Cville Nonprofit to Host Benefit Concert for Music Education
A Charlottesville nonprofit works to put music into the hands and hearts of young people. Now it's bringing music to everyone in the region with a benefit concert for the kids.
The Music Resource Center uses singing, dancing and playing instruments as a way to educate and inspire urban youth. Later this month, a special concert is being held to raise money for MRC programming.
A Grammy-nominated group - the Infamous Stringdusters - will be performing at an event sponsored by the MRC. The bluegrass group with ties to the Charlottesville area will play for a small gathering. In addition to the band, there will also be food and an open beer and wine bar.
Proceeds will fund scholarships for low-income students to attend MRC and receive music and technology education for free.
"I think the best thing about this event is that it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to see a band this big in a really cool, intimate venue that's so small," said Maria Gall, development director at the Music Resource Center.
The benefit concert is on Saturday, April 27 at the Cider Barn at Verulam Farm in Charlottesville. Tickets are on sale now for $150.