News By Tag
News By Place
MedBank Foundation Announces Annual Fundraising Event at 2013 Savannah Music Festival
MedBank Foundation, Inc. will hold its 2013 fundraising event just before the Savannah Music Festival’s Joy Kills Sorrow/ The Deadly Gentlemen concert on Thursday, April 4 at 6pm in the Charles H. Morris Center in historic downtown Savannah, GA.
Held in a private tent in the Trustees' Garden at the Charles H. Morris Center right before the concert, the MedBank/Savannah Music Festival event will feature a raw bar with locally-raised oysters from Spat King Oysters; Cabot Cheeses; libations; and other delicious food provided by St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. Tickets for $75 per person include all food and drinks tickets plus entrance to the two concerts, and they can be purchased on the MedBank website at http://www.medbank.org/
Joy Kills Sorrow is a Boston-based virtuoso string band that fashions original songs and arrangements reflecting a love of indie-rock and new folk. Emma Beaton's haunting vocals and the ensemble's rootsy variation on Americana is just as apt to appeal to fans of Mumford & Sons and Fleet Foxes as to committed Stanley Brothers enthusiasts. Guitarist Matthew Arcara is a National Flatpicking Champion, while bassist Bridget Kearney majored in Jazz Bass at The New England Conservatory of Music and is the group's primary songwriter, Jacob Jolliff was Berklee School of Music's first full-scholarship mandolin student, and banjoist Wesley Corbett currently teaches banjo at Berklee.
The Deadly Gentlemen, a collective comprised of banjo virtuoso Greg Liszt (Crooked Still), guitarist Stash Wyslouch, mandolinist Dominick Leslie, fiddler Mike Barnett (David Grisman, Tony Trischka) and bassist Sam Grisman (son of David Grisman), are also all singers whose aim is to project the spirit of punk and rock 'n' roll within the framework of stringband music.
MedBank Executive Director Liz Longshore says, "We're really looking forward to both celebrating and raising funds for MedBank, and listening to an amazing mash-up of pop, Americana, bluegrass and jazz music. And the Charles Morris Center is the perfect venue, with excellent acoustics, a great view from every seat and an intimate, fun atmosphere."
About MedBank Foundation, Inc.
Every year MedBank Foundation, Inc., helps over 10,000 eligible patients acquire over $11 million in free prescription medications through pharmaceutical company Patient Assistance Programs--all within a budget under $250,000. In addition to its main office in Savannah’s Medical Arts center, MedBank also operates clinics in Effingham, Bulloch, Toombs, Liberty, Long and MacIntosh Counties, GA. For more information, please contact Executive Director Liz Longshore at 912-373-6369 or firstname.lastname@example.org;