Construct Presents Annual Cold Weather Benefit Variety Show

Great Barrington, Mass. – January 14 – Construct presents Warm up the Winter, an annual benefit Variety Show to raise money for Fuel Assistance. The show is co-hosted by the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, and will take place on Monday, February 10th, 2020.

“We are delighted with the talent that has stepped forward for this years’ show, in addition to returning acts, there are two exciting dance sets and some new bands. We are planning a fun and fast paced event”, stated Construct’s board president, Elizabeth Rosenberg.

The annual show is a highlight of the local winter season and features well known Berkshire Artists. The Sunday Strummers ukulele band will play pre-show in the lobby as people gather. Construct board member Barney Stein will emcee, and the song “Warm up the Winter” written and composed by Joe Rose will open the event. This year’s show will include Youth Alive (drum and dance band from Pittsfield), Alan Chartock & the Berkshire Ramblers (Chartock’s roots band), Tumo Kohrs, a well-known duo, The Spartones from Monument Mountain Regional High School, the Olga Dunn Dance Company. The Wanda Houston Band will close the evening. 

Construct’s Mission is to “Change and save lives through housing options and a continuum of related services”. According to Jane Ralph, Construct’s Executive Director, “Warm up the Winter provides funds for the challenges that colder weather presents for people who have higher barriers to safety and sustainability. In addition to helping with increased fuel costs, the funds help with cold weather emergencies such as burst pipes or dead batteries which can have a huge impact on a household.”

To purchase tickets contact the Mahaiwe at: or call 413-528-0100

Co-Sponsors of the event are: Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Berkshire United Way, CHP, Fairview Hospital, Railroad Street Youth Project, and VIM.