A few of your have asked us about the lineup of music the folks over at Lake Avenue have put together for the winter concert they are having on Saturday, so we snagged a few minutes with organizer Ashley Campbell for more details.
What kind of music can people expect on Saturday night?
It's a mix of folk and rock music.
You have a pretty impressive line up of musicians, how did you get them involved?
I saw Bob Warren (for the 3rd time, I love his music!) at a sold-out show at Cafe Lena this summer. I approached him about needing help funding our auditorium risers and about the idea of using Lake Avenue's historic school auditorium for a fundraiser. I also approached Joel Brown about it as well, and they both graciously agreed to help out and came up with the idea of doing the concert together.
And what's this about a Phish connection?
Tony Markellis, bassist for Bob Warren, is also the bassist for Phish's lead guitarist's band, The Trey Anastasio Band.
What is the concert to benefit & where are the proceeds going?
The musicians are all donating 100% of the proceeds to help purchase new auditorium risers for the kids at Lake Avenue Elementary.
Is there any post-concert event planned?
Yes! The Parting Glass Pub will be hosting an after-concert fundraiser and are donating a percentage of all of the drink and food proceeds from 9:30 PM to 11:30 PM, to Lake Avenue Elementary!