The Davis Health System (DHS) Foundation will host its fourth annual Bluegrass Concert beginning at 7 p.m. on July 22 at the American Mountain Theater. The concert will raise funds for the Davis House, a home-away-from-home for patients and families of the Davis Memorial Hospital Cancer Care Center.
The concert opens with a performance by champion cloggers Matt Kupstas and Becky Miller of the Davis & Elkins Dance Collective. Featured bluegrass band Nothin' Fancy will take the stage immediately following to entertain guests with their explosive bluegrass sound.
"We are excited to raise funds for this great local cause," said Mike Ross of Mike Ross Inc., who provides major sponsorship of the event each year. "Many cancer patients must travel for their treatments and the Davis House will help reduce the financial and emotional burden of this sometimes daily travel."
Nothin’ Fancy will perform at the fourth annual Davis Health System Foundation Bluegrass Concert at the American Mountain Theater on July 22.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the Foundation at 304-637-3152 or by visiting the administrative offices of Davis Memorial Hospital.
Nothin' Fancy formed as a bluegrass band in 1994 to compete in the East Coast Bluegrass Championship in Crimora, Va. Since their auspicious debut, they have grown in popularity, releasing nine full-length CDs. They have played the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the Lincoln Center in New York City, the Birchmere in Alexandria, Va., as well as Canada, Holland, Norway and countless bluegrass festivals across the nation.
Kupstas, a premier clogger of his generation, is the artistic director for the Davis & Elkins College Dance Collective. He holds two world clogging championships with the Bailey Mountain Cloggers and has won other prestigious flat footing competitions in North Carolina and West Virginia. For the July 22 performance, Kupstas will be joined by fellow clogger Miller and musician Jerry Milnes.
"I think guests will be nothing short of 100 percent satisfied with this year's entertainment lineup," said Dan Bucher, DHS Foundation special projects coordinator. "A huge thank you to our sponsors Mike Ross and Davis Trust Company and also to the community for their continual support of the Foundation and the Davis House."
The DHS Foundation raises funds for initiatives and projects that enhance local health care. It is committed to providing opportunities for individual, corporate and community financial support to DHS.
For more information about the Foundation or the concert, call Jennie Raines at 304-637-3152.