‘Benefit for Black Forest’ announces entertainment lineup: Doug Kershaw, Grass It Up and Wendy Woo to headline


The Black Rose Acoustic Society, is pleased to announce that world-renowned fiddle legend Doug Kershaw has agreed to entertain at the Benefit for Black Forest concert Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Wonderland Ranch at 8798 Hodgen Road.

Eleven bands will entertain on two stages plus there will be food, beverages, and outdoor activities for all ages from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 “One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to Tri-Lakes Cares to be distributed directly to Black Forest residents impacted by the fire,” said Black Rose President Jeff Smith. The event has been dubbed as, “Music in the Forest, for the Forest.”

 Gates open at 10 and the music starts at 11 a.m. Admission is $20 in advance, or $25 the day of the show. Children under 12, Black Forest residents who lost their homes, and firefighters will be admitted free. Tickets are available on the Black Rose Acoustic Society website at www.blackroseacoustic.org.

 “We are truly honored to have a legend like Doug Kershaw agree to play for this benefit,” said Smith. “Not many musicians can say they’ve had one of their hit songs broadcast back to earth by Apollo astronauts on a moon mission, but Doug Kershaw is one who can.”

 In addition to Kershaw, other acts slated to perform are Wendy Woo, Moors & McCumber, Mango fan Django, Charlie Hall and Friends, The Wielands of Mass Destruction, Skean Dubh

The Blue Fenders, The County Line Ramblers, and local bluegrass sensations, Grass It Up.

 Smith said the fundraiser will have a festive, outdoor picnic atmosphere. “There will be non-stop music alternating on two stages, plus children’s activities, a petting zoo, food and beverages, volleyball, horseshoes, Bluegrass music, Cajun music, Celtic music, folk music, country music, Americana, and lots of family fun, so bring your lawn chair and blankets and spend the afternoon.” Smith encourages people to purchase advance tickets to streamline the entry process at the gate.

Proceeds from the Benefit for Black Forrest will be handled by Tri-Lakes Cares. Tri-Lakes Cares will be accepting donations of can goods, clothing, personal hygiene items, household items, other non-perishable items, and monetary donations. For more information about how to donate, go to: www.tri-lakescares.org or call Carrie Pendergast at 719-481-4864 x110.


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