooper) is available on iTunes and He is also the creator of the series, Hot Off The Ivories. Recipient of the 2010 ASCAP Foundation Max Dreyfus Scholarship Award, Joey holds an MFA from the Tisch Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at NYU and is currently the Artist-in-Residence with Broadway Dreams Foundation, in which he is currently developing his next album, Young Kind of Love. Find out more at, Facebook (Joey Contreras Music) and on Twitter (@joeypatrick).

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