Blue Highway will be the featured entertainers at next Thursday’s fundraiser in Raleigh for the Foundation For Bluegrass Music. The event will be held at the Tir Na Nog Irish Pub, which is one of the official Bluegrass Ramble venues, scheduled to begin at 11:00 p.m. following the International Bluegrass Music Awards celebration.
Tickets for this event are only $10, and can be purchased online. If you are unable to attend, donations towards their annual fundraising goals can also be made at that link.
The Foundation is the industry’s fundraising arm, serving as a conduit between individuals and families with a desire to help support bluegrass music as a charitable effort and deserving projects across the US. It works independently from the IBMA with its own Board of Directors, starting with a major gift from an anonymous donor in 2007.
Though not its exclusive focus, a primary mission of the Foundation is supporting young grassers, and educating young people about bluegrass music. A variety of grants and programs are available each year to further those ends.
All World of Bluegrass or Award show attendees are invited to visit the October 2 fundraiser, but do be advised that it is a separately-ticketed event. In addition to Blue Highway’s performance, the show will include bluegrass karaoke with a professional band.
Full details can be found online.