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D.C. & Co.’s Thanks Givin’ Back returns; show benefits homelessness outreach

In this file photo, Dave Costarella performs at a past Thanks Givin’ Back concert. (Source: D.C. & Co.)

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, local musician Dave Costarella will once again host a Thanksgiving eve concert, with proceeds benefiting his project to assist local unsheltered people.

“Thanks Givin’ Back 2022” will take place from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at the Lancaster Elks Lodge, 219 N. Duke St., Lancaster. Costarella’s band, D.C. & Co., will perform, with special guests The Maxwell Project.

Thanks Givin’ Back dates to 2002, when it was launched to help a bandmate pay medical bills. In recent years, it has funded Costarella’s “My People on the Street” project.

Every winter, Costarella personally distributes clothing and other supplies to individuals sleeping on the street. In 2020, he outlined his views on the shortcomings of current homelessness policy and the potential of other strategies in a self-published white paper, “A Fresh Approach,” which is available on his website. (Note: One United Lancaster editor Tim Stuhldreher helped edit “A Fresh Approach.”)

Tickets for Thanks Givin’ Back are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.