|Saturday Oct 28, 2023 12:00 PM - Saturday Oct 28, 2023 8:00 PM | $25.00 - $30.00
Bluegrass for Hospice-2023
Southern Maryland Bluegrass presents:
Bluegrass for Hospice featuring Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass and the Junior Sisk Band.
After a 5 year halt, Bluegrass promoter, Jay Armsworthy will be bringing back the Bluegrass for Hospice in honor is his Dad, Johnny Armsworthy.
In August of 2022, Jay lost his Dad while under Hospice care. He was well known throughout St. Marys County and the Bluegrass music community. To honor his Dad, the Armsworthy family has decided to resurrect the event to be held on Saturday October 28, 2023 at the Flat Iron Farm in Great Mills, MD where it was held for a decade.
From 2009-2018 Jay held Bluegrass for Hospice in memory of his Grandfathers, William Armsworthy and Bubba Copsey that was held annually with all proceeds going to the Hospice of St. Marys, Hospice House. The event raised over $250,000.00 in 10 years. It was a magnificent event that drew a crowd of about five hundred spectators each year and was sponsored by local St Marys County businesses. During that time, Jay presented the event, not only giving back to Hospice, but preserving Bluegrass music in the Southern Maryland area. But after 10 years he felt it was time to bring it to a close with a milestone of 10 years.
Jays Dad, Johnny Armsworthy, was a tremendous help promoting the event and every year he enjoyed visiting many local business to get door prizes and pass out flyers for the event. But in his words, I dont mind helping hospice, but I hope I never need them to help me. But in his final days he did.
For this onetime event nothing will change. It will be just like it always had been. A fun and successful day of live Bluegrass entertainment both local and national talent, food, door prizes, raffles, and a silent auction. All at the same location, but a day to welcome the community out to celebrate Jays dad. Two of todays notable Bluegrass acts (and his Dads favorites), Junior Sisk Band and Danny Paisley & Southern Grass will headline the event. Paisley and his band were the headlining band at the very first Bluegrass for Hospice and then again for the10th and final year.
Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are available. More information will be coming soon with a complete lineup and details to the event.
For more info go to: www.bluegrassforhospice.com
Flat Iron Farm (View)
45840 Highway To Heaven Ln
Great Mills, MD 20634
|Minimum Age: 0
|Kid Friendly: Yes!
|Dog Friendly: Yes!
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!
Handicap Accessible, Outdoor bathroom facilities, bring lawn chairs & dress for the appropriate weather