Outrageously Entertaining Concerts to Benefit Taft Elementary
Information from: Lincoln County School District
Indie rock and alternative rock. Bluegrass and Blues. Garage band and country folk. Mix these musical styles together and the result is an outrageously entertaining afternoon and evening of music presented by some of the most influential and creative musicians from Portland.
With a personal invite extended by Taft Elementary School Principal Chris Sullivan, a slate of 10 notable Northwest musical artists has agreed to come to the coast to help raise funds for the school. The eclectic performers will present two concerts at the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Saturday, Aug. 24.
The 3 p.m. show will be kid-focused, with Mo Phillips headlining the act. Phillips is a master of creating kids’ music that rocks and delights adults, too. Using guitar, harmonica, organ and vocals, Phillips has released a couple of Americana folk albums along with his popular children’s albums.
The 7 p.m. show on Aug. 24 will offer a variety of diverse music for an age 21 and older crowd. Along with Phillips, the performers include Jenny Conlee, Jeremy Wilson, Susannah “Little Sue” Weaver, Michael Jodell, Matt Brown, Wendy Pate, Darka Dusty & Miri Stebivka and Steve Drizos.
“Absolutely all proceeds from this event will be utilized to pay for art and music education at Taft Elementary School,” Sullivan says. “Old musical instruments will be repaired and new ones bought for the students, and we will be able to purchase much needed art supplies.” “I am amazed at how excited Lincoln City has been to invite these artists to the coast. Hotel rooms, meals and activities have all been provided and organized by the community,” Sullivan says. “This means proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to this important cause.”
Tickets for the 3 p.m. show are $5 for ages 5 and older; children 4 and under are free, when accompanied by an adult. The 7 p.m. show tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Lincoln County Cultural Center, 540 NE Hwy. 101 or via phone at 541-994-9994.