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NAMM’s Museum of Making Music to Welcome The Grascals and Flatt Lonesome for A Bluegrass Benefit

by Victoria Wasylak • in
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• Created: June 26, 2018

On Saturday, August 25, NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) will host MoMM’s Bluegrass Benefit Concert at the Irwin M. Jacobs Qualcomm Hall.

The even will feature the award-winning sounds of The Grascals and Flatt Lonesome and will provide an evening of exceptional musicianship and lively performances. All proceeds will support the MoMM and its mission of creating music-making opportunities that impact thousands of seniors, adults and children from a variety of backgrounds in the San Diego community.

“Like bluegrass, the mission of the Museum is rooted in community, and honoring the tradition of music and music making,” shared Carolyn Grant, executive director of the Museum of Making Music. “Keeping access to music programs alive and accessible is why we’re asking members of our community to join us for this exceptional evening event.”

Funds raised from the benefit concert will support the museum’s annual giving of over $100,000 to a variety of education outreach programs. These programs open doors to the deep and lasting benefits of music making for thousands of adults, seniors, students, and children from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds. As part of this, the Museum provides tours and hands-on music making for students from Title 1 schools, weekly adult community band and orchestra programs, and recently launched a new partnership with San Pasqual Academy which benefits foster youth through music making and production opportunities. Funds will also help continue the MoMM’s efforts to fully fund its interactive exhibitions, hands-on experiences and live performances meant to inform and inspire guests as they learn how musical instruments impact popular culture and connect lives. Ticket prices start at $35 and are available for purchase here.

Guests of the evening will enjoy the harmonious, traditional yet modern compositions of The Grascals, featuring Terry Eldredge (guitar/vocals), John Bryan (guitar/vocals), Danny Roberts (mandolin), Terry Smith (bass/vocals), Kristin Scott Benson (banjo), and Adam Haynes (fiddle), all musicians known for their personal and musical bonds. Their innovative mingling of traditional and modern bluegrass sounds easily floats between the classics and newer pop standards that has made the group a hallmark of the Nashville scene for many years.

Alongside The Grascals will be the six-person band, Flatt Lonesome. Featuring Kelsi Robertson Harrigill (mandolin/vocals), Buddy Robertson (guitar/vocals), Charli Robertson (fiddle/vocals), Paul Harrigill (banjo), Dominic Illingworth (acoustic bass), and Michael Stockton (resophonic guitar), Flatt Lonesome has earned multiple awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America, several Dove nominations and awards and three 2016 IBMA honors for Vocal Group, Song, and Album of the Year.

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