Agen family to perform in benefit concert

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Last season’s “The Voice” runner-up Addison Agen will perform with her mother and brother in a benefit concert June 24 for Audiences Unlimited, a Fort Wayne nonprofit organization which provides entertainment for residents of nursing homes and care facilities in the Fort Wayne area.

The younger Agens earned some of their first musical experience through the nonprofit.

Tickets go on sale at noon May 4 for the Agen Family Trio concert will take place at 6 p.m. at the Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.

Audiences Unlimited first started working with Tinea Agen, a certified musical therapist, to provide musical entertainment for older adults and people living in nursing homes and care facilities, said Anna Ross, Audiences Unlimited executive director.

The organization provides entertainment options for people at 50 facilities in the Fort Wayne area, including providing more than 3,000 live music and arts performances a year, the concert announcement said.

Tinea, also known as Kristine, often brought Addison and her older brother, Korrigan, to the performances. Eventually, the youngers began joining their mother in performing.

“So much of Addison’s story is based from my work at Audiences Unlimited,” Tinea said. “There were days when Addison would go to two to four nursing homes a day with me!”

After Korrigan, who plays bass guitar, turned 16, the family began working for Audiences Unlimited as the Agen Family Trio, Ross said.

The June benefit concert will reunite them on stage.

“It’s really the first time they have performed together as a family since ‘The Voice,’” Ross said.

Addison, an aspiring singer-songwriter, was busy with “The Voice” last year from late summer through the show finale in mid-December, where she finished runner-up.

Since then, Addison, now 17, has been busy performing and working on a new album, which she has said she hopes will be released this summer.

Ross said the family was very popular with nursing home residents, who could sense the Agens’ love and passion for music.

“They’re a family of givers to the community,” Ross said. “They care about people.”

Tickets go on sale at noon May 4 and are priced at $80 each for a limited number of VIP meet-and-greet seats and $28 and more for general admission seats. Order tickets through the Arts United box office at artstix.org or by calling 1-260-422-4226.