Johnny T’s Bistro will host Hillsdale Idol Unplugged, a musical fundraiser that will benefit Hillsdale County School of Arts, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Professor of Philosophy and Religion Nathan Schlueter organized the event, recruiting sponsors such as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Checker Records. Several Hillsdale students, and at least one alumna, will perform acoustic sets.
“These are great musicians, and it’s going to be a great performance,” Schlueter said.
Schlueter said he sees this event as his way of giving back to HSCA, an organization he appreciates for giving the Hillsdale community many opportunities to explore the arts.
Judging the talent show will be English Professor Justin Jackson, Cello Professor David Peshlakai, and Dave Trippett. First place will win $150, second place $100, and third place $50.
Phi Mu Alpha members will sell tickets at lunch and dinner Thursday for $10, and the price will increase to $15 at the door.