Loving bluegrass music isn’t just a passion in Kentucky, it’s kind of a birthright. I’m pretty sure those of us who were born here had an appreciation for banjo music when we were a day old. Even those who aren’t born here learn to love bluegrass music soon enough.
Heck, if they don’t, we ask them to leave.
Kidding aside (and I promise I was), I wanted to let you know about something that’s doubly exciting. “Doubly” because you have the opportunity to enjoy outstanding entertainment while doing your part to improve the lives of other’s.
The Bluegrass Through the Years Benefit Concert on September 29, 2012 at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY. will benefit Good Shepherd Community Nursing Center in Phelps, KY and Cedar Creek Assisted Living Community in Pikeville, KY. Both communities are part of the ministry of Presbyterian Homes and Services of Kentucky, Inc. PHSK helps provide services for those who may not be able otherwise afford care. PHSK will never turn anyone away based on financial difficulty and relies on donations to be able to do so.
I just have to interrupt myself for a second and give a great big “cyber hug” to anyone and everyone who devotes their lives to helping those who can’t fully support themselves. Thanks to God above for good Samaritans and people who walk the walk in addition to talking the talk. I respect you to the ends of the earth and back. I believe there’s a special place in Heaven for people who help other’s.
Appearing at this very worthwhile Bluegrass Benefit will be legendary banjo player JD Crowe, IBM award winning band, The Box Cars and local favorites Coaltown Dixie. Coaltown Dixie… now is that a great name or what?!
Music fans, check out the Mountain Arts Center homepage for more upcoming events.
J.D. Crowe and The New South:
Man, oh man, I love that banjo!
The Box Cars:
Get to Know Coaltown Dixie: