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Crown Stars 4 Montana Relief fundraiserMusic :: Blues also Music :: Rock
Crown Stars 4 Montana Relief fundraiser
6:00 PM
Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
The Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation (COCGF) has partnered with a local group, Disaster Relief for Montana to hold two concerts in November with proceeds to support music education and wildfire relief. Calling it the “Crown Stars 4 Montana Relief” the concerts will feature New York City blues guitar phenom, “King” Solomon Hicks and Seattle’s up and coming alt-rock band, Gypsy Temple, led by Cameron Miles Lavi-Jones. Both artists are former scholarship recipients of the Crown Guitar Workshop and will be joined by other local Montana guitarists at the concerts.
“It’s going to be a great weekend of music,” comments Diane Kautzman, development director of the COCGF. “Each evening will offer a variety of music highlighting some of the superb guitarists who have been participating in the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival over the last eight years. It will be a big party for our Flathead valley community with food and drink...a celebration of the love of guitar!”
Doors open at 6 pm for the Friday, November 17 show that runs until 10 pm at the Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts and will feature King Solomon Hicks backed by an All-Star band. A guitar prodigy who began playing at the legendary Cotton Club when he was only 13 years old, Hicks has evolved into a high energy, get-up-out-of-your-seat blues guitarist who, when not touring internationally, plays a regular gig at the Harlem club. A natural showman, his musical style synthesizes showbiz and sizzling swing without ever sacrificing the quality of the music, whether its blues, funk, R&B or jazz. Several Montana-based Crown scholarship and fellowship recipients will also perform including Andre Floyd, Mike Murray, Luke Dowler and some surprise guests.
The $50 ticket includes delectable appetizers catered by the Atanaha chef, Dan Solberg of Bigfork. One complimentary drink ticket is provided with a cash bar offered by The Garden Bar.
Age Group: 18+
Venue: Bigfork Center for the Performing Arts
Address: 526 Electric Ave. Bigfork, MT 59911
Phone: 406-270-1559

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