Marsha Chartrand

Benefit concert set for Riverfolk Music & Arts

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The Palooka Brothers will perform at a benefit concert for Riverfolk Music and Arts Organization on Nov. 17.

The Palooka Brothers, otherwise known as America’s (OK, greater Millbrook’s) favorite all-timey string band, will be performing a benefit concert at the home of Mark and Carol Palms 20415 Bethel Church Road, on Friday, Nov. 17 from 7-10 pm, with opening acts by Charly Markwart and Steamboat (Alden & Tomas). Tickets are available on Eventbrite for just $25 per person.

The Palooka Brothers consist of Jon Cotton, Bruce Bauman, Bruce Gartner, and Dan Bracken, and hail from the mid-Michigan area. They have performed at Wheatland Music Festival, The Great Indoor Folk Festival at Grand Traverse Commons, and at various Contra Dance events around central Michigan. Come, enjoy their unique sound and be ready to tap your toes to their “all-timey” string sounds.

Riverfolk Music and Arts needs your financial support! Come enjoy an evening of music, food and dance to benefit its programs, including Blacksmith Shop Concerts, Summertime Gazebo Concerts, and Cultural Art Strings–the youth string music education in Manchester!

Riverfolk programs are supported in part by state grants, concert revenue and private donations, but private donations need to match or exceed the level of external support to remain sustainable. Their goal, to raise $10,000 by December 31, is definitely attainable.

“If everyone on our mailing list gave $30, we would achieve our goals!” said Aileen Rohwer, Riverfolk board member. “If you can’t attend, you can still donate through Eventbrite, on our website page through PayPal, or by mailing your donation to PO Box 146, Manchester.”

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