The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art & Politics in historic Railroad Square Santa Rosa, CA
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Bluegrass on the Bayou
A Benefit for Village Charter School
COME ENJOY AN EVENING OF SOUTHERN-HOME COOKING AND HOSPITALITY, EXCITING BIDDING OPPORTUNITIES, AND KNEE-SLAPPING, HEEL-STOMPING FUN, Featuring Special Guest, Jamgrass Superstars POOR MAN'S WHISKEY!
Ticket includes: Dinner, local wine tasting, live music, and access to our premier auction.
FOOD & DRINK Fabulous Southern-inspired dinner, wine tasting and sales by Old World Winery, beer from Lagunitas Brewery, plus a fresh oyster bar where you can buy yourself a little extra taste of the bayou to go with that glass of crisp sauv blanc or pint of cold Lagunitas ale.
SILENT AUCTION Winery packages, international getaways, outdoor equipment, family adventures, locally made art, jewelry, furniture, and more!
LIVE MUSIC & DANCING Featuring Special Guest, Jamgrass Superstars POOR MAN'S WHISKEY, Northern California's outlaw music bards with a worldwide reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam. http://www.poormanswhiskey.com/
Additional acoustic performances by local musicians:
Robert Ethington, a singer/songwriter whose music is hailed for its clever honesty, spirited song crafting, and described as "real music for the populous that tickles the mind while calming the soul." http://www.robertethington.com/
And Ed Flores, singer/saxophonist/percussionist and member of JED, a collaboration with vocalist Samantha Vigil and Jason Beard of Poor Man's Whiskey. http://www.jasonbeardmusic.com/about_us.html
* BLUEGRASS ON THE BAYOU is a Benefit for VILLAGE CHARTER SCHOOL Located in Santa Rosa at the Wells Fargo Center, The Village is a tuition-free, independent public charter that serves 100 children, K-8, and provides a quality education in a multi-age, multicultural environment. It is a school where the intellectual, imaginative and humanitarian promise of each student is cultivated and celebrated in a community that practices mutual respect, embraces diversity, and inspires a passion for learning. We are open to everyone. Find out more: http://villagecharterschool.net/
To cover annual expenses and make up for state funding deficits, our families dedicate their own money towards VCS's annual budget. Still, additional fundraising is needed. We count on these combined (and often varying) resources simply to sustain the basic workings of our school: to keep the lights on and to pay the teachers. The funds raised by Bluegrass on the Bayou, will help to further sustain our community's experience in ways that harmonize with our school's mission: keeping our classroom sizes small, providing art, music, and Spanish classes, purchasing science and environmental education supplies, and financing educational field trips. Most importantly, all additional contributions will help to keep our school doors open.
It takes a Village! Thank you for supporting ours. Come have a blast!
The Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art & Politics in historic Railroad Square (View)
99 Sixth Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401