Independence House, Cape Cod Synagogue to Host Benefit Elton John Tribute Concert

October 20th in Hyannis - Save money, buy your tickets now!
A special benefit concert hosted by Independence House and Cape Cod Synagogue

Independence House, Inc. and the Cape Cod Synagogue, are joining together for a 2nd year in a unique partnership to host a concert that will raise funds for both organizations that serve the community. 

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC‐The Magic of Elton John will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Barnstable Performing Arts Center in Hyannis at 7:00pm. The evening will take you on a journey with Walt Wise as Captain Fantastic who will dazzle with a musical extravaganza of Elton John hits, flamboyant costume changes and a baby grand that showers you with lights, smoke and a few surprises. You will think you’ve gone down the Yellow Brick Road! Walt will also transform to rouse special guest appearance tributes with a taste of The Rascal Flats, Jimmy Buffet, Billy Joel and more. 

Walt Wise has performed with such names as the Beach Boys, The Commodores, The Oak Ridge Boys, Bo Diddly, Mickey Dolenz, Styx, Lionel Richie and more. Walt is the recipient of national accolades for his performances at Walt Disney World, Caesars Palace, The U.S. Navy, Hard Rock Casino, and Universal Orlando to name a few. 

With special thanks to major sponsors, concert tickets are reasonably priced at $25 advanced purchase, $30 at the door, and $20 for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at Independence House’s Hyannis office (160 Bassett Lane), Cape Cod Synagogue (145 Winter St. in Hyannis) or online at:

Independence House and Cape Cod Synagogue thank Philadelphia Freedom Sponsor: Wendy’s, and Crocodile Rock Sponsors: Eastern Bank, The Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office, The Flying Bridge, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, Cape Cod Aggregates, Bayside Resort, and media sponsor Cape Cod Broadcasting Media/Ocean 104.7 who will be promoting the event along with ticket giveaways. Program advertisement available by contacting either organization.

Both Independence House and Cape Cod Synagogue boast decades of unwavering dedication and service on Cape Cod. 

Independence House, approaching its 40th year, is a comprehensive community based agency that responds and offers assistance to children, teens and adults impacted by domestic and sexual violence. Lysetta Hurge‐Putnam, Executive Director of Independence House leads the organization that offers critical response programs and services assisting all gender identities, races, sexual orientations, abilities and cultures. Independence House operates through offices in Hyannis, Falmouth, Orleans and Provincetown; in four Cape Cod District and Probate Court Houses; at both Cape Cod and Falmouth Hospitals; at Falmouth Police Department; in a confidential emergency residence on Cape Cod; and in collaboration with multiple agencies Cape‐wide. Independence House also facilitates prevention curriculums in ten Cape Cod High Schools. Independence House provides assistance to over 9,000 Cape Codder’s annually. Funds raised by Independence House in this benefit will assist Independence House in providing free and confidential services to members of the community on Cape Cod.

Cape Cod Synagogue, celebrating its 85 years of Jewish identity on Cape Cod remains a prominent organization that helps individuals and families regardless of their religious affiliation. Under the leadership of Rabbi David Freelund, Cape Cod Synagogue makes significant  contributions in response to important social justice issues that affect all of our residents. Cape Cod Synagogue is instrumental in providing for the homeless, ailing and those experiencing hardship; presents a community‐wide dinner on Christmas Day annually for over 30 years and monthly dinners to St. Joseph’s House; and helps numerous families with their individual needs. The Synagogue plays a leading role in the interfaith community by taking part in, and hosting services and programs throughout the year. Funds raised in this benefit will assist Cape Cod Synagogue to continue the free community educational programs to residents of Cape Cod. welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on