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The Grascals to headline benefit for Martin Senior Center

Grammy-nominated bluegrass group The Grascals will headline a benefit concert for the Martin Senior Center Thursday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m. The Grascals have become one of the most acclaimed bands on the bluegrass scene for their innovative mingling of bluegrass and country music.

The Grascals demonstrate rare musical empathy that lends itself to performing original songs as well as reworking a bluegrass classic or pop standard. The Grascals draw upon legends such as Dolly Parton, George Jones, Vince Gill, The Jordanaires, Steve Wariner, Lloyd Green, Hank Williams, Jr. and others for songs and performances exposing new audiences to the diverse and unique “BluGrascals” sound.

Donna Ulisse, award-nominated Songwriter of the Year by the IBMA, and The Poor Mountain Boys are proud to be a part of the evening. Ulisse will offer a unique insight into the stories behind many of the songs she has written as well as some top-notch picking by the Poor Mountain Boys. 

Event-only tickets are $45 and a VIP package is $85, which includes transportation to and from the Franklin Theatre in Franklin, wine, hors d’oeurves and an opportunity to meet The Grascals and Donna Ulisse. For more information, call 615-376-0102.

The Martin Center is a facility designed seniors who want to remain actively engaged. It’s a place where people who live alone can find fellowship and friendship. It provides a breadth and depth of opportunities that can’t be found in any other location. Twenty-five percent of residents at the Martin Center live at, or below, the federal poverty or low-income guidelines. Corporate partnerships help the Martin Center offer services to these individuals at free or reduced rates while expanding the programs and services offered.

Posted on: 6/6/2013


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