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May 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Kickup your heels and say goodbye to a long winter at the Crown@College concert on Saturday, May 19, at Flathead Valley Community College. Held on the campus under a big top tent, the event will raise scholarship funds for Northwest Montana guitarists to attend the Crown Guitar Workshop and Festival held in Bigfork on August 26 to Sept. 1. Proceeds will also be shared with the building fund of FVCC’s One Campaign that includes plans to build a new performance hall.
Doors open at 5 pm with Mama Jazz and the Po’ Boys, led by jazz maestra, Erica von Kleist. Von Kleist is an award winning saxophonist, flautist, composer and educator who graduated from New York’s Julliard School studying under jazz master, Wynton Marsalis.
Jameson & the Sordid Seeds led by Brent Jameson, a 16-year guitar and songwriter veteran in the valley, will take the next hour, adding his special brand of reggae roots, rock and soul to the show. Between the sets former Crown scholarship recipients will share short songs and testimonials about how the Crown Guitar Workshop has influenced their musical life.
The finale act will be Laura Jean Anderson, a singer/songwriter who attended the workshop in 2017 as a Crown Fellowship recipient. Born in Olympia, Washington and now residing in Los Angeles, Anderson says she carries on the tradition of rock n roll while pushing the boundaries of the places modern music can go. She will be backed by the Crown All-Star band, many of whom are Crown Workshop alumnus.
The show will be held from 5 to 9 pm on the FVCC campus in a large, enclosed tent. Food, beer, and wine will be available to purchase from vendors. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $15 for students with valid I.D. Kids under 12 are free. Purchase tickets at crownguitarfest.tix.com.
All proceeds will go to the Crown Guitar Scholarship Fund and the FVCC ONE Campaign. For more information visit www.crownguitarfest.org or call 855-855-5900.