AUBURN — The Lewiston-Auburn chapter of Speaking Up for Us, a statewide self-advocacy group of people with developmental disabilities, is hosting The Concert for the Conference at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Unitarian Universalist Church.

The concert will feature music and comedy performances, said David Moreau, event organizer and adviser for the group.

All proceeds will go toward helping members of the local chapter attend the statewide conference in Bangor in September.

We are planning on having a lot of fun and hoping to help people have an adventure this September,” Moreau said. The show will provide “inspiration and delight,” he said.

Among the musical guests are Lewiston singer-songwriter Denny Breau and the blues/folk band Hurry Down Sunshine with members Stan Davis and Brian Kavanah.

Moreau said Davis is a retired therapist and educator who is a nationally known speaker on bullying prevention.

Davis also volunteers at the Social Learning Center, an office of Tri-County Mental Health Services that, according to its website, helps to “prepare and support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for the greatest degree of independence possible in their homes and communities.”

While volunteering at the Social Learning Center, Davis helped found the Let It Shine chorus, made up of people who receive services from the center.

The Let It Shine chorus will perform at the Aug. 10 concert.

Bill Picard, a Turner comedian with cerebral palsy, will perform his act on what it’s like to live with a physical disability.

Moreau said a $10 donation will be requested at the door to pay for registration and hotel fees for the Speaking Up For Us group.

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